WikiShia:Featured Article/2016/29

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Wādī l-Salām (Arabic: وادي السلام) is an extensive historic cemetery, situated in Najaf, Iraq. It is of immense importance for Shi'as due to many hadiths regarding its significance. On the basis of some hadiths, the cemetery is where some of the prophets and great virtuous men return after their death (raj'a), and any pious man's spirit who passes away in any spot of the world will come to this cemetery.

Its location in Najaf has raised its importance because of Imam 'Ali's (a) holy shrine being there. Many pilgrims of al-'Atabat al-'Aliyat visit this area beside visiting other sacred places. Furthermore, a lot of religious, political, and social figures of shi'a have been buried there. Read more...