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A Story From: Iran
Read Time: ["6 to 10mins"]
For Ages: 8 to 10yrs.

Desperate times call for the Wizard Khizr. But who can find him?
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Retold by Elaine L. Lindy. ©2006. All rights reserved.


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 former Persian coin equivalent to about one dollar.

Some Muslim scholars think that the Khizr is a prophet who is the same character as Elijah in the Bible. Others say he wasn't a prophet at all, but only a wise and saintly man who was wazir (vizier) to a great conqueror who lived in the time of Abraham. Khizr was known to wear green clothes, and the word for "green" in Arabic is nearly the same as his name.