On the martyrdom of Sayyida Ruqayya, daughter of Imam Hussain (a.s), a mourning ceremony was held in the presence of the youth in love with Aba Abdillah Al-Hussain (a.s) in the Islamic Centre of England.
This ceremony was held in both Persian and English languages on Sunday night, coinciding with 12 September 2021, which was in collaboration with Bani Hashem Foundation in London.
HIWM Seyed Hashem Moosavi, the Islamic Centre of England’s Director, said that a look at the role of the caravan of captives shows that each of the prisoners played an essential role in to decry of the Umayyads so that the Ashura uprising continued with the role of Imam Sajjad (a.s) and Sayyida Zainab (a.s) in denunciation of Ummayad.
HIWM Seyyed Hashem Moosavi considered the most critical role of the messengers of Karbala to be the disgrace of Yazid and the Umayyads and the revival of Islam and added that according to Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a.s), if it were no Karbala, Islam would not have survived and would not have reached us.
The Islamic Centre of England’s Director referred to the apparent and spiritual similarities between Sayyida Ruqayya and Sayyida Fatimah bint Muhammad; peace be upon them, said that this young lady from an honourable family was as oppressed as her grandmother and that thousands of mourning ceremonies were held around the world to honour this young lady. It is one of the signs of legitimacy and authenticity of the Ashura uprising.
The English part of the ceremony took place after the Maghribain prayers led by HIWM Seyed Hashem Moosavi. The Engish language lecturer HIWM Mohammad Khani called Sayyida Ruqayya – peace be upon her – one of the characters of the history of Islam. He added that this great lady in Karbala and after Aba Abdillah Al-Hussain’s (a.s) martyrdom showed many virtues to the world in a way that after 1400 years of the history of Islam is still one of the historical figures of the Karbala.
In this ceremony, the Maddahs of Ahl al-Bayt (a.s) mourned for the martyrs of Karbala and the sufferings of the three-year-old daughter of Aba Abdillah Al-Hussain (a.s) in both Persian and English languages.