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Karbala
كربلاء
Karbala al-Muqaddasah
Shi'a Muslims mak their wey tae the Imam Husayn Mosque in Karbala, Iraq in 2008.
Shi'a Muslims mak their wey tae the Imam Husayn Mosque in Karbala, Iraq in 2008.
Karbala is located in Iraq
Karbala
Karbala
Location in Iraq
Coordinates: 32°37′N 44°02′E / 32.617°N 44.033°E / 32.617; 44.033
Kintra  Iraq
Province Karbala
Population (2003)
 • Tot 572,300

Karbala (Arabic: كربلاء‎; BGN: Al-Karbalā’; also referred tae as Karbalā' al-Muqaddasah) is a ceety in Iraq, locatit aboot 100 km (62 mi) soothwast o Baghdad. Karbala is the caipital o Karbala Province, an haes an estimatit population o 572,300 fowk (2003).

The ceety, best kent as the location o the Battle o Karbala (680), is amangst the holiest ceeties for Shia Muslims efter Mecca an Medina. It is hame tae the Imam Hussein Shrine. Karbala is famous as the steid o the martyrdom o Hussein ibn Ali (Imam Hussein), an commemorations are held bi millions o Shias annually tae remember it. Karbala is considered sacred bi baith Shias an Sunni muslims.[1]

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  1. "Karbala and Najaf: Shia holy cities". BBC News. April 20, 2003. 

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