Kadhimain

Kadhimain

About Kadhimain

Kadhimain is a town located in what is now a northern neighbourhood of Baghdad, Iraq about five kilometres from the city center. Al-Kimiyyah is one of nine administrative districts in Baghdad. Al-Kimayn is regarded as a holy city in Shah Islm. It received its name (lit. 'the Two Kims' or 'the Two who swallow their anger'), for the two Shah Imms buried there: Ms al-Kdhim and his grandson and successor Shah Imm Muhammad at-Taq. A shrine was first built over their tombs, and subsequently the al-Kadhimiya Mosque. The area that now constitutes al-Kimiyyah was originally the location of a graveyard reserved for members of the Quraish tribe. This land was set aside for this purpose by the Abbasid caliph, Harun al-Rashid.

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