The historians mention that many cities witnessed the passage of the procession of the captives from the family of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and the holy heads, and in many places, there are shrines built for the stations where the procession passed. And there is no doubt that the head of al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) was not buried there, but was placed in it for some time, including the shrine of the Holy Head in Nasibeen, which is a known city on the avenue of caravans from Mosul to the Levant, and in it forty thousand groves, not far away from Sinjar, and between it and Mosul six days, and it is located today In Turkey, on its borders with Syria, the border line separates it from the Syrian city of “Qamishli”.
It was reported in some sources that when the captives reached Nasibeen, the ruler of the town ordered to decorate it, so they decorated it with more than a thousand mirrors, and they raised more than a thousand flags to receive the head of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), so when the cursed who was with the head of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) wanted to enter the city, his mare did not obey him, so he replaced it with several other mare that did not obey him either, and then the holy head had fallen from the top of the spear. And one of the present recognized that it was the head of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), so he blamed and rebuked them, so he was killed by the people of the Levant. And thus they took the head and did not enter the city. The place where the head has fallen became a Mashhad [shrine].
There are three shrines in this city:
- Imam Zine al-Abideen Mosque (peace be upon him)
- The Mashhad of the holy head in one of its markets, where the holy head was hung when the procession of captives passed by.
- The Mashhad of Noqta, and it is said that a drop [noqta] of blood from the holy head has fallen there.