RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chehlum of Nawasa-e-Rasool Hazrat Imam
Hussain (A.S.) and his 72 companions who presented great and matchless
sacrifice for survival of religion and Shariat and to give eternal
lease of life to high values of humanity was observed with religious
and national spirit, devotion and respect throughout the country
Majalis Arbaeen-e-Hussaini were held and Zuljinah, Alam and Tazia
processions were taken out in all big or small cities and towns on
In Rawalpindi, main Chehlum procession was taken out from Imambargah
Col. Maqbool Hussain and Imambargah Hifazat Ali Shah Bohar Bazar.
Zuljinah procession taken out from Imambargah Ashiq Hussain Teli
Mohallah merged into the main procession. Mourners of Imam Hussain (A.S.)
performed Zanjeer-Zani and presented ‘Pursa’ of the Imam Aali Muqam (A.S.)
to the Holy Prophet (SAW) on this occasion.
The Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi
participated in the procession, offered Ziarat of the taburrakaat and
Talking to media representatives on this occasion, Moosavi said that
Hussain Ibne Ali (A.S.) presented exemplary sacrifice in Karbala for
the supremacy of religion, Shariat and humanity as a result of which
oppressed nations have launched independence movements today.
He said Pakistan came into being in the name of Islam the official
religion of which, according to Article 2 of the Constitution, is
Islam and according to Article 227 only that explanation of Quran and
Sunnah will be acceptable that would be recognized by recognized
schools of thought.
Answering a question about enforcement of Shariah, he said that
complete restoration of 1973 Constitution guarantees restoration of
enforcement of Islam. For enforcement of Shariat, first, one would
have to enforce Shariat on himself.
He said Hazrat Zainab (S.A.) and Hazrat Zainul Abideen (A.S.)
shattered the world of oppressors through their addresses. He said
Chehlum of Syed-us-Shuhada preaches us the lesson of confronting any
oppression and brutality following in the footsteps of
Shuhada-e-Karbala. He said if we are really fond of Shariat then we
have to create relationship with those who presented sacrifices in
Karbala. Answering another question, he said solution of Palestine and
Kashmir issues in line with the United Nations Resolutions and exit of
allied forces from Iraq and Afghanistan is necessary.
Expressing his views on the incidents of terrorism going on in the
country, he said the present situation is the work of our combined
enemy. He termed the step taken by the Federal Government and some
provincial governments in creating Muharram Control Rooms and linking
them with the Markazi Muharram Committee Azadari Cell of Tehreek
Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya while he lamented the Punjab and Sarhad
governments of not setting up such Muharram Control Rooms.
The participants of the procession carried out Zanjeer-Zani and
Qama-Zani in Trunk Bazar, Habib Bank Chowk and turned into a big rally
after reaching Fawwara Chowk where addressing the participants,
Central Secretary Information of Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Syed
Qamar Haider Zaidi said Arbaeen-e-Hussaini is the memory of
Aseeran-e-Karbala’s commitment and courage who shattered the Yazidi
courts through their visionary and heart-rending addresses despite
being chained so as to highlight the objective of Hussainiyyat.
He said inheritor of the Hussain’s (A.S.) blood Imam Zainul Abideen
(A.S.) and Sharikatul Hussain Hazrat Syeda Zainab (S.A.) through their
khutbaat shattered the Yazidi courts and unveiled the fake Islamic
faces of Yazid. Ch. Mushtaq Hussain addressed the gathering on the
topic of philosophy of Shahadat.
A resolution presented by the Secretary of Markazi Muharram Committee
Azadari Cell, Abbas Jafri said that Muharramul Haram is not the name
of Ashoora only rather this mourning continues till 8th Rabiul Awwal.
This time Ashoora-e-Muharram passed peacefully because the powers that
be had taken good steps. However, Ashoora procession could not be
taken out in Hangu, therefore the Sarhad government is under the
obligation to help bring out the procession there because hurdle in
way of Azadari is tantamount to violation of religious independence,
freedom of expression and encroachment of basic rights that is
negation of the Constitution.
The resolution said that after Ashra-e-Muharram different incidents
of terrorism took place in Sarhad province in which many innocent
people kissed Shahadat. The resolution termed the Tank, Dera Ismail
Khan, Peshawar, Kohat, Hangu and Parachinar incidents the work of our
combined and perpetual enemy.
Condemning the Drone attacks, the resolution demanded immediate
stoppage of these attacks.
Another resolution strongly condemned the incidents of Mianwali
Police Check Post and blast at a Matmi procession in Dera Ghazi Khan.
It demanded from the government to ensure effective implementation of
Anti-Terrorism Act so as to control terrorism. The resolution said
that no relaxation should be extended to anyone because as per a
saying of Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafairya Agha Moosavi a terrorist keeps no
Maslak or a country, he is only a terrorist and should be seen and
tackled in this backdrop only.
The resolution said that mutual understanding should be exercised in
those areas where government’s writ lacks. The resolution lamented
that Punjab and Sarhad governments did not set up Muharram Control
Rooms and called upon the government to look into the matter to unveil
those powers that created hurdle in this connection.
Yet another resolution called upon the people to remain alert and
recognize their friends and foes while the government should take
notice of the activities of the banned groups with new names and avoid
presenting them as heroes on public fora and media. The resolution
expressed solidarity with the freedom fighters and strongly condemned
the ongoing terrorism in Iraq, suicide attacks on caravans of Zaireen
going to participate in Chehlum of Shuhada-e-Karbala to
Karbala-e-Moalla, Israeli aggression in Gaza and all other incidents
of terrorism going on the world over.
The resolution lamented the national media for ignoring the Chehlum of
Syed-ush-Shuhada and called upon the electronic and print media to
review their attitude and give coverage to the Maktab-e-Tashayyo on
the basis of equality. The resolution demanded ban on instigating film
“Fitna” produced by a Dutch Member of the Parliament.
Another resolution welcomed the announcement of a public holiday on
the occasion of Chehlum of Shuhada-e-Karbala and demanded from the
Federal and other provincial governments to follow the suit because if
public holiday can be declared on Melas (fairs), sports, Urs and on
death anniversaries of near and dear ones then why not on the occasion
of Chehlum of Nawasa-e-Rasool (A.S.) as Majalis are held and Matmi
processions are taken out on Chehlum of Syed-ush-Shuhada on the
pattern of Ashoora.
The resolution while condemning firing and shelling by police on the
Arbaeen procession in Patidan in Sindh province and demanded from the
Sindh government to find the black sheep in their ranks. The
resolution presenting pursa and condolences in Bargah-e-Risalat on the
occasion of Arbaeen-e-Hussaini resolved that no harm will be allowed
to cause to the motherland Pakistan and all schools of thought would
thwart the conspiracies of the enemies of the religion and the
motherland through unity and brotherhood. The resolution said the same
unity and mutual understanding would be displayed till 8th Rabiul
Awwal in line with the Code of Azadari announced by Quaid-i-Millat
Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi and on the occasion of
Later, participants of the main Chehlum procession performed historic
Zanjeer-Zani in Raja Bazar. Zuljinah processions taken out from
Imambargah Kashmirian Tyre Bazar and Darbar Shah Chan Chiragh also
merged into the main procession at Purana Qila. The main Chehlum
procession terminated at Imambargah Qadeem after passing through Jamia
Masjid Road and Imambara Chowk. The participants of Zuljinah
processions taken out from Imambargah Yadgar-e-Hussain Satellite Town
and Imambargah Baltistania Angatpura performed Zanjeer-Zani at Banni
Chowk. Both these processions terminated after reaching Imambargah
Mukhtar Students Organisation installed Markazi Azadari Camp at
Fawwara Chowk during the main Chehlum procession where arrangements
for Sabeel-e-Hussaini were especially made. Volunteers of Ibrahim
Scouts, Mukhtar Force, Civil Defence, office-bearers of District
Azadari Committee of the TNFJ led by Convener Alhaj Ghulam Murtaza
Chauhan, officials of the District Administration and a heavy
contingent of police remained with the procession throughout. Bawa
Syed Riaz Hussain Shah, Sajjada Nashin of Darbar Shah Chan Chiragh,
led the collective ‘Dua’ and read out Ziarat at the conclusion of the
main Chehlum procession.