Iraq Holy Sites Draw UK Pilgrims

Interesting article by the BBC focusing on ziyarat by Shi’a Muslims from the UK

Iraq holy sites draw UK pilgrims

Three Britons who were killed in Iraq were making a pilgrimage carried out by thousands of Shia Muslims every year, despite risks posed by the volatile country.

Yousif al-Khoei is a director of the al-Khoei foundation, the largest Shia organisation in the UK.

He believes up to 5,000 Shia Muslims from the UK visit holy sites in Iraq every year.

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