Karbalā (Arabic: كربلاء) is one of the pilgrimage cities in Iraq that is frequently visited by the Shi'a. It became such because of the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn (a) and his faithful companions in this location in the year 61/680. In addition, this city also holds the mausoleums of Imam al-Husayn (a) and al-'Abbas (a).
|Feature||Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn (a)|
|Total population||1 million|
|Old name||Al-Ghadiriyya, al-Taff|
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