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Al ‘Askari Mosque or the ‘Askariyya Mosque/Shrine located in the Iraqi city of Samarra 125 km (78 mi) from Baghdad. The remains of the 10th and 11th Imams, IMAM Ali Naqi A.S. and his son IMAM Hasan Askari A.S., known as: al-‘Askariyyain (“the two ‘Askaris”), rest at the shrine. Also buried within the Mosque are: Hakimah Khatun, sister of ‘Imam Ali Naqi A.S. and Narjis Khatun, the mother of 12th Imam Mu?ammad al-Mahdi A.S.. Adjacent to this shrine is another mosque, built over the location where the 12th Imam, Mu?ammad al-Mahdi A.S. first entered the Minor Occultation.The ‘Askariyya Shrine...

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Amir-ol Mo’minin Al- Imam Ali ibne Abi Talib A.S. Holy Shrine, also known as Masjid Ali or the Mosque of Ali, is a mosque located in Najaf, Iraq. Our sixth imam, Imam Ja‘far as-Sadiq A.S., says that we have five definitive holy places that we respect very much. The first is Makkah, which belongs to God. The second is Madinah, which belongs to the Holy Prophet Hazrath Muhammad Mustafa SAWW, the messenger of God. The third belongs to our first Imam of Shia, Amir-ol Mo’minin Al- Imam Ali ibne Abi Talib A.S., which is in Najaf. The fourth belongs...

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The Al-Kadhimiya Mosque is a shrine located in the Kadhimayn suburb of Baghdad, Iraq. It contains the tombs of our seventh Imam Musa al-Kadhim A.S. and the ninth Imam Muhammad al-Taqi al-Jawad A.S.Also buried within this mosque are the famous historical scholars, Shaykh Mufid and Shaykh Nasir ad-Din Tusi.Directly adjacent to the mosque are two smaller shrines, belonging to the brothers who compiled Nahjul Balagha – Shaykh Radhi and Shaykh Murtadha. Events March 2, 2004 At least 75 people were killed and hundreds others were wounded as crowds had gathered to commemorate Ashura. Concurrent explosions also occurred at the...

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