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  Updated: August 20, 2011

Millions flocking to Najaf for Aza-o- Amir-il Mominin

By: Ismail Zabeeh

HOLY CITY OF NAJAF, Iraq: In commemoration of the martyrdom anniversary of Al-Imam Ali Al-Mortadha (a.s.), first infallible descendant of Prophet Muhammad (s), hundreds of thousands of mourners have been heading to the holy city of Najaf at his holy shrine.

Ramadan 21, the anniversary of martyrdom of Al-Imam Ali b. Abi Talib (as.), falls this year on Monday August 22 in Iraq, and according to officials the number of mourners to Najaf will reach to millions on the day.

The government has announced holiday on Ramadan 21 marking the sad occasion in Najaf governorate and many other governorates.


 

 
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