Emad al-Shara

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New Role for Najaf

Long a place of pilgrimage for Iraqi Shia, the holy city now also draws national politicians eager to consult top religious figures.

13 Jul 11

Controversial Shia Ritual Under Fire

Some Shia clerics are now recommending believers to donate their blood instead of shedding it in a ritual to commemorate the Imam Hussein.

22 Feb 05
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