On cemeteries, and war….

For centuries, Shi’ite Muslims from across the globe have requested to be buried in the Wadi as-Salaam cemetery in Najaf, Iraq. The cemetery holds the grave of Imam Ali, the son-in-law of the Muslim prophet Muhammad, who Shi’ite Muslims consider to be the prophet’s rightful successor. It’s estimated that Wadi as-Salaam now contains up to…

via One of the world’s largest cemeteries is expanding faster than ever — Quartz

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