Al-Kifl: A center for the convergence of religions and an important archaeological landmark

The city of Al-Kifl is about 25 km south of Hilla, Babylon province, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

The city includes the shrine of the Prophet Dhul-Kifl (Ezekiel), peace be upon him, and the sites of Imam Ali and al-Khidr, peace be upon them, in addition to the tombs of the companions of the Prophet Dhul-Kifl (Baruch, Joshua, Yohanna Al-Damilji, Yusuf Al-Rabban and Khon), in addition to al-Nikhaila Mosque.

The mosque is a religious, cultural and historical landmark, built by the Ilkhanite Sultan, Muhammad ibn Genghis Khan. During the time of the Seljuks, the minaret was built.

According to narrations, Imam Ali, peace be upon him, had prayed in the mihrab of this mosque.

While the total area of ​​the shrine is 5000 m2, the area of ​​the tomb is 7 x 4 m2 and the height of the minaret is 24 meters.

The shrine of Prophet Ezekiel, peace be upon him, is distinguished by its thick-walled sanctuary and porticos, high ancient pillars, and a conical dome of the Seljuk style.