ASHURA Lokma was shared at the Alevi Cultural Centre and Cemevi UK(IAKM). The leading figures of the Alevi community, including representatives of non-governmental organizations, politicians and members of parliament, also attended the ceremony, which was held on Sunday, August 14, in north London.
In his opening speech at the event, Ibrahim Has, Co-Chair of IAKM said, “Ashura, one of the indispensable rituals of our institution, has been held for years. We come side by side to be one with the motto of peace and brotherhood, just like every berry in the ashura cauldron.
“We boiled our Ashura with peace, friendship, brotherhood and love.” Dilek İncedal, co-chair of the British Alevi Federation (BAF) and the Enfield Alevi Cultural Centre (EAKM), said, “May our shared Ashura carry Hüseyin’s spirit of resistance to the present day, let our struggle for peace, equality and freedom develop and become stronger,” said İncedal.
İAKM- Cemevi Co-Chair Filiz Koç said, “May the efforts of all our souls who have worked hard for our Ashura to be accepted in their rightful place”, while Cemevi Yol and Erkan Board Member Meral Ateş said, ” Ashura is the secret of making less and bringing abundance out of nothingness. .
It is possible for people to live together with different but equal rights and under equal conditions by keeping the colours alive like the nuts in an ashura cauldron.”