Definition of Najaf in English:

Najaf

Syllabification: Na·jaf
Pronunciation: /nəˈjäf
 
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(also an-Najaf /än ˈnäjəf/)
A city in southern Iraq, on the Euphrates River; population 500,000 (est. 2003). It contains the shrine of Ali, the prophet Muhammad’s son-in-law, and is a holy city for the Shiite Muslims.

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