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Iman Ali


Can a non-muslim visit the shrine of Iman Ali and pray there? I know non-muslims are not allowed in Mecca!


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Fatwa of Ayatullah Sistani -great Marja' of Najaf- regarding your question,

Based on obligatory precaution, it is not permissible for them [i.e., non-Muslims] to enter the mosque(masjid).
As for their entering the places of worship, etc(e.g., the shrine of Imams), there is no problem in it. If their entry [in shrine of Imams or a husayniyya or a center] without hijãb is considered as a sign of disrespect, hijãb should be enforced on the [non-Muslim] women.
Source, Question 2

So non-Muslims can go there.