The cities of Najaf and Karbala in Iraq are of importance to Muslims all over
the world, and in particular hold a special significance for Shi'a
Muslims.Â Find out more about these cities and that which is associated with
them. Includes links to essays, images, and news sources.
Najaf, located in southwestern Iraq, is home to the final resting
place of an important figure in the religion of Islam - Imam 'Ali bin