RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Youm-e-Ashoor in memory of
Nawasa-e-Rasool Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S.) and his 72 faithful
companions was observed with traditional religious spirit, devotion
and respect throughout the country Thursday.
The day began with Aamal-e-Ashoora in mosques. The
Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi led the
Aamal at Ali Masjid Satellite Town. Masaib-e-Ashoora were also
delivered on this occasion.
In Rawalpindi, main Youm-e-Ashoor 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 (SAAW) on this occasion.
The Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi
participated in the procession, offered Ziarat of the taburrakaat and
Talking to media and Azadars on this occasion, Agha Moosavi said
that the greatest sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S.) was for the
dignity of humanity, and supremacy of the religion and Shariat. The
sacrifice of the Imam Aali Muqam (A.S.) was for the whole humanity
that is why the centre of struggle carried out by the oppressed and
have-nots is Karbala without any discrimination on the basis on colour
He said the lesson of the Karbala is that fear only from Allah. He
said Pakistan came into being in the name of Islam and according to
Moeen-ud-din Chishti Ajmeri Hussain (A.S.) has been declared the basis
of La Illah. Therefore, he added, Hussainiyyat is in the foundation of
motherland and its survival and defence also lay in Hussainiyyat.
He said satanic forces are active in promoting biases from the day
one so as to stop Muslims from becoming united. Actually she desires
them to divide in countries, sects and Masalik. He further said that
we have thwarted this conspiracy and have always said that whosoever
tries to create rift between Shia and Sunni brethren is neither Sunni
nor Shia but is the satanic agent.
A large number of mourners engaged themselves in heavy Zanjeer-Zani
and Matam-e-Qama at Bohar Bazar Chowk, Trunk Bazar, and Habib Bank
Chowk. The procession turned into a big rally after reaching Fawwara
Chowk where addressing the participants, Central Secretary Information
of Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya Syed Qamar Haider Zaidi said the
invaluable sacrifice of Imam Aali Muqaam (A.S.) was for survival of
religion of Islam and humanity.
The Imam who was brought up in the lap of Risalat (SAW) preferred
to be beheaded by practically refusing Be’sat of liar and debaucher
Yazid and preached a universal lesson to freedom fighters not to
compromise but confront the tyranny and Yazidiyyat.
Strongly condemning the Peshawar incident, he said we are inheritors
of Sabr-e-Hussaini and would thwart every conspiracy of the combined
enemy by following peaceful policy and promoting mutual unity and
brotherhood on the call of Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Moosavi.
Among vociferous slogans of thousands of participants, Zaidi said that
all schools of thought are getting rid of banned groups therefore the
government should impose ban on their activities and coverage by the
He lauded the Federal and Provincial governments for setting up
Muharram Control Rooms on the call of TNFJ and the best arrangements
made by the Administration of Rawalpindi and Islamabad for Muharram.
Azadari is not limited to any particular fiqh or group rather it is
the combined inheritance of all schools of thought that is why all
Shia and Sunni brethren observe the Shahadat of Shuhada-e-Karbala, set
up Sabeels and make arrangements for Nazr-o-Niaz.
Demanding passage of the Hangu Ashoora procession through its
designated route he said no hurdle in Azadari will be allowed come
Thousands of Matamdars reiterated their resolve to offer all types of
sacrifice on the call of Quaid-i-Millat-i- Jafariya Agha Moosavi for
promotion of Wilayat-e-Ali and promotion and protection of Azadari.
Ch. Mushtaq also addressed the gathering.
A resolution presented by Abu Nasm, Secretary Muharram Committee of
the TNFJ District Rawalpindi said that Pakistan is based on
Hussainiyyat and its success lay in adopting Hussainiyyat. The whole
world knows that oppressed and brutality could only be checked with
the name of Hussain Ibne Ali (A.S.).
The resolution said that the country is confronted with terrorism for
the last three decades while every today is accepting the 25 year old
point of view of Agha Moosavi that a terrorist keeps no religion,
Maslak or a country, he is only a terrorist and should, therefore, be
tackled in that context. The resolution said that Pakistan has played
the role of front-line ally after 9/11 and is receiving back the Drone
missile attacks in return. He said the world know how we were targeted
through terrorism in 1971 separating half of the country as a result
but no one including the United Nations suggested any punishment for
the terrorist perpetual enemy.
As a result she is putting the whole blame of Bombay incident on us
but the world rulers including the OIC were keeping quiet. The Indian
rulers are accusing Pakistan of Bombay incident but they should tell
whether they are ready to accept the responsibility of the terrorist
acts being committed in Pakistan. The resolution said that we strongly
condemn terrorism wherever it is being committed.
The resolution called upon the Islamic World and the Pakistani rulers
to wake up from the deep slumber, take a lesson from Ashoora and give
priority to death in honour over life in disguise. The resolution said
that if they resolve to live like Sher-e-Khuda Ali (A.S.) and die like
Shaheed-e-Karbala Hussain (A.S.), then no satanic force could cause
any harm to us.
The resolution made it clear that if war was imposed on motherland
Pakistan the enemies of Islam and Pakistan will get a tough response
and every child of Pakistan would be visible like a young solider. The
resolution said that there is no Maslaki or Maktabi conflict in
motherland, Sunni and Shia Makatib or united like a bouquet. We had
made Pakistan jointly and would defend it jointly too. We all are
followers of Rasool (SAAW), Aal-e-Rasool (A.S.) and pious Sahaba
Kubaar (R.A.) and no power on earth could create any rift amongst us.
We all Makatib i.e. Sunni, Shia, Deobandi, Ahle Hadees and even
minorities would prove a concrete wall against the enemies of the
religion and the motherland.
Strongly condemning the targeting of shrine of Hazrat Imam Moosa Kazim
(A.S.) in Kazmain Sharifain during Ashra-e-Muharram, the resolution
said that Arab League, OIC and the United Nations by not condemning
the incident have proved that they are following the dual policy.
Another resolution condemned different educational boards for issuing
examination schedules during Ashra-e-Muharram. The resolution made it
clear that we keep Azadari-e-Imam Aali Muqam (A.S.) dearer than
anything else therefore the powers that be should take strong steps
for restoration of law and order so that the Azadars could observe
Gham-e-Hussain in peace.
Another resolution made it clear that Azadari Muharramul Haram is
commensurate with Shuhada-e-Karbala and the month of Safar-ul-Muzaffar
with Aseeran-e-Karbala, therefore load-shedding should be avoided
during these two months.
Yet another resolution demanded public holiday on 25th Muharramul
Haram for Youm-e-Shahadat of Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.) and 20th
Safar-ul-Muzaffar for Chehlum of Shuhada-e-Karbala throughout the
Later, participants of the main Ashoora procession reached Raja Bazar
where they performed historic Zanjeer-Zani. 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 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.
Mukhtar Students Organisation District Rawalpindi had set up Azadari
Camp at Fawwara Chowk while Ibrahim Scouts had set up Medical Camps at
Habib Bank Chowk, Raja Bazar and Jamia Masjid Road to facilitate the
Office-bearers of Divisional and District Muharram Committees of the
Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya and MFP jawans remained along with the