SHAFAQNA – This Saturday (October 24, 2015) thousands of Muslims are expected to gather together in Marble Arch to mark the Day of Ashura; a day which forever marks the mourning of Imam Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and third Imam of Islam.
To remember and commemorate his sacrifice and the courage he so absolutely displayed in the land of Karbala (Iraq), Muslims around the world have always held majilis and mourning marches.
For over 28 years now, Muslims in the UK have held their gathering in central London, at Marble Arch.
This year a special committee composed of several mosques and Islamic organizations took charge of the event organization.
Seyyed Hasan Mousavi, in charge of organizing the march, told Shafaqna that the committee anticipates the arrival of an estimated 5, 000 to 6,000 people, as in previous years.
“People have been informed to arrive at 2pm at Marble Arch, so that at 2:30pm the procession will begin its march on Edgware Road and then back again to March Arch,” said Seyyed Mousavi.