Karbala's prominence in Shia traditions is the result of the Battle of Karbala, fought on the site of the modern city on October 10, 680 AD (10 Muharram 61 AH). Both Imam Hussein ibn Ali and his brother Abbas ibn Ali were buried by the local Banī Asad tribe, at what later became known as the Mashhad Al-Hussein.
The city, best known as the location of the Ma'rakat Karbalā'(Arabic: مَعرَكة كَـربَـلَاء , Battle of Karbala) in 680 CE, or the Masjidayn (Arabic: مَـسـجِـدَيـن , two mosques) of Imam Husayn and Abbas, is considered a holy city for Shi'ite Muslims in the same vein as Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem.
Embarking on the journey of becoming a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment is an experience like no other. The best advice I got before I joined the military was, “You get out of it what you put into it.” It was true, and the Ranger Regiment will demand that you put everything you’ve got into soldiering while you are in a Ranger Battalion.
Karbala's prominence in Shi'a Islam is the result of the Battle of Karbala, fought on the site of the modern city on the 10th of Muharram in 61 A.H. (October 10, 680). Both Husain and his brother Abbas were buried by the local Bani Asad tribe at what later became known as the Mashad al-Husain.
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Representative of the UN in Karbala, Iraq, described Imam Hussein (AS) Museum in the holy city as one of the top 10 museums in the world. Ali Kamouna made the remark in a ceremony held on Saturday to honor Ala Ahmed Ziaeddin, director of the museum.