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Al Khadimiya Mosque

Al Khadimiya Mosque

Al Khadimiya Mosque is a shrine located in the Kādhimayn suburb of Baghdad, Iraq. It contains the tombs of the seventh Twelver Shī'ī Imām Mūsā al-Kāẓim and the ninth Twelver Shī'ī Imām Muhammad al-Jawad. Also buried within this mosque are the famous historical scholars, Shaykh Mufīd and Shaykh Naṣīr ad-Dīn aṭ-Ṭūsi. Directly adjacent to the mosque are two smaller shrines, belonging to the brothers Sayyid Raḍī and Sayyid Murṫadhā.

Travelling to Baghdad, Iraq

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In Iraq, all roads lead to the capital Baghdad, the City of the Caliphs and birthplace of Sinbad, the famous sailor and prosperous merchant. It is a city with a glorious past and a magnificent present. There are things to do at Baghdad if you choose to visit.

Baghdad Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

Tickets can be purchased on site. There are not so many websites selling tickets in Baghdad. It's better to go and buy your tickets at the sites you're visiting. Tickets are not expensive in Baghdad.

How To Get Around?

Baghdad has a few buses, a commuter train and share-taxis running. The buses are poorly maintained and they are often involved in accidents. Bus tickets should be purchased at kiosks. Renting a car or using a taxi is probably the safest way to get around Baghdad.

What Should I Wear?

Although Iraq is a Muslim country, women wear long pants, shirts with only half sleeves, and dress as they like in Baghdad. It is not mandatory to wear hijab or headscarf in Baghdad. People are more stylish in this city. However, it is better to always cover your shoulders and knees when you're in the city. Bring sunscreen, it is very hot in Baghdad. Comfortable shoes is a must, you might need to walk or run a lot.

Baghdad Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best times to visit Baghdad for ideal weather are February to April or October to December.


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Will I Need a Guide?

No, you can get around the city by yourself without getting lost and you can find everything on this website.

How To Get There?

If you come from Basra, you can buy a ticket and take the rail services. You can also get here by plane, Baghdad International Airport is about 16 km west from the center of Baghdad. There are also multiple daily buses arrive from most major Iraqi cities. Overland travel is possible from all neighboring countries, but is strongly discouraged due to violence.

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