Essential Architecture-  Iraq

BImam Ali Mosque

architect

 

location

Najaf, Iraq.

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style

Islamic

construction

 

type

Mosque
 
 
   
The Imam ‘Ali Holy Shrine, also known as Masjid Ali or the Mosque of ‘Ali, located in Najaf, Iraq, is the third holiest site for some of the estimated 200 million followers of the Shia branch of Islam. ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin of Muhammad, the fourth caliph (Sunni belief), the first Imam (Shia belief) is buried here. According to Shi'a belief buried next to Ali within this mosque are the remains of Adam and Noah.

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