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Syria

Damascus

Pilgrimage sites

1
Tomb of Lady Zaynab, peace be upon her

Daughter of Imam Ali [a] and Sayyida Fatima al-Zahra [a]
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Bab Saghir (also called "Goristan-e-Ghariban")

This is a street with cemeteries on either side of the road
• Tomb of Lady Ruqayya [a]: daughter of Imam Husayn [a]

• Tomb of Lady Umm Kulthum [a]: sister of Imam Husayn [a]

• Tomb of the Prophet's [s] wives (ummahatul mu'minin): Umm Salma and Umm Habiba

• Tomb of Lady Fidha, the maid of Sayyida Fatima (the Prophet's daughter), [a]

• Tomb of Hujr Ibn Adi [r], companion of Imam Ali [a]

• Tomb of Kamaid bin Aswad al-Kindi [r], companion of Imam Ali [a]

• Tomb of Abdullah b. Ja'far al-Tayyar [a], husband and cousin of Lady Zaynab [a]

• Tomb of Obay ibn Ka'b [r]: husband of Halima [r], nursing mother of the Prophet [s]

• Tomb of Bilal al-Habashi, the Muazzin of the Holy Prophet [s]

• Tomb of Abdullah bin Umm Maktoum - Muazzin

• Tomb of Abdullah b. Imam Zaynul Abideen [a]

• Tomb of Abdullah b. Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq [a]

• Tomb of Fatima Sughra bint Imam Husayn [a]

• Maqam Ra's Shuhada. The burial place of the heads of the martyrs of Karbala. Also called "ganj-e-sarha-e-shuhada-e-Karbala"

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Prison

This place can be reached by walking through Souk Hamidiyya (i.e. the Hamidiyya bazaar)
• Mausoleum of Sakina [a]: daughter of Imam Husayn [a]

• Prison of Ahlul Bayt [a]

• Pulpit (minbar) of Imam Zaynul Abideen [a]

• Niche (mihrab) where Imam Zaynul Abideen [a] used to say his prayers

• Place where Imam Zaynul Abideen [a] prayed when he went to take the head of Imam Husayn [a]

4
Ummayyad Mosque (Jaami al-Amawi)

This is a walking distance from the Prison:
• The Pulpit from which Imam Zaynul Abidin [a] delivered a sermon before Yazid

• Grave of Prophet Yahya (John the Baptist) [a] son of Prophet Zakariya [a]

• Maqam Ra'sul Husayn [a]. Place where the head of Imam Husayn [a] is said to have been buried

• Place where the head of Imam Husayn [a] was kept in Yazid's treasury

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Salera (Hill)

• Cave of Ashab al-Kahf

• Koh-e-Raqim

• Masjid Sulayman

• Small Masjid

• Footprint of Imam Ali, peace be upon him

• Sermon (khutba) writtten by Imam Ali [a] on stone with his finger

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Another Hill (dangerous to ascend)

• Place where Qabil killed his brother Habil (sons of Adam [a])

• The "two eyes" from which water drops like tears

• Fingerprint of the Archangel Jibrail [a]

• Forty (arbain) Mosallas: place where 40 prophets are buried

Historic sites

1
House of Hinda - the pious wife of Yazid
2
1300 year old door in the bazaar of Damascus
3
Well of Prophet Hud [a] and a stone pot for wudu

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