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Abu Sukhayir Destination Guide

Delve into Abu Sukhayir in Iraq

Abu Sukhayir in the region of An Najaf is a city in Iraq - some 99 mi or ( 160 km ) South of Baghdad , the country's capital .

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Current time in Abu Sukhayir is now 08:15 PM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Baghdad " with a UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Sulaichiya, Karbala, Baghdad, As Samawah, and Ash Shamiyah. While being here, make sure to check out Sulaichiya . Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Abu Sukhayir ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Al Najaf International Airport

Al Najaf International Airport is the airport serving Najaf, Iraq, and is located on the eastern side of the city. Formerly a military airbase, the facility consists of one asphalt runway 3,000 metres long and 70 metres wide. The airport is expanding to provide four departure gates, two arrival gates, immigration and passenger services.

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Located at 31.99 44.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 12 km away
Tags: Airports in Iraq, Najaf


Al Shamia is a town in Al Qadisyah Governorate of Iraq Shamia is also the name of a ferry in Bangladesh that sunk in Meghna River with around 600 people dead in the worst ferry disaster of the country. Shamia is the Arabic word for Popcorn.

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Located at 31.96 44.60 (Lat./Long.); Less than 12 km away
Tags: Populated places in Qadisiyyah Province

Great Mosque of Kufa

The Great Mosque of Kufa, or Masjid al-Kūfa,or Masjid-al-Azam located in Kūfa, Iraq, is one of the earliest mosques in Islam. The mosque, built in the 7th century, contains the remains of Muslim ibn ‘Aqīl - first cousin of Husayn ibn ‘Alī, his companion Hānī ibn ‘Urwa, and the revolutionary Mukhtār al-Thaqafī.

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Located at 32.03 44.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: 7th-century mosques, Arabic architecture, Islamic architecture, Islamic holy places, Kufa, Mausoleums in Iraq, Mosques in Iraq, Muhammad family, Shia Islam in Iraq, Shia mosques, Shrines, Twelvers, Visitor attractions in Iraq, Ziyarat


Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170 kilometres south of Baghdad, and 10 kilometres northeast of Najaf. It is located on the banks of the Euphrates River. The estimated population in 2003 was 110,000. Along with Samarra, Karbala, Kadhimiya and Najaf, Kufa is one of five Iraqi cities that are of great importance to Shia Muslims. The city was the final capital of ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, and was founded within the first hundred years of the 622 Hijra.

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Located at 32.03 44.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Amṣar, Capitals of caliphates, Kufa

Kumayl ibn Ziyad

Kumayl bin Ziyad an-Nakha'i a companion of Muhammad, and later Ali, the final Sunni Rashidun Caliph and first Shi'a Imam. He is best known for the du'a or supplication in the Shi'a anthologies that bears his name, du'a Kumayl. Kumayl fought alongside Sa'id ibn Jubayr at the battle of Jamājim in 82 AH (699-701 CE) against the provincial governor of the Iraqi region, al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf al-Thaqafi. Kumayl commanded the ‘Battalion of Qur’an Reciters’. The shrine of Kumayl is in Kufa, Iraq.

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Located at 32.01 44.34 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: 7th-century people, Male Sahabah, Sahabah favored by Shias, Shia Muslims

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