Imam Hussain's Shrine, Karbala

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#2 of 15 in Historic Sites in Iraq
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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  • The Haram is usually crowded with pilgrims all around the world. Visiting this place has great blessings according to all major Islamic Schools of Thought.  more »
  • I am in Karbala now and feeing lucky to be here. I pray for all my friends and family that everyone must come here once in life.  more »
  • In Arbaeen you will not forced to pay for food and places to sleep and rest. In these days of year Iraqi people will welcome you and are your hosts. There is a great walk between Najaf and Karbala tha...  more »

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