Y. Abdul Rasul, an IT person from Indian city of Chennai, earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records for his collection of stamps on mosques.
Rasul’s kitty is now nearing 8,000 such stamps. (Supplied)
How it all began
Several stamps from Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest shrines, are part of his collection. (Supplied)
Abdul Rasul is an IT person from Indian city of Chennai. (Supplied)
Few of the oldest stamps that are part of his collection include a very rare Somalia Coast stamp issued in 1902. (Supplied)
Mosques across the world are depicted on postage stamps often for historical value but also for their architectural and aesthetic elements. (supplied)
Few of the oldest stamps that are part of his collection include two stamps of mosque issued by Afghanistan which are dated 1892 and 1898. (Supplied)