Iraq Packages

Places to Visit in Iraq


Pilgrimage sites

  1. Mausoleum of 1st Imam Ali b. Abi Taalib, peace be upon him
  2. Wadi-us Salaam Graveyard
  • Tomb of Prophet Hud [a]
  • Tomb of Prophet Saleh [a]
  • Maqam of Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq [a]
  • Maqam of Saheb al-Asr, Imam Al-Mahdi [a]
  • Mosalla of Imam Zayn al-Abidin [a]
  1. Tomb of Hazrat Kumayl – companion of Imam Ali [a]
  2. Tomb of Rashid Hijri – companion of Imam Ali [a]
  3. Masjid Hannana

This mosque is between Kufa and Najaf. The significance of this mosque is that when Imam Hasan [a] and Imam Husayn [a] were carrying the janaza of Imam Ali [a] from Kufa to Najaf, they passed near this mosque, and as they were passing, the pillars of the mosque inclined towards Imam Ali [a] as if paying its last respects. It is also believed that some of the skin from Imam Husayn [a]’s head (that came off when Khul Mal’un was disrespecting the head of Imam Husayn [a] with a knife) is buried here.



Pilgrimage sites

  1. Masjid Kufa
  • Mehrab-e-Ibadat. The place where Imam Ali [a] was martyred
  • Court room of Imam Ali [a]
  • Mausoleum of Imam Muslim ibn Aqil [a], cousin and ambassador of Imam Husayn [a] to Kufa
  • Mausoleum of Mukhtar Saqfi, the avenger of Imam Husayn [a]’s massacre
  • Mausoleum of Hani ibn Urwa, companion of Imam Husayn [a] who was killed by Ubaydullah Ibn Ziyad for sheltering and supporting Imam Muslim ibn Aqil.
  • Mosalla of several prophets
  • The place from where the deluge (toofan) of Prophet Nuh [a] began
  1. House of Imam Ali, peace be upon him
  2. Mausoleum of Sayyida Khadijatul Sughra daughter of Imam Ali [a] – outside Masjid Kufa
  3. Mausoleum of Prophet Yunus [a] – near the river
  4. Masjid Sahla. The first mosque where Imam Ali did Imamat before Masjid Kufa. Recommended to be in this mosque at the maghrib time of a Wednesday i.e. at the end of a Tuesday
  • Mosalla of 6th Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq [a]
  • Mosalla of Prophet Ibrahim [a]
  • Mosalla of Prophet Idris [a]
  • Mosalla of Prophet Khidr [a]. Also called Maqam al-Saleheen
  1. Kuba of Ebrahim ibn Hasan al-Muthanna ibn Imam Hasan [a]
  2. Mausoleum of Maytham al-Tammar, companion of Imam Ali [a]
  3. Mosque of Zaid – near Masjid Sahla
  4. Mosque of Sa’asa ibn Sauhan, companion of Imam Ali [a]



Pilgrimage sites

  1. Mausoleum of 3rd Imam al-Husayn, peace be upon him

There are 3 graves in one darih:

  • Grave of Imam Husayn [a]
  • Grave of Ali Akbar, son of Imam Husayn [a]
  • Grave of Ali Asgher, son of Imam Husayn [a]


  1. Mausoleum of Hadrat Abbas b. Ali [a]: Brother and Flag-bearer of Imam Husayn [a]
  2. Grave of Habib ibn Madhaher [a]
  3. Ganj-e-Shohada– graves of the rest of the martyrs of Karbala
  4. Qatl-ghah – The Place where Imam Hussayn [a] was martyred.
  5. Grave of Ibrahim son of 7th Imam Musa al-Kadhim, peace be upon him
  6. Til-e-Zaynabiya
  7. Khaimaghah
  8. Garden of 6th Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq, peace be upon him
  9. Mausoleum of Hur (companion of Imam Husayn [a] in Karbala) – 3 miles from Karbala
  10. Mausoleum of Aun & Muhammad, sons of Sayyida Zaynab [a]

6 miles from Karbala. One can visit this place as well as the mausoleum of Tiflane Muslim while going back to Kadhmayn



This place is on the way to Kadhmayn while going from Karbala.

Pilgrimage site

Mausoleum of the two sons of Muslim ibn Aqil [a]:-

  • Muhammad ibn Muslim ibn Aqil [a], and
  • Ibrahim ibn Muslim ibn Aqil [a]

They are also known as Tiflan-e-Muslim.


Pilgrimage sites

  • Mausoleum of 7th and 9th Imams, Imam Musa al-Kadhim and Imam Muhammad al-Jawad, peace be upon them
  • Grave of Shaykh al-Mufid
  • Grave of Sayyid Ismail Safrudin
  • Grave of Khwaja Nasirudin Tusi
  • Grave of Sayyid Murtada
  • Grave of Sayyid Razi




Baghdad and Madain are very close to Kadhmayn.

Pilgrimage sites

  1. Grave of Ghous-e-Azam Shykh Abdul Qadir Jillani (R.A)
  2. Grave of Imam Abu Hanifa (R.A)
  3. Tomb of Qambar the slave of Imam Ali [a]
  4. Tomb of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Yaqub al-Kulayni, the compiler of Al-Kafi
  5. Grave of Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal (R.A)
  6. Grave of Imam Ghazali (R.A)
  7. Grave of Hazrat Zunnoon Misri (R.A)
  8. Grave of Hazrat Junaid Bagdhadi (R.A)
  9. Grave of Hazrat Sarri Saqti (R.A)
  10. Grave of Hazrat Bahlol dana (R.A)
  11. Grave of Hazrat Ibrahim Khawas (R.A)
  12. Grave of Hazrat Bishar Hafi (R.A)
  13. Grave of Hazrat Marof Karkhi (R.A)
  14. Grave of Hazrat Habib Ajmi (R.A)



Pilgrimage sites

  • Tomb of Salman Farsi, companion of the Holy Prophet [s]
  • Tomb of Hudhaifa ibn Yaman, companion of the Holy Prophet [s]
  • Tomb of Jabir b. Abdullah al-Ansari, companion of the Holy Prophet [s]
  • Tomb of Hazrat Tahir Bin Jaffar Sadiq [a]
  • Masjid Jum’a – near the tomb of Salman Farsi


Note: On 26th March 1934, King Faisal I of Iraq supervised the transfer of the remains of Hudhaifa al-Yamani and Jabir b. Abdullah al-Ansari, the two trusted companions of the Holy Prophet [s] from their resting places in Madain which were endangered with water from River Tigris to a new site at Salman Pak near the resting place of Salman Farsi.

Historic site

Tak-e-Kisra, the palace of Nausherwan – part of ancient Babylonian civilization. When the Holy Prophet [s] was born in Makkah, this huge edifice is said to have developed cracks on its walls.




Samarra is closer (and therefore easier to go to) from Kadhmayn than it is from Karbala.

Pilgrimage sites

Mausoleum of 10th and 11th Imams, Imam Ali al-Naqi and Imam Hasan al-Askari, peace be upon them

The main darih has four graves:

  • Grave of 10th Imam Ali al-Naqi, peace be upon him
  • Grave of 11th Imam Hasan al-Askari, peace be upon him
  • Grave of Sayyida Halima Khatoon [a] daughter of Imam Ali al-Naqi [a] and sister of Imam Hasan al-Askari [a].
  • Grave of Sayyida Nargis Khatoon [a], wife of Imam Hasan al-Askari.
  • Cellar (sardab) of 12th Imam Al-Mahdi, peace be upon him – where he was last seen. Also called Maqam Ghaybat (i.e. the place of occultation)

Masjid Jamia

Historic sites

Mosque built during the time of Mutawakkil – at one time the largest mosque in the world.



This place lies between Kadhmayn and Samarra. One can visit it on the way to Samarra or while returning to Kadhmayn.

Pilgrimage site

Mausoleum of Syed Muhammad ibn Imam Ali al-Naqi, peace be upon him.


Pilgrimage sites

  • Tomb of Hamza [a]
  • Tomb of Qasim b. Imam Musa al-Kadhim [a]
  • Tomb of Bakr bin Ali – Son of Imam Ali [a]
  • Tomb of Prophet Ayyub [a]
  • Tomb of Prophet Daniel [a]
  • Tomb of Prophet Dhul Kifl [a]. Known as “Chifl
  • Birth Place of Prophet Ibrahim [a]



Pilgrimage sites

Masjid Ali, peace be upon him
Khawaja Hasan Basri

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