Religion

  • Al Karada’s Armenian Catholic Church in Baghdad

    Baghdad – (iina) Our Lady of Narek, an Armenian Catholic church, held a mass for Christmas. However, according to the priests, celebrations are cancelled due to the recent tragic events of the Mosul wedding and Gaza. The Armenian church, which also goes by the name of Our Lady of the…

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  • Al-Rahba Castle: The Forgotten Citadel

    Najaf – (iina) Al-Rahba Castle is considered one of the neglected historical tourist places in the Al-Najaf Governorate. It is located on the edge of the southern desert in Al-Rahba district, 35 kilometers away from the city of Najaf. The year of its construction is unclear, however, according to research…

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  • The Al-Abbas Holy Shrine

    Karbala – (iina) The Al-Abbas Shrine is located in Karbala where Muslims visit the shrine mostly during Muharram to pray to Hazrat Abbas, who was the son of Ali ibn Abi Talib. Visitors gather to pray and show respect to their Imam. The shrine went through a few renovations in…

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  • Wadi Al-Salam: One of the Largest Cemeteries in the World

    Najaf – (iina) The Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Iraq where millions of Iraqi Muslims are peacefully rested. There are many important figures buried there, including kings, sultans and princes. The cemetery is located at a very close distance from the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali bin…

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  • The Ancient Church of Al-Aqiser

    Karbala (iina) – Karbala being the pilgrimage city of Muslims, also contains ancient heritage sites including one of the oldest churches in the Middle-East. Al-Aqiser church is situated in a desert area called Al-Qaseer. The ancient church dates back to the 50th century AD, meaning that Karbala is holds a…

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  • Iraqi Communications and Media Commission Hosts Arbaeen Event

    https://youtu.be/Y9GZENE67BA The Iraqi Communications and Media Commission (CMC) welcomes journalists to cover on the Arbaeen Pilgrimage in Karbala. Journalists from around the world attended the event and spoke on the opportunity given by CMC. Published: 11th September, 2023 Date Taken: 6th September, 2023 City: Karbala Country: Iraq Category: Religion, Event

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  • International Journalists Attend Arbaeen Event for Media Coverage

    https://youtu.be/_2pEC07dr68 The Iraqi Communications and Media Commission (CMC) welcomes journalists to cover on the Arbaeen Pilgrimage in Karbala. Journalists from around the world attened the event and spoke on the opportunity given by CMC.  The attendees express the importance of the event in reporting about Iraq and the Arab world…

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  • Quranic Calligraphy: Merging Sacred Texts with Iraq’s Artistic Spirit

    The Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Antiquities, Dr. Ahmed Al Badrani, inaugurated the Holy Quran Calligraphy Exhibition. The event was organized by the Department of Public Arts in the ministry and opened on a Monday in the Ministry’s hall. The exhibition showcases the intricate and profound art of writing and…

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  • Interview: Advisor of the Sabaean’s Religion

    https://youtu.be/gzIyQzk-Q6s Exclusive interview with Awda Mhawi Silan, Chairman of the General Sect Affairs and Advisor for the Sabaeans Sect. He speaks on the Sabaean-Mandaeans religion, which consists of a unique monotheistic religion in southern Iraq. Published: 25th August, 2023 Date Taken: 16th August, 2023 City: Baghdad Country: Iraq Category: Religion

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  • Infographic: Religious Tourism in Iraq

    This infographic shows sites that attract religious tourism in Iraq, in the cities of Najaf, Karbala, Samarra and Baghdad.

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