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Mushirul Hasan

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780198063117

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.001.0001

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Pilgrimage to Karbala and Najaf

Pilgrimage to Karbala and Najaf

(p.259) 33 Pilgrimage to Karbala and Najaf
Exploring the West

Mushirul Hasan

Oxford University Press

The author sets out on a pilgrimage to Kerbela and Nejif and is hospitably entertained at the house of a Syed and by the Governor of Kerbela. He describes the Mausoleum, the town of Kerbela, its capture by the Vahabies, and its plunder by the Arabs for the second time. He traces the history of the Vahabies and presents a letter of their Chief to the King of Persia.

Keywords:   Kerbela, Nejif, pilgrimage, Mausoleum, Vahabies, Arabs, King of Persia

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