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.


  • 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 Imam Husayn A.S. Mosque in Karbala.
  • August 31, 2005 This mosque was the destination of the crowd that was caught up in the Baghdad bridge stampede.
  • June 6, 2007 At least 7 people were killed after twin car bombings occurred near the mosque.
  • June 27, 2007 A car bomb killed at least 14 people and injured 22 others.
  • March 25, 2008 The freshly gilded dome over the grave of Muhammad al-Taqi A.S.was unveiled to the public, as crowds had gathered in celebration for the birthday of Hazrath Muhammad Mustafa SAWW as well as his descendant, Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq A.S.
  • December 27, 2008 A car bomb killed at least 24 people and wounded 46 others, many of them Shiite pilgrims. The explosion occurred about 100 yards from Bab al-Dirwaza, one of the main gates to the shrine.
  • January 4, 2009 A male suicide bomber dressed as a woman, killed 38 and injured 72 Shia pilgrims as they were preparing for Ashura.
  • April 8, 2009 7 people were killed and 23 others were wounded after a bomb that was left in a plastic bag near the mosque detonated.
  • April 24, 2009 Two female suicide bombers killed at least 66 people and wounded 125 others as people were heading towards the mosque for Friday prayers.