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'Najaf, the Gate of Wisdom


Najaf - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najaf
Najaf or An Najaf Al Ashraf (Arabic: النّجف الأشرف ) is a city in central-south Iraq about 160 km (100 mi) south of Baghdad. Its estimated population in 2013 was 1,000,000 people. It is the capital of NajafGovernorate. It is widely considered the third holiest city of Shia Islam, the Shi'ite world's spiritual capital, and the center of Shi'ite political power in Iraq. Contents. [hide]. 1 Religious significance; 2 Climate; 3 History. 3.1 Prehistoric and ancient times; 3.2 Medieval and modern history; 3.3 ...


UNESCO
'Najaf, the Gate of Wisdom - History, Heritage & Significance of the Holy City of the Shi'a'
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