London (IP) - The mourning rituals of Muharram and commemorating Imam Hussain's (AS) martyrdom were held in London with the participation of Muslims.

Iran PressEurope: The Ashura mourning rally in London started on Monday, August 8, at 2:30 pm from Hyde Park Corner. The mourning groups then proceeded toward the Islamic World League. 

Also, several clerics, including Hojjatoleslam Hashem Mousavi, the representative of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, participated in the ceremony.  

It was the 33rd edition of Ashura mourning rituals held in London, the capital of the UK. 

Pointing to the West's trumpeting its fight against terrorism, Mousavi told Iran Press in an interview:

"Ashura rituals show that our history in fighting injustice and oppression goes back to 1400 years ago, and that the resistance and martyrdom of Aba Abdullah al-Hussein (AS) is an example of the Shia anti-oppression characteristic."

Yet, Ashura processions are also scheduled to be observed today, Tuesday, due to differences in the sighting of Muharram's crescent moon.  

More than 1,300 years ago, in 61 AH, Imam Hussein (AS), a grandson of Islam's Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and his 72 companions were martyred in the Battle of Karbala, in southern Iraq, after fighting courageously for justice against the much larger army of the Umayyad caliph, Yazid I.


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