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Old May 10th, 2010, 11:29 AM   #1
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Najaf is a heritage city, it has amazing places in adition to the Imam Ali Shrine
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Old November 1st, 2010, 06:39 PM   #3
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 07:31 AM   #4
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 08:34 AM   #6
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The Najaf Cemetery, the largest in the world...it's very historical
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the cemetery is bigger than the old city isn't it?.. it looks so huge on google earth.
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 01:01 PM   #8
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yeah something like that...
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 06:00 PM   #9
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the cemetery is bigger than the old city isn't it?.. it looks so huge on google earth.
i reckon its bigger than old and new najaf (note the google earth images are old, and there's been a lot of killing since 2004...). sadly, as well as iranians, kuwaitis and bahrainis have once again started to bring their dead to najaf again, so the cemetary is expanding massively (towards karbala).
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Old December 4th, 2010, 12:01 AM   #10
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I can understand that there is unique and important cultural novelty associated with the Najaf cemetery.. but I'm worried that this insane growth isn't sustainable, not to mention its using up valuable land.
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Old December 4th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #11
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In my humble opinion they should ban non iraqi shia getting buried in Najaf, we cant cope with space and nor should Iraqi shia be prices out by richer non iraqi shias, thats just my opinion, however your views would be appreciated and respected
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Old December 4th, 2010, 03:45 PM   #12
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they should just stop burying people there period...
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Old December 4th, 2010, 03:55 PM   #13
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thats too far, for religious shia like me this is something very special, we all dream to be buried there
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Old December 4th, 2010, 04:23 PM   #14
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i think every muslim would dream to be buried there but its going to take up so much land! sigh i don't know
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Old December 5th, 2010, 01:24 PM   #15
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I agree with all of the above posts. they really should do something about it.

once the land is given, it's impossible to retrieve.. so it's pretty much land lost forever. it's not like a building that you can demolish it when it surpasses it's lifespan..

not to mention that it costs Iraq money to maintain and upkeep these graves. this is especially a concern if the buried are not Iraqis ..

on the other hand, it's a great thing to see that many people choose Iraq as their final resting place.. this cemetery is a special place to millions of Muslims, and must be treated with utmost respect.
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I agree with all of the above posts. they really should do something about it.

once the land is given, it's impossible to retrieve.. so it's pretty much land lost forever. it's not like a building that you can demolish it when it surpasses it's lifespan..

not to mention that it costs Iraq money to maintain and upkeep these graves. this is especially a concern if the buried are not Iraqis ..

on the other hand, it's a great thing to see that many people choose Iraq as their final resting place.. this cemetery is a special place to millions of Muslims, and must be treated with utmost respect.
Would it be terrible if we started to make moeny out of it?? I mean sell land to rich shia of non iraqi descent, and make them pay a one off tax to Najaf??
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Old December 6th, 2010, 01:00 AM   #17
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they already pay money for the land, as well as the cost of burial, and any other visitation costs (transport, food, hotel, airport use).
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but no maintenance costs? doesn't anyone clean the cemetery etc?
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Old December 7th, 2010, 01:34 PM   #19
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yea people do I think, it just get dusty, and i dontthink it costs alot to be honest.
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