(Graveyard of the) Shaykhayn

A famous graveyard in Qum near the shrine of Lady Fāṭimah Maʿṣūmah in which over 600 notable religious scholars and personalities are buried including Mirza al-Qummi, Zakariyya ibn Adam – who was a representative of the 8th and 9th Imams in the city of  Qum,...

(The plains of) ʿArafāt

An area approximately 20 KM / 12 miles east of Mecca where pilgrims spend the 9th of Dhul ḤijjahThe 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar. Hajj, the Day of Arafah, Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Ghadir, and Eid al-Mubahalah all take place during this month.... More...