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Karbala & Najaf

Embark on a spiritual journey to Karbala, Iraq, one of the holiest cities in Shia Islam. Karbala is renowned for being the site of the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD, where Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, was martyred. Each year, millions of Shia Muslims from around the world pilgrimage to Karbala to pay their respects to Imam Hussain and his companions. Visitors to Karbala can visit the sacred shrine of Imam Hussain, where his tomb is located, as well as the nearby shrine of his brother, Abbas ibn Ali. The atmosphere in Karbala during religious events such as Arba’een, commemorating the 40th day after Imam Hussain’s martyrdom, is one of reverence, devotion, and communal solidarity.