Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery, Najaf

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See one of the world's largest cemeteries at Wadi Al-Salaam Cemetery. Explore on your own, or join an organized tour and learn about the history of the 601 hectare (1,485 acre) site. Among the over 5 million graves, you'll see the final resting place of important citizens and ancient prophets. Once considered a part of heaven, the cemetery draws scores of faithful pilgrims; many wish to be buried here, believing they will find peace after death. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Najaf using our trip planner.
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  • Biggest cemetery in the world.. Its very interesting place if you visit Najaf first time.. I prefer to watch the cemetery from top view.  more »
  • Graves of Nabi Hudd and Saleh are inside one shrine. Exit the Holy Shrine from Bab e Toosi, walk straight and cross the road. Then keep walking straight. You will find small shops on the LHS and...  more »
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  • World's Largest cemetery. Graves of Prophet Hood & Saleh A.S present here. Considered part of Jannah. Every one desires to be burried here. Very near to shrine of Mola Ali A.S. One portion of cemetery is reserved for royal family of Iraq. Cemetery has pre-Islamic history.
  • Spiritual place it's has enormous familiarity due to Prophet Hood and Prophet Saleh shrines. This is also part of Janat ul Firdous. First time Prophet Ibrahim purchase it and then Mola Ali purchase this land.

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