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Al-'Atabat al-Muqaddasa

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Al-ʿAtabāt al-Muqaddasa (Arabic: العتبات المقدسه, literally: the Holy Doorsteps) are holy shrines of Shi'a Imams in Iraq including Najaf, Karbala, Kadhimiya, and Samarra. These cities are also called al-ʿAtabāt al-ʿAliyāt (Arabic: العتبات العالیات, literally: the Exalted Doorsteps). The importance of these cities is because of the six Imams (a) of Shi'a buried there. These cities are among major destinations of ziyarah and holy cities for Shi'a.


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