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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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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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  • 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 »
  • The place is always thriving with visitors and have the best hosts/caretakers. A very creative and low tech locker system is a huge plus. Perhaps the most calming feeling sitting the courtyard. Thursd...  more »
  • its a holly shrine , old ancient place belong to about 1400 year s ago. its beautiful , its safe city for all visitor . I advise all to visit it  more »