karbala karbala


  • (n) a city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad; a holy city for Shiite Muslims because it is the site of the tomb of Mohammed's grandson who was killed there in 680



  1. Iraq attacks kill 44 as millions mark Shiite holiday

    Karbala (Iraq) (AFP) - Attacks mostly against Shiites, including the suicide bombing of a religious procession, killed 44 people in Iraq Thursday despite massive security for one of the holiest days of their faith. The bloodshed came as a flood of worshippers, including tens of thousands of foreign pilgrims, thronged the central shrine city of Karbala for the climax of Ashura, braving repeated ...
    on November 14, 2013     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

  2. Genies, archangels, prophets join Iran Shiite ceremony

    NOUSH ABAD (Iran) (AFP) - In the town of Noush Abad in central Iran, genies, prophets and archangels travel alongside Imam Hussein to Karbala, in a locally interpreted Ashura procession marking the martyrdom of the third Shiite imam. The event that pitted Imam Hussein and dozens of his loyal followers against the troops of the Caliph Yazid has become one of the founding tenets of Shiite Islam ...
    on November 13, 2013     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

  3. Iraq's Shi'ites Observe Ashura

    A Shi'ite worshipper beats himself with chains as a sign of grief for Imam Hussein during Muharram between the holy shrines of Imam Hussein and Imam Abbas in Karbala, Iraq, Nov. 13, 2013.
    on November 13, 2013     Source: Voice of America

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  1. "I did not expect this explosion because I thought the place was well protected by the police," said Qassim Hassan, a clothing merchant who was injured by the blast. "I demand a trial for the people in charge of the security in Karbala. They...
    on Apr 27, 2007 By: Abd al-Karim Qasim Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I'm wearing this card to identify me if I'm killed during the journey to Karbala," Ali said.
    on Mar 7, 2007 By: Imam Hussein Source: Forbes

  3. "We think that it is the same network that killed our soldiers in Karbala in an operation back in January," General Petraeus told The Times. "We killed the head of that network less than a week before the operation that detained those British...
    on Jun 22, 2007 By: David Petraeus Source: FrontPage magazine.com

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