The ‘seeds’ of the MKSI community was first established through the first few majlises that were held at the residence of several families back in 1972. In 1974, the formation of MKSI (Muslim Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri) Leicester came into being through the purchase of 172 Mere Road which was used for majliases and madressa. Maulana Syed Zulqadar Razavi became the first Resident Aalim of the Jamaat.
With the growth of the Jamaat, the requirement of a larger property to cater for the jamaat became essential and hence in 1983 the jamaat moved to 127 Loughborough Road which was called ‘Husseini Mosque’. Over this years, the Leicester Jamaat saw a growth in membership with a firm commitment to cater for the spiritual needs of the members.
In 1998, due to a growing Leicester Jamaat a piece of land was purchased with the purpose of building a purpose built mosque. The construction for the new mosque and Imambargah commenced in September 2005 at Duxbury Road. The offical opening of the ‘Masjid al-Husayn’ was on 14th January 2007.