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  Karbala - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the capital of Al Karbala Province.
Karbala's prominence in Shīˤī is the result of the Battle of Karbala, fought on the site of the modern city on the Tenth of Muħarram in 61 A.H. October 10, 680).
Karbala's development was strongly influenced by the Persians, who were the dominant community for many years (making up 75% of the city's population by the early 20th century).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Karbala   (1087 words)

 Ziaraat.com - Karbala - About
Karbala has the unique feature of having its name engraved in the memory of generations and all along the history of the Muslim world.
Karbala was at first an uninhabited place and did not witness any construction activity, although it was rich in water and its soil fertile.
Abul-Fazl al-Abbas(a.s.) was the brother of Imam Hassan(a.s.) and Imam Hussain(a.s.) and the standard-bearer of Imam Hussain(a.s.) in the battle of Karbala.
www.ziaraat.com /karintro.html   (1605 words)

 Karbala, Iraq: Holy City of Shi'a Islam - ReligionFacts
Karbala is one of Iraq's wealthiest cities, profiting both from religious visitors and its agricultural produce, especially dates.
Karbala's prominence in Shi'a Islam is the result of the Battle of Karbala, fought on the site of the modern city on the 10th of Muharram in 61 A.H. (October 10, 680).
Karbala and the Imam Husayn in Persian and Indo-Muslim literature - al-islam.org
www.religionfacts.com /islam/places/karbala.htm   (914 words)

 Karbala (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Karbala is a holy city for Iraqi Shia because it holds the shrine of the martyred Imam Husayn ibn Ali, whose death here in 680 and the subsequent conflict over succession of the caliphate distinguished the Shia from the Sunni sects of Islam.
The word Karbala is also a name of plant of wood sorrel, so may be the city is named as Karbala considering that there is a lot of this plants in the city.
In Karbala, there was an explosion in the center of the city as well as explosions on a road used by Shiite pilgrims leading to a Shiia shrine.
www.globalsecurity.org.cob-web.org:8888 /military/world/iraq/karbala.htm   (1555 words)

The events of Karbala reflect the collision of the good versus the evil, the virtuous versus the wicked, the collision of Imam Husain (the head of virtue) versus Yazid (the head of impiety).
Thus, Karbala proved to be a clash involving Islamic truths versus falsehood, right versus wrong, belief versus disbelief, the oppressed versus the oppressor, faith against brute force.
The tragedy of Karbala taught humanity a lesson that standing for the truth and fighting unto death for it is more honorable and valuable than submitting to the wrongful, especially when the survival of Islam is at stake.
www.geocities.com /islamroots/a/shiasuni/karbala01.htm   (5897 words)

 4 killed in Karbala   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Karbala - Three militiamen loyal to radical Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr and an Iranian woman were killed in clashes overnight with Polish and Bulgarian troops in this central Iraqi city, officials said Friday.
The clashes highlighted the growing dispute for control of the holy city ahead of a religious festival to be celebrated in Karbala and other Shiite holy cities at the weekend.
The four-hour clashes in Karbala took place near the al-Abbas shrine in the city centre, said Saleh al-Hasnawi, the health ministry representative in Karbala.
www.news24.com /News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1510524,00.html   (457 words)

 MEI: Letter from Karbala
It was not the only moment in Karbala on 2 March when the present seemed to fuse irredeemably with the past.
Karbala is the holiest Shi’ite city in Iraq after Najaf.
Karbala’s religious leaders used the minarets’ loudspeakers to call for blood for the victims, Iraqi and foreign.
meionline.com /backcover/205.shtml   (707 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Karbala 'Like a Carnival' As Troops Take Control
KARBALA, Iraq, April 6 -- U.S. Army troops took control of this city revered by Shiite Muslims today, and once again drew cheers and thumbs-up accolades from thousands of smiling residents.
After pounding Karbala on Saturday, the 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division this morning massed six companies to sweep through a final stronghold of southwestern Karbala.
Troops in the area donned their full chemical suits in the crushing heat, and decontamination stations were set up to wash off soldiers exposed to the substance -- the first shower in weeks for many of them.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A43375-2003Apr6?language=printer   (610 words)

 The Massacre of Karbala
Karbala’ is a city in central Iraq, situated at a distance of 150 kilometers from Baghdad.
The origin of the word ‘Karbala’ is Assyrian and it is composed of two syllables: ‘Karb’; meaning ‘near’, and ‘ala’; a derivation from ‘Iyle’ an Aramaic word standing for “God”.
It is very likely that the word Karbala derives originally from the word “Al Karbat” which means ‘loose’, and the city was called Karbala for it had a loose or limp soil.
english.bayynat.org.lb /occasions/karbala.htm   (2301 words)

 Bulgarian troops take Iraqi holy city - Sify.com
Karbala: US Marines handed over control of the central Iraqi city of Karbala to Bulgarian troops in a ceremony on Tuesday that the American military governor said offered promise for the future of democracy in Iraq.
At the handover ceremony in Karbala's heavily barricaded city hall, Lopes was visibly moved by the thanks heaped upon him and his men by Mayor Akram al-Yassri.
Under their control, and that of supporting US Army reservists, the marines claim Karbala was one of the first regions to have a university reopened, a local water system in working order and an established local police force.
sify.com /news/fullstory.php?id=13234344   (634 words)

Karbala is one of the most holy cities in Islam, but it is for the Shi'is that it plays the most important role.
This story is very central for Shi'is today, and has gained a position in the Shi'i thinking not all to different from the crucifixion of Jesus in Christianity.
For Shi'is Karbala is considered to be a bridge to Paradise, hence many have over the centuries had their bodies transported to Karbala to be buried here.
i-cias.com /e.o/karbala.htm   (285 words)

Karbala is also the capital of the so called muhafizah, or a governate, of the same name.
The total Umayyad presence at Karbala is reported to be at least 30,000 and may have been as much as 120,000.
The first man who made a formal visitation to Karbala to pay homage to Husayn and his companions was the respected Companion of the Prophet (pbh), Jabir Ibn cAbdullah Ansari, within a few months of the occurrence of the tragedy of karbala.
www.saba-igc.org /Moharram/MohsinNaquviArticles/KarbalaPart3.htm   (2022 words)

 U.S. Troops Battle Fighters In Karbala   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
KARBALA, Iraq - U.S. tanks, helicopters and jets attacked fighters loyal to a radical Shiite cleric in this holy city Wednesday, partially destroying a mosque used by insurgents and setting seven hotels ablaze.
Half of the Mukhaiyam mosque in Karbala was destroyed in the fighting.
In Karbala, hundreds of Iranian and Iraqi pilgrims were trapped in hotels by the fighting.
www.military.com /NewsContent/0,13319,FL_karbala_051304,00.html   (905 words)

 Battle of Karbala - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Karbala ensued, in which Husayn and all his men were killed, and his remaining family taken prisoner.
The reason this is a controversial breaking point between Sunnis and Shias is because Sunnis believe in the Uprightness of all Sahaba while Shias only trust in the infallible righteousness of the Ahlulbayt.
In South Asia, the Battle of Karbala has inspired a number of literary and musical genres, produced by both Shias and Sunnis, such as marsiya, noha and soaz.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Karbala   (1810 words)

 CNN.com - Deadly attacks rock Baghdad, Karbala - Mar. 2, 2004
One suicide bomber was discovered in Karbala, he said, and explosives were found alongside a road outside the city, along with mortar rounds.
Six people were apprehended in Karbala, which is 55 miles (88 kilometers) south-southwest of the capital, he said.
Ahmed al-Haelali, a judge in Karbala in charge of investigating the explosions, said he believes nine suicide bombers were responsible for the strikes in his city.
edition.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/meast/03/02/sprj.nirq.main/index.html   (1105 words)

 Words Without Borders -> Karbala as Court Case   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Karbala is a medium-sized city in central Iraq, recently the scene of violent clashes between U.S. troops and Iraqi militants loyal to the young Shi'a cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
But for Shi'a Muslims around the world Karbala is both a town and a tragedy, the point at which history began to go wrong.
Traditionally, Pakistani Shi'as commemorate Karbala during the first ten days of the month of Moharram, which is when the battle is said to have taken place.
www.wordswithoutborders.org /article.php?lab=Karbala   (4570 words)

Taking into account the importance of sacrifice and suffering for the development of man, it is not surprising that Islamic history has given a central place to the death on the battlefield of the Prophet's beloved grandson Husayn, and has often combined with that event the death by poison of his elder brother Hasan.
In having his beloved suffer, the divine Beloved seems to show his coquetry, trying and examining their faith and love, and thus even the most cruel manifestations of the battle in which the 'youthful heroes', as Shah Latif calls them, are enmeshed, are signs of divine love.
Shah'Abdu'l-Latif's interpretation of the fate of the Imam Husayn as a model of suffering love, and thus as a model of the mystical path, is a deeply impressive piece of literature.
www.al-islam.org /al-serat/Karbala-Schimmel.HTM   (2627 words)

 Middle East Online
The holy city of Karbala, 110 kilometres (70 miles) south of Baghdad, is closed to foreign pilgrims who have not received a special permit from local police.
Meshawi argued the fact that a car bomb, a few miles south of Karbala last Sunday, caused no casualties was evidence of the security set-up's efficiency.
Policemen manning roadblocks in Karbala, where hordes of self-flagellating Shiite pilgrims have started to flock for Ashura, are inflexible.
www.middle-east-online.com /english/?id=12731   (539 words)

 Distributions Made to Karbala Province to Organize Projects in the Area
After the terrible bombings last week, these projects were rushed through the process in order to assist the people of Karbala as quickly as possible.
The terrorists are trying to strike discord in the holy city of Karbala and against stability in Iraq.
Additional projects to help Karbala recover from the recent bombings will be announced in the coming days.
www.cpa-iraq.org /pressreleases/20040104_karbala.htm   (441 words)

Karbala: The site of the ugliest atrocities committed against Al-Husain, his family and devotees, but Karbala saved Islam from disintegration in an indirect way.
Yazid son of Mu'awiya: Son of Mu'awiya, the infamous despicable ruler, cause of Karbala tragedy.
Zainab: Sister of Al-Husain, heroin of Karbala, losing her children for the cause.
www.al-islam.org /short/Karbala.htm   (6576 words)

 Channel 4 - Karbala
Karbala - City of Martyrs (aired April 12, 2004) was the story of this historic Ashura and of the pilgrims who travelled to Karbala from Britain.
View updates from Karbala during Ashura including video, pictorial slideshows and news features.
Find out more about the background to Muharram and the history of the events in Karbala climaxing on Ashura some 1300 years ago.
www.channel4.com /culture/microsites/K/karbala   (87 words)

 FOXNews.com - U.S. Forces Battle Republican Guard Near Karbala - U.S. & World
Karbala is a Shiite Muslim holy city about 50 miles from the Iraqi capital.
The gap is a chokepoint between a lake to the west and the city of Karbala to the east.
Around Karbala, Iraqi defenders fired anti-aircraft guns into the sky most of the night, as artillery pounded suspected military positions in the ancient town.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,82888,00.html   (1343 words)

 Al-Jamait - KARBALA: UNMASKING THE OTHER VILLAINS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
It is these men in the shadows, who squarely deserve to be called the real villains of karbala, upon whom this article seeks to cast light.
And when the sun set on the 10th of Muharram, it was too late for the faithless Shi’ah of Kufah to make amends, for the sands of Karbala was stained red with the blood of Sayyiduna Husayn radiyallahu 'anhu and his seventy-one followers.
On their way to Syria in pursuit of Ibn Ziyad they passed by Karbala, the site of Sayyiduna Husayn’s grave, where they raised a great hue and cry, and spent the night lamenting the tragedy which they allowed to happen four years earlier.
www.jamiat.org.za /v310kvillians.html   (2229 words)

 CNN.com - Bulgarian killed in convoy attack - Apr 23, 2004
KARBALA, Iraq (CNN) -- A Bulgarian soldier has been shot dead by suspected insurgents who ambushed his convoy in the Iraqi holy Shiite city of Karbala, coalition forces said.
The soldier, a sergeant, was shot in the head, Maj. Slawomir Walenczykowski, of the central southern multinational division at Camp Babylon, said on Friday.
Al-Sadr, in his sermon delivered in Najaf, condemned and denied involvement in the attacks on police stations and a training center in and around Basra and on the old general security building in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/meast/04/23/iraq.karbala   (444 words)

 Channel 4 - Karbala
A day by day account of Husayn's time in Karbala leading up to the massacre on Ashura.
The history of the holy city of Karbala which houses the shrines of Husayn and his brother 'Abbas.
A simple explanation of the battle in 680 AD which culminated in the massacre of Husayn and his followers.
www.channel4.com /culture/microsites/K/karbala/his_index.html   (136 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Fighters surrender in Iraqi city
The fighters who surrendered in Karbala, which has been tense for the past week, are thought to be followers of Mr Sadr.
A new gun battle erupted in Karbala on Thursday night between US-led troops and fighters loyal to a maverick Shia preacher, Mahmoud al-Hassani, who is said to be allied to Mr Sadr.
Correspondents say that the trouble in Karbala is an ominous development for the US-led coalition which previously enjoyed widespread support among Iraq's Shia Muslims, who were happy to see Saddam Hussein, their oppressor, ousted.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/3211264.stm   (356 words)

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