Camp of Imam Hussain

One of the historical sites in Karbala from which pilgrims receive blessings is the Camp of Imam Hussain. Upon arriving to Karbala, Imam Hussain’s family and followers set up an encampment which is marked by this site. Here it was that, after the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the troops of Ibn Ziyad set fire to the tents of the family of the Imam and his companions, and took the survivors captive.

In the present time, the location of the camp is identified by the two large bluegreen domes placed over the site alongwith eleven smaller domes surrounding them.