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, city (1987 pop. 309,010), S central Iraq, on a lake near the Euphrates River. The city, one of Shi'a Islam's holiest, is also called Mashad Ali, after the tomb (in a mosque) of Ali, son-in-law of Muhammad the Prophet.
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, Iraq.
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They went to the wilderness that was being used as burial ground, on the outskirts of the city of Nejef.
Critically ill Mariam comes from a remote Bedouin village called Alqadssiya, near the town of Nejef in desolate southern Iraq.