American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- See Karbala.
- n. a city of central Iraq to the south of Baghdad; a holy city for Shiite Muslims because it is the site of the tomb of Mohammed's grandson who was killed there in 680
“Basrah and the site of old Kufah near Kerbela; the well known visitation place in Babylonian Irak.”
“Al-Hosayn, on the other hand, was slain and decapitated at Kerbela.”
“They were Shias, and had been since the days of Kerbela, and in Hejaz were respected only second to the Emirs of Mecca.”
“Suddenly from out the city of Ur (Kerbela), near the ancient mouth of the Euphrates, appears a traveller.”
“Phoenicians; or secondly, that these islands were looked upon by them as a sacred spot for the burial of their dead, as the Hindoo looks upon the Ganges, and the Persian regards the shrines of Kerbela and Meshed.”
“Kerbela, some twenty odd miles west of the Euphrates and the site of ancient Babylon.”
“Missionaries would have us judge Islam by the open improprieties and abuses which occur at Mecca, Kerbela, and other great Moslem centres.”
“There are four great centres of pilgrimage for Shi ` ite Moslems in the vilayet, Samarra, Kazemain, a suburb of Bagdad, Kerbela and Nejef.”
“The settled population lies entirely along the banks of these streams and the canals and lagoons westward of the Euphrates, between Kerbela and Nejef.”
“Between the Euphrates and the Arabian plateau lie the sacred cities of Kerbela or Meshed-Hosain, and Nejef or Meshed Ali, with a population of 20,000 to 60,000 each, while”
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