Shia Muslims celebrate life of martyr Imam Husayn



Shia Muslims took part in a march through Leicester to mourn and celebrate the life of one of their faith's most important spiritual leaders.
Several hundred people, including women and children from the city's 1,000-strong Shia community, set off from Town Hall Square on Sunday afternoon.
The procession, starting at 3pm, made its way along Bishop Street, Granby Street, Gallowtree Gate, Humberstone Gate, East Gates and High Street, on its way to Square.
Leading the way was a giant banner commemorating the Battle of Kabala, in 61AH of the Islamic calendar (680AD), in what is now Iraq.
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2 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 38
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