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Imam Hussain's Shrine, Karbala

#2 of 26 in Historic Sites in Iraq
Must see · Religious Site · Landmark
In the middle of the bustling city, Imam Hussain's Shrine represents one of the first and largest Muslim pilgrimage sites in the world. See the final resting place of Husayn Ibn Ali (the third Shia imam), a holy site greatly respected by Muslims all over the planet. If you visit during Ashura, the anniversary of the imam's death, you’ll find millions of pilgrims who come to pray and pay their respects to the famous martyr. Reflect on the architectural style of the grand complex, and enjoy the view of its golden domes and minarets, accompanied by numerous colorful decorations. Outside, check out the quaint shops and stalls selling refreshments and souvenirs. Plan trip to Karbala with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Imam Hussain is imam not for shiaa but also for all Muslims and he was sacrifice himself for change our route of life for every person by victory of blood on the power of the swords  more »
  • The place where one can feel highest level of spirtitual satisfaction. I recommend every human to visit THE SHRINE. The practical experience will be brighter then mere information. Thanks  more »

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