The primary focus of pilgrimages to Karbala, this large shrine contains the tomb of Imam Husayn (d. 680), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and a much-revered Shi'a martyr.

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Go Historic ID
318984
Names
Karbala
Kerbala
Kerbela
Mashhad al-Husayn
Masjidu l-Hussayn
Shrine of Imam Husayn
Shrine of Imam Hussain
Dates
684; 11th C; 14th C

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Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Shrine of Imam Husayn - Karbala, Iraq