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Sat, 06 Aug


Nørrebro Roundabout

Al-Qasem parade 2022

The parade consists of a traditional procession that includes takes place in Iraq and is held in connection with the Ashura tragedy, where Al-Qasem is one of the well-known personalities who were brutally murdered in the fight for justice.

Al-Qasem parade 2022
Al-Qasem parade 2022

Tid & sted

06 Aug 2022, 19:00 – 21:00

Nørrebro Roundabout, 2200 Copenhagen, Denmark

Om eventet

Imam Hussein's nephew, Al-Qasem (son of Imam Hassan), was eager to fight for his uncle Hussein. However, he was still only a young boy and was about to get married. 

Imam Hussein looked at Qasem and embraced him and cried. He initially refused to allow him to fight, but Qasem insisted and showed a letter from his father Imam Hassan. Imam Hussein wanted to grant the nephew's wish and allowed him to participate in the battle to protect the caravan and justice.

With his face shining, sword in hand, dressed in humble clothes and a pair of sandals, Qasem entered the battlefield. 

Historians say that during the heat of the battle, Qasem broke one of his sandals. Unaware of the enemy, he stopped to fix the sandal, for he did not want to meet the enemy barefoot.

While in this state, absorbed, he was struck with a heavy blow on the head that caused him to fall face down on the ground. Qasem managed to send a last call for his uncle Hussain saying: 

"Peace be with you O uncle Hussein".

Among other things, the procession visualizes, using an actor, to dress as Imam Hassan's son; (al-) Qasim who was martyred at Karbala.

The young man who was supposed to portray Qasim is dressed in white clothes with a green turban followed by a multi-colored lighting setup that indicates wedding preparations.

This "Qasim" is sonically surrounded by drummers and horn players, to show the mixed emotions of wedding and war that prevailed during Qasim's situation.

In addition, you will be able to see one or more decorated horses and possibly women dressed as Qasim's family.

You walk from Nørrebro's Roundabout to Nørrebro station and on to the Imam Al-Sadiq centre.

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