Time proves TNFJ Referendum policy 'right', says TNFJ SG

By: salman Alvi

TNFJ secretary general comments on Supreme Court Referendum ruling Mazhar Ali's reaction over Supreme Court Referendum ruling

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - April 28, 2002: Central Secretary General of Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya Pakistan Syed Mazhar Ali Shah advocate has said Azadari of Imam Hussain (A.S.) is very dear to us over all matters and time has proved that TNFJ Referendum policy is right and sound.

He made his comments while expressing his reaction over the ruling of Supreme Court. Syed Mazhar Ali Shah said that TNFJ Pakistan, in the central cabinet session on April 14, announcing its Referendum policy had termed Referendum 'constitutional' because Article 48, in which amendments were made by P.O. 14 of 1985 - and this article is completely edited which has 7 clauses and clause 6 of Article 48 says "if, at any time, the president, in his discretion or on the advice of the prime minister, considers that it is desirable that any matter of national importance should be referred to a referendum, the president may cause the matter to be referred to a referendum in the form of a question that is capable of being answered by Yes or No." Therefore president is authorized to cause hold the referendum.

He said that to this extend nobody was against it. The point raised was that whether to keep continue president's presidency is a matter of national importance over which referendum could be said necessary? Its difficult to bring crushing evidence in favour of this point of view so it happened that the Supreme Court termed the Referendum order 'legal'.

Aa'in-e-no sey darna tarzey kohan pey urna

Manzil yehi kathan hay qomon ki zindagi main

Time would tell that to what extend the ruling of the court is correct. So this discussion should be wrapped up now as the court has termed it right, he added. Secretary General TNFJ said TNFJ only opposed Referendum on this point that the Pakistan president had signaled the first week of May for Referendum but why chief Election Commissioner, in defiance of this, set the date of April 30 for Referendum? As we consider its a conspiracy to prevent a school of thought deliberately from using its right to vote. The whole world knows that Maktab-e-Tashayyo, in the words of Quaid-e-Millat-e-Jafariya Pakistan Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi considers its all happiness and grieves worthless and insignificant from Muharram 1 to Rabiul Awwal 8 and prefers Ayyama-e-Aza that's why, considering Azadari-e-Imam Hussain (A.S) jugular vein, deemed it dearest to all. But despite this, TNFJ has not prevented anyone from expressing his viewpoint so no doubts should be kept in anyone's mind in connection with the choice of Referendum.

He said that discussion could be continued over this point that what were political demerits of Referendum in past and in the light of past experiences what strategy of fikr-o-amal should we adopt in future for self correction.

Syed Mazhar Ali Shah said we accept that Gen. Pervez Musharraf has taken beneficial steps to maintain law and order especially the issuance of Anti-Terrorism Ordinance. Therefore we strongly demand from the president that now he, in one sense, has been accepted as a president and he has won the Referendum also. So he could only cause his 7-points agenda to be implemented when he would not be caught by expediencies and would not become hostage of advisors and ministers because despite Anti-Terrorism Ordinance, terrorism in Pakistan is still going on. Karachi incidents, Shah-e-Najaf incident and the worst incident of Bhakkar stand witness to it.

Syed Mazhar Ali Shah said: "Me, being the Secretary General of TNFJ, would appeal to the president Pakistan to immediately form inquiry tribunal, taking notice of these incidents, and nab the culprits thus give them exemplary punishment because I consider Ladies first as women were targeted in the last-mentioned incident. Therefore it is different of all incidents as terrorism has reached to that extend that oppressed women and children have been targeted for the first time-which is very dangerous."

The Secretary TNFJ said Azadari of Imam-e-Mazloom (A.S) is dear to us because its an eternal protest of oppressed against the oppressors and this would continue until the justice and equity established in the whole world and beloved country became the hub of peace.

He appealed from the Azadars (mourners) to perform Marasim-e-Aza with traditional reverence and fervour and refrain themselves and warned others also of all those matters which cause hindrance in Azadari; be vigilant because our perpetual enemy is cunning and crafty as well and we all have to fail its such conspiracies with unity.


Chehlum procession in New York

By: Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center

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Tears of Zahra (PBUH)

By: Saida Zahra, Shafa Hussain & Safeer Hussain (Hussainia Madressa, Birmingham, UK)

I am a lady of modest attire, 
whose heart burns with raging fire! 
I am the mother of Hassan (a.s.) & Hussain (a.s.) 
One was poisoned, the other was slain! 

My father was Prophet Mohammed (s.a.w.w) 
he died leaving me sad! 

After his death, the Muslims went cold-blooded and 
The Messenger's family was imprisoned, 
tortured & killed, 
What were our crimes? What was fulfilled? 

Our first Imam Ali (a.s.) was murdered 
with a poisoned sword 
As he lay in 'Sajda' to Allah (swt) our Lord. 

Tragedy of Kerbala was a lesson for mankind to learn, 
To fight against every Yazeed, at every turn! 

Yazeedi Islam was to drink, gamble & commit open sin, 
Whose ways are you following? 
Forgotten Zain-ul-Abedin (a.s.)? 

Sajjad (a.s.) shed tears blooded red! 
To save Islam, Hussain (a.s.) gave his head! 
All the Imams preached 'salaat'- 
So Ummah of Rasool (s.a.w.) why neglect your 'wajibat'? 

In Muhurram, you cry for Zainab (a.s.)'s grief - 
As you cover your heads for a brief! 
You send curses to Shimr for all that he did, 
But then expose your true colours 
& reveal all that you hid! 

Making mockery of 'hijaab'- Have you no shame? 
Sisters in 'Imaan' - Islam is no game! 
They gave us 'Surah Nisa' - 
For guidance as beacons of light! 

But still 'Kufaar' system confuses you - 
Believing wrong is right! 

This fashion world is just a stepping-stone, 
for all to one day leave. 
So is it not better now, you repent your sins, 
practise and believe! 

Bollywood films are Satanic, 
that destroys Islamic ideology by day! 
These and otherworldly attractions lead you astray! 

Time waits for no soul - young, old, black or white. 
Angel of death could come knocking anytime, 
so fear Allah's (swt) might! 


Muntakheb Ul  Aqwaal
"Knowledge is better than wealth because it protects you while you have to guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you." MORE..
(Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib (A.S)

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