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Al Kazimiyah Mosque

Mashhad al-Kazimiya
In 799 Imam Musa Ibn Ja'afar Al-Kazim, the seventh imam, died and was buried at the actual spot of the shrine. The shrine then became a pilgrimage site for the Shi'ite community. A town grew around the grave yard. The name of the town became Kazimiya, the town of the Imam Kazim (AS). This status was later reinforced by the subsequent burial in 835 of the ninth Imam, Muhammad ibn Ali al taqi al Jawad, who died in Baghdad. He was buried by the side of his grandfather Imam Musa ibn Ja'far. It is because of the two Imam's who were famous for their suppression of anger that the place was called Kazemain, the two Kazims, the enduring ones. A reputed school of theology was founded in this town which is still a source of learning for many students from all over the world.(source: DigitalGlobe)

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