Najaf

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Ali Mosque in Najaf, Iraq. - Mazari Sharif means "Noble Shrine", a reference to the large, blue-tiled sanctuary and mosque in the center of the city known as the Shrine of Hazrat Ali or the ''Blue Mosque''. Some Muslims believe that the tomb of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad, is at this mosque in Mazari Sharif. Twelver Shi'as (Twelvers) however, believe that the real grave of Ali is found within Imam Ali Mosque


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Ali Mosque in Najaf, Iraq. - Mazari Sharif means "Noble Shrine", a reference to the large, blue-tiled sanctuary and mosque in the center of the city known as the Shrine of Hazrat Ali or the ''Blue Mosque''. Some Muslims believe that the tomb of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad, is at this mosque in Mazari Sharif. Twelver Shi'as (Twelvers) however, believe that the real grave of Ali is found within Imam Ali Mosque


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of the city and here the body was secretly buried. No tomb was raised and nobody knew of the burial place except for a few trusted people. History shows us that Najaf is indeed an ancient city that has its beginning stretching far before the birth of Islam. Archaeological discoveries show the existence of a populace dating back to the times of Christ Jesus. Najaf possesses one of the largest burial grounds in the vicinity for Christians. The centuries following have proven this to be an also


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Infobase Publishing isbn 978-0-8160-5767-2 page 140 It contains the tombs of several prophets and many of the devout from around the world aspire to be buried there, to be raised from the dead with Imām Alī on Judgement Day (Last Judgement). Over the centuries, numerous hospices, schools, libraries and Sufi convents were built around the shrine to make the city the center of Shīʻa learning and theology. The Najaf seminary is one of the most important teaching centres in the Islamic world. Ayatollah Khomeini (Ruhollah Khomeini) lectured there from 1964 to 1978. wikipedia:Najaf


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with a poisoned sword. Tabatabae (1979), p.192 Buried at the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf, Iraq. - The House of Yawar has been the head of the Shammar tribe for centuries. The Shammar is one of Iraq's biggest tribal confederations with more than 1.5 million people covering vast territories from Iraq into Syria and Saudi Arabia. Composed of both Sunnis and Shiites, the Shammar are generally religiously and politically moderate


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Temps letemps.ch '', 22 February 2006. Ces étranges portraits de Mahomet jeune The Grand Ayatollah Sistani (Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani) of Najaf in Iraq has given a fatwā declaring the depiction of Muhammad, the prophets and other holy characters, permissible if it is made with the utmost respect. Grand Ayatollah Uzma Sistani, ''Fiqh &


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of James Loney (James Loney (peace activist)) and Harmeet Singh Sooden, both members of the organization Christian Peacemaker, garnered wide attention, as did their rescue the following year by Task Force Black, a multi-national operation that consisted of British, American, and Canadian special forces, supported by Task Force Maroon,


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eight year war 1980–1988 only a year after the two reached power in 1979) after which he went to Neauphle-le-Château, suburb of Paris, France on a tourist visa, apparently not seeking political asylum, where he stayed for four months. According to Alexandre de Marenches, chief of External Documentation and Counter-Espionnage Service (Service de Documentation Extérieure et de Contre-Espionnage) (now known as the DGSE), the shah declined that France expel Khomeini for fear

, where he stayed until being forced to leave in 1978, after then-Vice President Saddam Hussein told him that it's better to leave (the two countries would fight a bitter eight year war (Iran-Iraq War) 1980–1988 only a year after the two reached power in 1979) after which he went to Neauphle-le-Château, suburb of Paris, France on a tourist visa, apparently not seeking political asylum, where he stayed for four months. According to Alexandre de Marenches, chief of Service

de Documentation Extérieure et de Contre-Espionnage External Documentation and Counter-Espionnage Service (now known as the DGSE), the shah declined that France expel Khomeini for fear that the cleric should move to Syria or Libya. Christine Ockrent et Alexandre de Marenches, ''Dans le secret des princes'', Stock, 1986, ISBN 2-234-01879-X, p. 254 Some sources report that president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing sent Michel Poniatowski to Tehran to propose


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, Iraq DATE OF DEATH Ismail's reign featured extensive conquests, shaping the map of Iran up to the present day. Iraq, including Baghdad and the holy Shi'a shrines of Najaf and Karbala, had been already seized from the Jalayirids and remained a part of Ismail's kingdom until its end. Despite the defeat at Chaldiran, where he lost western Armenia and northwestern Kurdistan, he managed to pass on to his son, Tahmasp I


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%2Bphilosophy&lr &as_brr 3&as_pt ALLTYPES&ei TJviScT6DoKszgTToYSsDQ&hl fr#PPR13,M1 p. xiii Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr completed his religious teachings at religious seminaries under al-Khoei and Muhsin al-Hakim at the age of 25 and began teaching. Biography Born in the Iranian city of Khoy in 1899, Khoei grew up in Iran. Around the age of 13, he moved to Iraq and took up residence in the holy city of Najaf where he began studying Shia theology with the scholars of that city. He eventually attained the rank of Ayatollah and was subsequently made a marja. Khoei would continue to live in Najaf, becoming a teacher for the remainder of his life, and overseeing the studies of scholars who would be qualified to issue fatwas based on Shia theology. Soon after the fall of Baghdad to US forces in 2003 another one of his sons, Sayyid Abdul Majid al-Khoei returned to Iraq with plans to revive Najaf to the glory and splendor it enjoyed under the patronage of his father. Sayyid Abdul Majid al-Khoei was then the head of Al-Khoei Foundation, the organization responsible for the trusts of his father. He was assassinated on April 10, 2003, near the Imam Ali Shrine in Najaf. Despite his conquests of the Abbasid Caliphate and the Ismailis, Mongke favored Muslim perceptions. He and Hulegu made the Shiite community at Najaf autonomous tax-exempt ecclesiastical polity. Like his predecessors, he exempted clerics, monks, churches, mosques, monasteries and doctor (Physician)s from taxation. thumb Hethum I (seated) in the Mongol court of Karakorum (Image:HetoumIAtMongolCourt1254.JPG), "receiving the homage of the Mongols". "Hethoum I receiving the homage of the Tatars: during his voyage to Mongolia in 1254, Hethoum I was received with honours by the Mongol Khan who "ordered several of his noble subjects to honour and attend him"" in ''Le Royaume Armenien de Cilicie'' Claude Mutafian, p.58, quoting Hayton of Corycus. "Histoire des Tartars", Hayton of Corycus, 1307. * The FBI has launched a full espionage investigation into Larry Franklin after obtaining evidence pointing to a high-ranking spy in the Pentagon. According to CBS News, the spy has been giving classified secrets to Israel which could compromise U.S. national security. Israel denies the charges. * Following the intervention of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani (Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani), an agreement is found to end the standoff (Iraqi resistance#Rebellion in Najaf .28August 2004.29) in Najaf. Although the terms are not clear, the deal requires both the al-Sadr (Muqtada al-Sadr) militia (Mahdi Army) and U.S. troops to leave the city, to be replaced by the police interim government (Iraq interim government). Responsibility for the Imam Ali Mosque goes to Sistani. (BBC) This resolution occurs two days before the one year anniversary of the assassination of Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, a prominent Shi'ite cleric from Najaf. * The Russian Federal Security Service announces that traces of the explosive hexogen have been found in the wreckage of the two Russia airliners which crashed on August 24, 2004. The Islamic group "the Islambouli Brigades" claims responsibility. (AP) ** Twenty-five people are killed and 100 wounded during a mortar (mortar (weapon)) attack on the main mosque in the Iraqi city of Kufa. 20 Shiite marchers in Kufa are killed and 70 wounded by gunfire. The identity of the attackers is unknown, reportedly though a source of gunfire was near an Iraqi National Guard base. (BBC) (Reuters) (CNN) (Albawaba) ** Grand Ayatollah (Ayatollah) Ali al-Sistani (Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani) begins negotiations with Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in a bid to end the fighting in Najaf for three weeks. Sistani tells thousands of Iraqis heading to the holy city to wait on the outskirts of Najaf. (khaleejtimes) Ayatollah Sistani calls a pause in fighting, telling protesters to stay home, and urging all forces to withdraw. US and Iraqi troops suspend attacks for 24 hours. (CSMonitor) (Reuters) * Abu Hamza al-Masri, a well known Muslim cleric currently residing in the United Kingdom, is arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 which covers the "commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism". (Reuters) * Mexican officials announce the arrest in Mexicali of Gilberto Higuera Guerrero, a suspected drug kingpin (illegal drug trade) with ties to the Arellano Félix gang (Tijuana Cartel). Higuera is accused of smuggling narcotics into the U.S. from Mexico, and the U.S. State Department has offered a $ wikipedia:Najaf

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'''Najaf''' ( ; BGN (United States Board on Geographic Names): ''An Najaf'') is a city in Iraq about 160 km (roughly 100 miles) south of Baghdad. Its estimated population in 2008 is 560,000 people. It is the capital of Najaf Governorate. It is widely considered the third holiest city of Shi'a Islam and the center of Shia political power in Iraq. The city is home to the Imam Ali Shrine, and hosts millions of pilgrims yearly.

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