Shiites consider Hazrat Ali as the first true leader (Imam) of the Muslim community. Shiites religious practice revolves around the remembrance of Hazrat Aliís younger son Hazrat Hussain who was martyred in the city of Karbala in Iraq in the year 680 AD. [33]


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