Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib Shrine, Najaf

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Pay your respects at Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib Shrine, considered the third holiest pilgrimage site for Shia Muslims. The complex serves as the resting place for the first imam, Ali ibn Abi Talib, and is also believed by many to house the remains of Noah and Adam. The complex was built around the imam’s grave in 977 CE, and has since been damaged and repaired several times. Reflect on the ancient traditional Islamic architecture, and don’t miss seeing the gold veranda, which serves as an entirely gilded entrance to the building. Put Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib Shrine on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Najaf online travel route planner .
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  • Najaf is a one of the important cities for shia people. Shias Have 12 Imams, first imam is imam ALI. His shrine is in Najaf. This shrine is full of Spirituality.  more »
  • The Shirne is just 10 minutes drive from Najaf Airport. There are various hotels of different classes around the shrine and I would say the best one is Qasr Al Durr that has been recently renovated an...  more »
  • This shrine is belongs to Imam Ali AS and GOD's prophets Adam and Nooh AS It became larger and more attractive as they have covered the open areas from sun and they build new place under nr of Sayyida...  more »

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With the town's main attractions drawing in millions of pilgrims each year, Najaf possesses a decent contingent of accommodations. However, the number and variety remains pretty limited, so make sure to book well in advance. Hotels, ranging from budget options to slightly pricier and well-presented rooms, lie along the main road. The district to the northwest of the airport provides by far the greatest number of lodgings, once again with simple hotels and slightly more luxurious options dominating the choice.
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