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Sacred Sites in Iraq

Below is an illustrated index of the sacred sites and religious places in Iraq profiled so far on Sacred Destinations, listed in alphabetical order by name. Please note this list is far from comprehensive - many more great sites remain to be added. You can also view these sites on an interactive map of Iraq.



  • Karbala
    Karbala, Iraq
    The Shia holy city of Karbala is home to the glittering shrines of Imam Husayn and Imama Abbas.
  • Najaf
    Najaf, Iraq
    In the Shia holy city of Najaf in southern Iraq is the mosque and shrine of Imam Ali. For Shia Muslims, it is the third holiest place in the world after Mecca and Medina.