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Al-Tall al-Zaynabi

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Al-Tall al-Zaynabi (Arabic:التلّ الزينبي) is a place overlooking the Qatligah of Imam al-Husayn (a). In the Event of Karbala, Lady Zaynab (a) watched her brother (Husayn b. Ali (a)) in the battle from there. It is located at the west of the holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn (a) and is visited by Shias.

Meaning of "Tall"

In Arabic, "Tall" means a projection of soil and sand on the ground.[1]


The oldest picture of al-Tall al-Zaynabi

Land of Karbala has been uneven and has had hills. In the Event of Karbala, there was a hill overlooking the place of the martyrdom of martyrs, where Lady Zaynab (a) went up there to see her brother's situation in the battlefield.[2]


Currently, there is a building called al-Tall al-Zaynabi on the south-west of the holy shrine of Imam al-Husayn (a) which is about 5 meters above the ground level of the holy shrine and is about 35 meters away from the Sacrifice Pit. This place is built like a room with some stairs leading to it and has a blue tiled dome over it.[3] Reconstruction of the building of al-Tall al-Zaynabi was made about 1398/1978.[4]


  1. Muḥaddithī, Farhang-i ʿĀshūrā, p. 119.
  2. Āl Ṭuʿma, Turāth al-Karbalāʾ, p. 129.
  3. Zamānī, Sayrī dar Sarzamīn-i khāṭirahā, p. 116.
  4. Āl Ṭuʿma, Turāth al-Karbalāʾ, p. 129.


  • Āl Ṭuʿma, Salmān Hādī. Turāth al-Karbalāʾ. Tehran: Nashr-i Mashʿar, 1393 Sh.
  • Muḥaddithī, Jawād. Farhang-i ʿĀshūrā. Qom: Nashr-i Maʿrūf, 1388 Sh.
  • Zamānī, Aḥmad. Sayrī dar Sarzamīn-i khāṭirahā. Tehran: Nashr-i Mashʿar, 1381 Sh.