Samarra, Iraq is home to the holy 10th and 11th Imams of the school of the Ahlulbayt (as), Imam Ali ibn Mohammad al Hadi (as) and Imam Hassan ibn Ali al Askari (as). Furthermore, it is the birth place of the 12th awaited Imam, Imam al Mahdi (ajfs).
Historically, centres have been built to house and accommodate pilgrims to this holy city, however they no longer exist today after decades of turmoil in Iraq.
Today, a new centre is being built in the same land to serve as a modern hub for pilgrims of the holy shrine. The Boroujerdi Centre will serve as a mosque, visitor centre, restaurant and medical centre.