Prophet Muhammad's hair
A strand of hair, believed to be from the beard of Prophet Muhammad, is seen through a magnifying glass as it is presented to Bangladeshi Muslims at the National Mosque in Dhaka on February 21, 2012 Getty Images

A strand of hair believed to belong to the prophet Muhammad will be brought to Moscow in occasion of the anniversary of the prophet's birthday on 3 January 2015.

The relic will be transported to the capital from the Republic of Dagestan, in the North Caucasus, where around 83% of the population - 2.4 million out of 2.9 million - are Muslims.

It will be escorted by Moscow Muslim Spiritual Department head Mufti Ildar Alyautdinov, Russian news agency TASS reported.

The hair is believed to be part of Muhammad's beard, which was shaved off by his favourite barber Salman after the prophet had died. The beard is contained in a glass reliquarium in Instambul's Topkapi Palace Museum.

Other religious relics of the Prophet include: the Holy Mantel, which was given by Muhammad to an Arabian poet; the Battle Standard, believed to have served as a curtain over the tent of his wife's Aisha; the Sacred Seal, used by prophet as a ring to stamp documents; the Blessed Sandals; Muhammad's Teeth.

Muhammad's Bowl, which was passed from generation to generation by descendants of the prophet, is kept in a mosque in Chechnya.