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Coordinates: 32°02′N 44°24′E / 32.033°N 44.400°E / 32.033; 44.400
Kintra Iraq
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Kufa (Arabic,الكوفة al-Kūfah) is a ceety in Iraq, aboot 170 kilometres (110 mi) sooth o Baghdad, an 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast o Najaf. It is locatit on the banks o the Euphrates River. The estimatit population in 2003 wis 110,000.

Alang wi Samarra, Karbala, Kadhimiya an Najaf, Kufa is ane o five Iraqi ceeties that are o great importance tae Shia Muslims. The ceety wis the feenal caipital o ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, an wis foondit athin the first hunder years o the 622 Hijra.

The ceety contains the Great Mosque o Kufa, ane o the earliest mosques in Islam, biggit in the 7t century.

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The Great Mosque of Kufa or Masjid al-Kūfa (Arabic: مسجد الكوفة المعظم‎), or "Masjid al-Aazam" locatit in Kufa, Iraq, is ane o the earliest mosques in Islam. It wis constructit in the middle o the 7t century efter the Caliph Omar established the ceety. The mosque contains the remains o Muslim ibn ‘Aqīl—first cousin o Husayn ibn ‘Alī, his companion Hānī ibn ‘Urwa, an the revolutionary Mukhtār al-Thaqafī.

Masjid al-Kufa in Kūfā, Iraq—contains the tombs o Muslim ibn ‘Aqīl, Hānī ibn ‘Urwa, an Mukhtār al-Thaqafī. The Mosque an aa contains mony important steids relatin tae the Prophets an ‘Alī, includin the place whaur he wis fatally struck on the heid while in Sujood

The tomb o Zayd ibn ‘Alī in Kūfā, Iraq

Masjid al-Hannaanah in Kūfā, Iraq—contains some o the skin o Husayn ibn ‘Alī which wis rippit aff o him post-mortem bi the aggressors o Karbalā.

The Hoose o ‘Alī in Kūfā, Iraq

Tomb o Maytham at-Tammār in Kufa, Iraq

Tomb o Kumayl ibn Ziyad in Kufa, Iraq

The feenal Imām, considered tae be alive an in occultation, haes the Masjid al-Sahlah associatit wi him.

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Coordinates: 32°02′N 44°24′E / 32.033°N 44.400°E / 32.033; 44.400