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. Before you head to Najaf, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Najaf itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Najaf has to offer, including Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib Shrine.
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  • June 26, 2017
    Emam Ali holy shrine is the grave of first Emam of Shia muslims. he is very respectable among muslims, and his shrine is well decorated and give you a good feeling. you can walk aroud and inside and s...  more »
  • February 23, 2017
    The shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf like you went to heaven when the Holy presence, the shrine is also observe the grandeur and attention and hygiene weizahi largest world museums
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  • December 7, 2016
    imam ali bin abi talib masque for all muslim partitions not only for some u feel the masue and hear u r soul greal and that for all human  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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