Youm-e-Ashura – President Alvi & PM Imran pay homage to Hussain (RA)
By Our Correspondent
According to the sources of Daily Notable, Youm-e-Ashura observed across the country with due solemnity and sanctity to pay homepage to the sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions with strict security measures in place to avoid any untoward incident.
Muharram is the month of mourning for the seventh-century martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). The grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Processions carried out nationwide while cell phone services have suspended partially in Karachi and other major cities to ensure fool-proof security as country has seen a raft of attacks at imambargahs and processions in the past.
In his message to commemorate Ashura, President Dr Arif Alvi said. The martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA) was in fact a victory of truth. A symbol steadfastness against oppression, and a glorious example of sacrifice.
“It a lesson that one should not evade even sacrificing his life while fighting against the evil forces,” he said according to Radio Pakistan Prime Minister Imran said the historic battle of Karbala fought between truth and falsehood made it clear that the real success and steadfastness the passion to sacrifice everything for revival and promotion of Islamic values.
Reminding people of the Kashmiri struggle, PM Imran said they [Kashmiris] have kept the teachings of Imam Hussain (RA) alive and just like Karbala, they have also made Kashmir an example of the battle between truth and falsehood.
The prime minister listed down three lessons from Imam Hussain (RA) and his followers at Karbala. “Immortality is earned by those who give the supreme sacrifice of their lives to stand against tyranny & injustice. Furthermore, it not earned simply by being rich, powerful, or educated,” he wrote.
Moreover, “Throughout history, many great Muslims have been inspired by Karbala & sacrificed their lives to stand against oppression, colonial rule, injustice.”
And third, “Today, the struggle continues against the oppression of occupation & injustice in IIOJK”.
Both the premier and president urged citizens to adhere to Covid-19 SOPs in place for Muharram rituals.
“Let us draw strength from the legacy of Imam Hussain Ibn e Ali (RA). The embodiment of bravery and determination in the face of oppression and tyranny. Moreover, may we learn to meet every challenge ahead with the same fortitude and courage,” wrote Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.