14. Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery in Najaf
The Permanent Delegation of Iraq to UNESCO submitted the Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery in Najaf as a potential World Heritage Site. As of today, it is in the tentative list and awaiting review. The delegation wanted it recognized as such for the very reason of its universal value and historic significance. This is the cemetery of millions of Muslims – the prophets of Allah have been buried here like Ali ibn Abi Talib, the husband of Fatimah Zahra, the dearest daughter of Prophet Muhammad. Prophets Salh and Hod rests here as well. This is one of the best places to visit in Iraq.