In which country is Karbala, the holy city of Shia Muslims located ?

(1) Iran
(2) Iraq
(3) Jordan
(4) Syria

Correct Answer : (2) Karbala, the holy city of Shia Muslims, is located in Iraq, southwest of Baghdad.

Explanation :

It is a city in central Iraq, located about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh, also known as Razzaza Lake.

The city, best known as the location of the Battle of Karbala (680), is amongst the holiest cities for Shia Muslims after Mecca and Medina.

Karbala is famous as the site of the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali (Imam Hussein), and commemorations are held by millions of Shias annually to remember it. It is considered the holy city of Shia Muslims.

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