Posted on 05/19/2012 by marina

KARBALA كربلاة
or MASH-HADU ‘L-HUSAIN. A city in al-‘Iraq, celebrated as the scene of the martyrdom of al-Husain [AL-HUSAIN] and the place of his sepulcher. It is fifty mile south-west of Baghdad, and about six mile west of the Euphrates.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam