A Tale of Two Reinterments Exhibition

Saturday 1st July to Thursday 29th February, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A Tale of Two Reinterments Exhibition

‘A Tale of Two Re-interments’ is co-curated by amazing members of the Hijaz Trust. It reveals the similarities between Richard III and His Eminence Murshid Muhammad Abdul Wahab Siddiqi (RA); two high-profile men who died young and were re-interred in sacred places in the local area.

The rediscovery of King Richard III in 2012 and his subsequent re-interment in Leicester Cathedral in 2015 had a massive impact on the Battlefield Heritage Centre. It was hugely important to many people across the world who have a connection to the events of 1485 which changed the future of English history. Bosworth Battlefield, alongside Leicester Cathedral, became a focus for this shared remembrance.

The re-interment of His Eminence Murshid Muhammad Abdul Wahab Siddiqi was equally significant to a huge number of people in the United Kingdom and in many other countries which had witnessed his teachings. His Eminence was a prominent Islamic scholar and spiritual leader to thousands of Muslims globally. The noble Saint passed away 18 March 1994 and was first buried in CoventryFour years later in 1998 he was re-interred in a specially made tomb (Islamic Mausoleum) at the Hijaz College he founded in Nuneaton, just a few miles from the battlefield.

Written by the Hijaz community, interactive text panels and film show unseen material of His Eminence. 35 family members from the community took part in a series of art and craft workshops to create additional items for the exhibition.

Admission is free.

Find out more about the project here

 

 

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