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Imam Hussein Holy Shrine prepares 40,000 Ya Hussein flags to raise on Ashura in London

The Secretariat-General of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine has announced the preparation of 40,000 flags bearing the name of Imam Hussain, peace be upon him, to parade through the streets of London in commemoration of the tragic Battle of Karbala.

Alaa Diyauddin, Deputy Secretary-General of the Holy Shrine, told Shia Waves Agency that “40,000 flags will be prepared to be raised on Oxford Street in central London this year in conjunction with the commemoration of the sorrowful day of Ashura.”

Diyauddin explained that “the flags will feature the emblem of the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussain and will bear the date 680 AD, marking the martyrdom of Abu Abdullah al-Hussain, peace be upon him.”

He added that “the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussain has been participating in the flag-raising march for fourteen years, also including ceremonies inside the shrines of Imam Hussain and his brother Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas, peace be upon them.”

The official noted that “a large turnout of Muslims from around the world is expected this year, along with participants from various nationalities and religions.”

It is worth mentioning that the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussain has been organizing this Ashura procession in central London for several years. Also an exact replica of the shrine of Imam Hussain is created to be paraded through several English cities on the tenth of Muharram.

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