The mosque of Imam Husayn also called sanctuary of Husayn ibn ‘Alī (Arabic: مقام الامام الحسين) is an important mosque in Iraq, one of the oldest mosques in the world and a place of pilgrimage for Shiite Muslims.
The mosque is located in the city of Kerbala and it is the tomb of Husayn ibn Ali, the second grandson of Muhammad, near the place where he was killed during the battle of Kerbala in the year 680. It is considered one of the greatest Places of pilgrimage of Shiism, after Mecca and Medina.
In the mosque, especially its dome and its two large golden minarets stand out. Inside, just below the dome is the tomb of Husayn ibn Ali. Every year millions of people from all over Iraq and from other countries visit the mosque and observe the day of Ashura, which celebrates the anniversary of the death of Husayn ibn Ali.