The Samarra Collection

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The mausoleum of the 10th Imam al-Naqi and 11th Imam al-Askari, peace be on them.

Ruins of the Great Mosque of Samarra. At the time it was built (842-852), it was the largest mosque in the world.

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Ruins of the Great Mosque of Samarra. At the time it was built (842-852), it was the largest mosque in the world.

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Outside Masjid Sahla (Kufa, Iraq). The 12th Imam [a] is said to frequent this mosque

Maqam Sahib al-Zamaan [a], inside Masjid Sahla

Calligraphy with the 12th Imam's [a] name "Ya Aba Salih, al-Mahdi"

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Beneath the blue dome is the cellar (sardab) where Imam al-Mahdi [a] is said to have been last seen after the demise of his father.

Inside Maqam Sahib al-Zamaan [a] i.e. after opening the door seen in the previous picture

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