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Ramadan nights in Kufa mosque // Photos

Masjid-e-Kufa5KUFA, Iraq: Kufa Mosque is one of the four significant mosques in Islam i.e. Al-Haraam Mosque (Kaabah), Prophet Mosque and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Since the beginning of the fasting month of Ramadan, Kufa mosque has been receiving hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from inside  and outside the country to observe the holy nights of this holy month.

Mo’minin (believers) sit Etakaf here while with the end of the first ten days of Ramadan, number of pilgrims further increases as during the second ten days of Ramadan falls the striking anniversary (Dharbah) of Al-Imam Ali b. Abi Talib (AS).

It was 19th dawn of Ramadan when Ibne Moljim (an evil man) struck his poison-dipped sword on the head of Amir-ol Mo’minin (Master of Believers) Imam Ali (AS) while he was offering the Fajr prayer. Angel Gabriel chanted “Qad Qotela Amirol Mo’minin” (Master of Believers has been slaughtered) while the words of Ali (AS) were “Foztu wa Rabbil Kaabah” (By the Lord of Kaabah I have succeeded).

Pilgrims continue to recite holy Quran and supplications here, offer prayers, sit etakaf, attend Majalis Al-Husseiniyah and Shariah gatherings in shape of scholarly circles.

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