A city of south-central Iraq near the Euphrates River. A center of Shiite Islam, it is a starting point for the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Najaf Sentence Examples
An Iraqi policeman holds aloft the body of a child killed by insurgents in the Shia holy city of Najaf.
Kufah lies 10 miles northeast of Najaf, a major Shiite religious center.
During the dissensions which followed the death of Aurangzeb in 1707, Raja Kalyan Singh Bhadauria obtained possession of Dholpur, and his family retained it till 1761, after which it was taken successively by the Jat raja, Suraj Mal of Bharatpur, by Mirza Najaf Khan in 1 775, by Sindhia in 1782, and in 1803 by the British.