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Tall al-Zaynabiyya

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Tall al-Zaynabiyya (Arabic:تلّ الزينبيّة) 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.

Location of Tall al-Zaynabiyya in the Event of 'Ashura

the oldest picture of Tall al-Zaynabiyya

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.

The Building

Currently, there is a building called Tall al-Zaynabiyya 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. Reconstruction of the building of Tall al-Zaynabiyya was made about 1398/1978.


  • The material of this article is manily taken from تل زینبیه in Farsi WikiShia.