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Imam Husayn Mosque - Shrine of: Imam Husayn, Ali Akbar, Ali Asghar, Habib ibn Madhahir, all the martyrs of Karbala, and Ibrahim ibn Imam Musa al-Kadhim. (Karbala, Iraq). Image by Toushiro via Wikimedia Commons


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