Imam Hussain's Shrine, Karbala

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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. Find out how to plan Karbala trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • How can one not cry if they know the history of imam Husain and his sacrifice of himself and his family . When u go there you can pictorise everything mourn and cry more and more It’s historical It’s ...  more »
  • Our visit was in Ashora and it was really crowded with millions of visitors with peacful minds You may relax your mind there and pray 24/7  more »
  • It is reported that 4 years after the martyrdom of Imam Husain AS, Mukhtar bin Ubaidullah e Saqafi first built a mosque here and a dome was constructed above the grave in 685 AD. Over the dome, he fix...  more »

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