Definition of Najaf in US English:

Najaf

(also an-Najaf)

proper noun

  • 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.

Pronunciation

Najaf

/nəˈjäf//nəˈdʒɑf/