Najaf

(redirected from Al Najaf)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Related to Al Najaf: Erbil

Na·jaf

 (năj′ăf′)
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

(ˈnædʒæf)
n
(Placename) a holy city in central Iraq, near the River Euphrates; burial place of the Caliph Ali and a centre of the Shiite faith. Pop: 639 000 (2005 est)

Na•jaf

(ˈnædʒ æf)

also An-Najaf



n.
a city in central Iraq: holy city of the Shi‘ites; shrine contains tomb of Ali (a.d. c600–661). 472,103.
References in periodicals archive ?
Aynywon several awards includingtheBest oftheBestaward atthe8 th Zayed University Middle East Film Festival(ZUMEFF) in Abu Dhabi, UAE,Best Third Movie - Film Competitionfrom Outside Iraq atthe 2 nd Qumrah International Film Festivalin Iraq,Student Academy AwardforBest Foreign Animationand themain award (Amarji Alsumaria) atthe2 nd Amarji International Film Festival for Short Filmsin Al Najaf, Iraq.
has won a five-year contract with Al Najaf International Airport in Iraq to provide its scanning technology.
In addition, Defence Girls Degree College, Divisional Public School (Junior Section), Al Najaf Ideal High School located in Yakki Gate and Delhi Gate were also forced to shut.
It had 5 per cent on the Riyadh route and 39 per cent on the Al Najaf route.
To date, two other courts have been established, one in Basra and another in Al Najaf.
The November 2013 report, which is based on official figures and statistics from Kuwait's directorate general for civil aviation (DGCA), also shows that the cities of Jeddah, Al Najaf and Mashhad, known for religious tourism, have seen the strongest increase in number of flown passengers from November previous year.
Jazeera Airways is based in Kuwait and serves 19 popular destinations in the Middle East from Kuwait comprising high-demand business, leisure, family, and weekend destinations such as Dubai, Bahrain, Beirut, Alexandria, Amman, Istanbul, Sharm El Sheikh, Assiut, Luxor, Mashhad, Sohag, Jeddah, Riyadh, Cairo and Al Najaf.
Jazeera Airways is based in Kuwait and operates a network comprising high-demand business, leisure, family, and weekend destinations such as Dubai, Bahrain, Beirut, Alexandria, Amman, Istanbul, Sharm El Sheikh, Assiut, Luxor, Mashhad, Sohag, Jeddah, Riyadh, Cairo and Al Najaf.
The arrival of Qatar Airways' flight QR 742 at Al Najaf International Airport was welcomed by a traditional water salute followed by a reception presided by local officials.
2 million passengers in total across its network that includes today high-demand business, leisure, family, and weekend destinations such as Dubai, Bahrain, Beirut, Alexandria, Amman, Damascus, Istanbul, Sharm El Sheikh, Assiut, Luxor, Mashhad, Sohag, Jeddah, Riyadh, Cairo and Al Najaf.
Group B: Chalghoum Al Aid (Algeria), Renaissance de Berkane (Morocco/organising club), Al Najaf (Iraq), Assalah (Palestine), Barbar (Palestine)
Barbar, runners-up of the 2012 Bahrain League, will play in Group 'B along with Al Najaf of Iraq, Chelghoum Laid of Algeria, Palestine's Al Salah and home team La Renaissance Sportive de Berkane.