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LAHORE: A huge majlis-e-aza for height of ranks of martyrs of Bari Imam, Madinatul Ilm Mosque Karachi and Lal Shah Sorasi was held at Imambargah Qasr-e-Batool (A.S.) Sanda Road Lahore marking the Chehlum of martyrs announced by Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi.
A number of prominent scholars and speakers including Allama Syed Aaqil Raza Zaidi addressed the majlis organized by Mukhtar Students Organization Lahore.
In his address to the majlis, President TNFJ Lahore Syed Muhammad Naqvi highlighted status of a martyr and demanded from the government to immediately arrest the culprits. He said despite constant brutalities against followers of Ahl-e-Bait (A.S.), Azadari-e-Mazloom-e-Karbala (A.S.) is increasing day by day.
The large gathering reiterated their resolve to fully follow every line of action given by the TNFJ Chief Syed Hamid Moosavi for mission of Wila and Aza and achievement of religious rights of Millat-i-Jafariya.
The majlis-e-aza culminated with prayers for elevation of ranks of all martyrs, long life of Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Hamid Moosavi, stability and development of motherland Pakistan and supremacy of Islamic world.
RAWALPINDI - July 03: Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi, chief of the Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya Pakistan, has announced to observe the martyrdom anniversary of martyr of Fiqh-e-Jafariya Muhammad Hussain Shad as “Youm-e-Tarheem” throughout the country.
In a statement issued here on Sunday, he said a quarter century ago, a tyrant ruler contradicted Islam that led to active struggle on the part of Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya Pakistan because life is the name of belief and jehad.
He said great hero Muhammad Hussain Shad presented his life for the survival and promotion of basic ideology.
Agha Moosavi appealed the countrymen to pay homage to Muhammad Hussain Shad by observing Youm-e-Tarheem on July 6 and prove that live nations never forget their heroes and never let their blood go waste. He said commitment should be announced on this occasion that the sacrifice rendered for high objectives, protection of Islamic and human values, survival and development of the motherland would never let go waste.
The Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Hamid Moosavi said human being is super most creature, everything in the universe was created for him.
And made human being honored and distinguished under
Is human being created without any purpose?
He said the objective of human creation is to uphold Kalma-e-Haq and Haq (truth) is only and only religion of Islam struggling for which is worship and a blessing. It is our luck that the basis of our motherland is Islam. Our life and death is for Islam, Pakistan and its people and we would never allow any harm to be caused to them.
Meanwhile, TNFJ Central Youm-e-Tarheem Committee has been formed to organise programmes for Youm-e-Tarheem. Allama Fakhar Abbas Abidi has been nominated as Convener and Zulfiqar Ali Raja as Secretary of this Committee.
RAWALPINDI - July 02: Syed Shujaat Ali Bokahri, Additional Secretary General of Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya Pakistan, has thanked religious organisations and all schools of thought within and without for making the programmes of Universal Chehlum of martyrs of Bari Imam, Masjid Madina-tul-Ilm Karachi and La’al Shah Sorasi a success and their full participation.
He said that the nation through practical display of unity and brotherhood not only thwarted the negative propaganda of the terrorist world that “Pakistan is confronted with sectarianism” but has proved through their words and character that the country is only confronted with open terrorism and all schools of thought are a concrete wall against the enemies of religion and motherland and no power on earth could create any rift amongst them.
Shujaat Bokhari said the whole humanity was in the grip of terrorism and linking that with any Maslak or a country is the heinous conspiracy of international Taghoot in the garb of which those who sabotage the rights of oppressed and Muslim nations, particularly in Kashmir, Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq desire to camouflage their real evil faces. He said unity is not only the source of oneness of religion and Shariat rather fountainhead of Islamic values and the refuge of ultimate hope of the defenders of human dignity.
He stressed the need of fulfilling the duty of thwarting the tactics of international colonial powers as followers of the Holy Prophet (SAW) at a time when the whole oppressed world was in the grip of international colonial powers that are out to root out trees of humanity and Islam by sowing the seeds of biases in the holy lands.
He said the sayings of Ahle Bait (A.S.) include a sentence that our following is the source of oneness and our leadership and guidance is the spring of unity and brotherhood, and struggle and jihad is the fountainhead of honour and supremacy.
RAWALPINDI – July 01: Universal Chehlum of TNFJ martyrs of Bari Imam Incident, martyrs of Madina-tul Ilm Mosque Karachi and Lal Shah Sorasi was observed on Friday throughout Pakistan like other global parts in line with the announcement made by Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi with religious and national spirit and this commitment and pledge that sacred blood which gives new life to the nation would never be let to go waste.
Marking the occasion, Quran Khwani, Majalis-e-Tarahim and condolence gatherings were held for elevation of ranks of the martyrs, and voice of protest was raised through holding anti-terrorism rallies and demonstrations.
Grand Ayaat from Iraq and Iran namely Syed Abul Qasim Kaukabi, Syed Saeed Al-Hakim, Mirza Jawwad Tabrezi, Sheikh Nasir Makarim Shirazi, Mufti-ush Shia Syed Muhammad Ardbeli and other maraje dinia have sent condolence messages to the Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Syed Hamid Moosavi and Universal Chehlum Committee on the occasion of worldwide chehlum of TNFJ martyrs of Bari Imam Incident, martyrs of Madina-tul Ilm Mosque Karachi and Lal Shah Sorasi. The Grand Ayaat prayed for high ranks of the martyrs, early recovery of the injured, and safety and protection of matmi, azadaran, Pakistan and Islamic World.
Majalis-e-aza and matmi rallies were organized in all four provinces of the country including Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas besides Federal Capital Islamabad. Addressing these gatherings, ulama-e-karam, zakireen and elites of TNFJ strongly protested against the government cold attitude regarding Bari Imam Incident demanding immediate arrest of culprits of all terror incidents and their punishment.
According to reports reaching Universal Chehlum Committee of TNFJ, majalis-e-aza were held in Canada, Greece, Imambargah Al-Qaim of United States and Northampton Center of Britain. Zakir Zafar Hussain and others addressed the Northampton majlis-e-aza.
Majalis-e-aza and condolence meetings were also held in United Arab Emirates, Syria and many other countries marking the occasion.
In Islamabad, Central Majlis-e-Chehlum was held at Imambargah Darbar Sakhi Mehmoud Badshah organized by TNFJ district Committee. Allama Agha Syed Nasim Abbas Rizvi, Sultan-uz-Zakireen Syeed Madah Hussain Shah Daera Din Panah, Convener TNFJ Islamabad Chehlum Committee Allama Basharat Hussain Imami, Allama Abu Jafar Naqvi, Allama Sheikh Ijaz Hussain, Poet Aqeel Mohsin Naqvi, Zakir Navid Ashiq BA and others addressed. Later, a rally was staged attended by thousands of protestors.
In Karachi, TNFJ Provincial Chehlum Committee arranged Central Majlis-e-Chehlum of martyrs of Bari Imam, Madinatul Ilm Mosque and Lal Shah Sorasi at Imambargah Kazmain Sadaat Colony Drig Rd. Addressing the majlis, Allama Zamir Akhtar Naqvi, Allama Aun Naqvi, Allama Ali Abbas Sarsavi, Allama Mazhar Hussain Abidi, Allama Waqar Hasan Taqwi and others demanded from the government to arrest the assassins of the martyrs forthwith and punish them brutally.
In Quetta, President TNFJ Provincial Council Muhammad Ali advocate, Allama Jafar Reza Naqvi (Karachi), Nisar Ali, Sardar Abu Imad Jafari and others addressed a majlis-e-aza held under arrangements of TNFJ Provincial Chehlum Committee at Central Imambargah Nichari Alamdar Road.
A resolution unanimously passed on this occasion severely condemned terrorism and demanded immediate seizure of perpetrators of all terror incidents including Bari Imam and brutal punishment for them.
In Peshawar, Allama Ghulam Ali Zahid got a resolution regarding Chehlum of martyrs of Bari Imam and Madina-tul Ilm Mosque Karachi passed at central Friday congregation at Shia Jamia Mosque Kocha Risaldar. The resolution demanded from the government to immediately set up a tribunal to unveil actual conspiracy behind the Bari Imam terror Incident and punish the wrongdoers.
Provincial President TNFJ Sardar Hassan Ali Qazilbash, Sardar Mumtaz Ali Qazilbash and others addressed a Majlis-e-Chehlum at Imambargah Master Ghulam Haider Chah Shahbaz Peshawar organized by Provincial Council TNFJ Sarhad.
In Faisalabad, Central Majlis-e-Chehlum was held at Dars-e-Aal-e-Muhammad (A.S.) under arrangements of TNFJ Chehlum Committee of Faisalabad Division. Allama Agha Abdul Hasan Sarhadi and many others addressed followed by a matmi protest rally that was led by office-bearers of TNFJ and leaders of other religious and matmi organizations. The protestors expressed their grave concern over delay in arrest of the assassins of TNFJ martyrs of Bari Imam and urged the government to immediately hold the culprits and punish them harshly.
A majlis-e-aza was held at Peoples Colony Faisalabad addressed by Zakir Soheb Mehdi, Zakir Ali Imran, Allama Iltaf Hussain and Zakir Qalb-e-Abbas.
Majalis-e-Aza and protest rallies were also organized in Larkana, Bhakkar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Muzaffar Garh, Gilgit, Mirpur Khas, Haiderabad, Kherpur Miras, Mianwali, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Hafizabad and other cities to mark the chehlum of TNFJ martyrs of Bari Imam Incident, martyrs of Madina-tul Ilm Mosque and Lal Shah Sorasi which demanded urgent arrest of the culprits while lodging strong protest against terrorism.
ISLAMABAD: Central Majlis-e-Chehlum was held at Imambargah Darbar Sakhi Mahmood Badshah under the auspices of TNFJ District Chehlum Committee in Federal Capital Islamabad on the occasion of Universal Chehlum of Shuhada-e-Bari Imam, Shuhada-e-Masjid Madina-tul-Ilm Karachi and La’al Shah Sorasi on the call of Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi.
Allama Syed Nasim Abbas Rizvi, Zakir Syed Madah Hussain Shah Daira Deen Panah, TNFJ District Islamabad Chehlum Committee Convener Allama Basharat Hussain Imami, Allama Abu Jaffar Naqvi, poet Aqeel Mohsin Naqvi, Zakir Naveed Ashiq B.A., and others addressed the Majlis.
A resolution adopted on the occasion strongly condemned inaction on the part of government despite passage of more than a month to the Bari Imam incident and the bid to term this open terrorism a sectarian colour.
It demanded from the government to arrest the culprits of terrorism forthwith and give them exemplary punishment besides forming a Tribunal without any delay to unveil the real objectives behind the Bari Imam incident, and its report be publicized. The resolution while demanding to pay the damages to the bereaved families of martyrs and the injured made clear that if this would not be done we would be justified in understanding that all this is the doing of the government. By the resolution, the majlis reiterated its resolve to fully support every line of action given by the Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Syed Hamid Moosavi.
A Matmi rally led by ulema, zakireen, and religious and Matmi leaders was taken out after the Majlis in which thousands of people participated. The participants of the rally were carrying pictures of Agha Hamid Moosavi and placards and banners inscribed with different protest slogans demanding immediate arrest of assassins of Bari Imam and Madina-tul-Ilm Mosque Karachi incidents. The participants of the rally chanting different slogans reached Aabpara Chowk where it turned out into a big public meeting.
It was the biggest religious gathering in 25 years in Islamabad. Spirit of people was notable.
Syed Qamar Haider Zaidi, Central spokesman for TNFJ read out the special message of Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi, chief of the Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya in which he made it clear that Pakistan is the only ideological State in the world in the creation of which all schools of thought took equal part without any discrimination. But soon after its creation the opposing powers bent upon diverting it from this ideology and the day when a dictator took over power and announced to make Pakistan a sectarian State was a blessing for them but Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya by stopping this unconstitutional move by taking over the Islamabad Secretariat in the Federal Capital made it clear that we could bear everything but could not allow anyone to sidetrack from the Basic Ideology. Therefore, by the grace of God, Pakistan stands to Islamic Ideology and would remain on it.
He said that after failure to make the country a sectarian State, the anti-Pakistan powers not only increased their activities rather they adopted the path of terrorism as a result of which motherland was confronting the menace of terrorism for the last two and a half decades but all schools of thought practically displayed unity and brotherhood on every front because we share our grieves and happiness.
Hamid Moosavi said that only TNFJ enjoys the credit of raising the first voice against terrorism and it adopted a point of view that a terrorist keeps no religion, Maslak or a country, he is only a terrorist and should be seen and handled in a similar fashion. He said all rulers had been following the path of reservation but when Gen. Pervez Musharraf came to power, he enforced Anti-Terrorism Act in the larger interest of Pakistan and its people by keeping the clear-cut point of view of the TNFJ before him that is a proof that Pakistan is confronted with the issue of terrorism and not sectarianism.
Moreover, he said, by putting restrictions on terrorist groups he proved that terrorists are only terrorists and they do not belong to any sect. President Pervez Musharraf took better steps till he remained the Chief Executive but when Jamali joined the government as a Prime Minister, the terrorists became active and President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz became their target also but they escaped unhurt by the grace of God. It was not sectarianism but terrorism.
Enemy forces sabotaged the Anti-Terrorism law and the government took Fatwa within Pakistan to declare suicide attacks as ‘haraam’ (illegal). It is not clear why it was needed? The ink of this Fatwa was still wet that Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya Pakistan was made target of terrorism. I had said on the spot after the 27th May terrorist incident at Bari imam that I was the target of terrorists but my sons and pieces of heart were martyred and injured. This gory incident took place at the holy shrine of Hazrat Bari Imam Sarkar that is respected by all schools of thought. Hazrat Bari Imam and the man at your service (myself) belong to the same Shajrah-e-Tayyaba.
Bari Imam Incident is not a casual incident as those who committed this act of terrorism have shattered the corridors of power by committing this act in the most sensitive area near President House and the Prime Minister’s Secretariat in the Federal Capital. Moosavi asked why only we were made a target after getting the Fatwa?
The world is aware that we always talked of honour and dignity of the Islamic World, oppressed and Muslim nations, preaching of unity and brotherhood. Our slogan “Sunni-Shia Bhai Bhai” is still echoing in the air even today and would continue to do so. Processions of grandfather Rasool’s (SAW) Milad and Hussain Mazloom’s (A.H.) Azadari would continue to be taken out. Ahle Sunnat and Christians also courted arrests along with us to express solidarity during the 8-month long movement launched from Hussaini Mohaz for the Shia rights in the worst era of martial law and Ahle Sunnat and Christians were also there amongst the martyrs and injured of the Bari Imam incident.
Four government personalities tried to declare this incident of sectarian nature soon after the Bari Imam incident that was the first incident happened after the Fatwa against suicide attacks, and the media highlighted their statements.
Moosavi made it clear again that neither sectarianism prevailed in Pakistan before nor it is there now or will be allowed in future. All schools of thought from home to school, mosque to office, President and Prime Minister House to National Assembly and Senate are not only working together but also defend the motherland jointly and would do so in future also. Our perpetual enemy do not make any difference in Sunni, Shia, Deobandi, Barelvi, and Ahle Hadis but sees who is Pakistani. God forbid there would be any sectarian conflict here. Such a day if dawned would be the most unfortunate one.
The TNFJ chief said Pakistan could have been turned into “Aagistan” after the Bari Imam incident, fuel could have been added to the fire but despite taking over the Secretariat in 1980, we adopted the path of peace. Whether it is the 8-month long agitation in 1985 or Shah-e-Najaf incident or gory murder of Shaheed son Aun Muhammad Rizvi, we adopted the path of peace and tranquillity on every occasion and proved through our deeds that Islam is the religion of peace and tranquillity and could not even imagine to cause harm to anyone, and killing even an animal is not correct.
He said we are asked what the rulers did with us? I would like to tell the nation that soon after the Bari Imam incident, statements issued by some Ministers were extremely irresponsible and were tantamount to adding fuel to the fire but we thwarted this conspiracy with our deeds and the courage of Haider-e-Karrar (A.S.).
President, Prime Minister and Ministers reach the places of normal incidents but Bari Imam incident is the first of its kind where President, Prime Minister and even Ministers and Advisers did not bother to come or say a few words of condolences. On the contrary, some Ministers tried to get some injured discharged from hospitals before their recovery by visiting hospitals after four days of the incident. However, Islamabad District Administration cooperated with the TNFJ Islamabad and provided assistance to the Pursa Bari Imam Committee from collective funeral prayer to sending off the bodies to their respective home towns and in looking after and providing treatment to the injured for which we are thankful to them. He said in all manifestoes the world over, giving rights to all citizens on equal basis has been ensured but rulers in Pakistan were following a policy of duplicity.
We are being punished only for our friendship and love for religion, motherland and its people. Those who condole with us from within or without also ask us what the government had done regarding Bari Imam incident? I would like to tell them that the government fully tried to press and give this incident a sectarian colour that is tragic. Neither the culprits have been arrested so far nor a Probe Tribunal was set up or the bereaved families of martyrs and the injured were compensated.
He called upon the powers that be not to force them to take any line of action as we are peaceful people, we keep Pakistan, religion, people dearer than anything else, we only demand justice and fair-play.
He lamented that Musharraf is the first President and Shaukat Aziz is the first Prime Minister who talked about their Maslak. Are they desire to make Pakistan a sectarian State? If so, they should keep in mind that we could be cut into pieces but would not allow Pakistan to be cut into pieces, we could be wiped out but would not allow anyone to wipe out Pakistan. They should talk only about Pakistan, Pakistan’s Constitution does not mention any sect or Maslak for a President and Prime Minister but they should be Muslim.
We would give time to the rulers to ponder over that they live in an ideological State and they should prove through their words and character that they are ideological too and keep Pakistan dear. Therefore they should avoid issuing such statement that may be beneficial for the combined enemy.
Paying tributes to world martyrs regardless of their sect and country including the TNFJ martyrs of Bari Imam incident, martyrs of Madina-tul-Ilam Mosque and La’al Shah Sorasi, he said if all including myself are killed in way of religion and motherland, it would be a blessing for us but we would never allow anyone to cause any harm to the religion, motherland, Islamic World, and the oppressed nations.
He challenged that Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya is the only movement of the world behind which there is no Establishment, but Allah, Rasool (SAW), Aal-e-Rasool (A.S.), and pious Sahaba Kubaar who help us and we depend on Allah and leave our decision on Allah.
Moosavi said we are practically against any type of terrorism and express hatred against chief of the terrorist world and strongly condemn oppression going on in Kashmir, Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq. Moreover, we announce our support to the oppressed and hatred against the oppressor following the saying of Maula-e-Kainaat Hazrat Ali ibne Abi Talib (A.S.).
He prayed that may Allah give patience to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude and give a place along with Syed-ush-Shuhada to all martyrs.
Syed Shujaat Ali Bokhari, Central Additional Secretary General, and Allama Basharat Hussain Imami, President TNFJ District Islamabad also addressed the rally.
Later, hundreds of Matmi organizations included in the Matmi rally reached back at Darbar Sakhi Mahmood Badshah performing Matamdari and Noha-Khwani under the leadership of their leaders where the rally terminated after Dua and Ziarat.
The volunteers of TNFJ District Chehlum Committee, Pursa Bari Imam Committee, Mukhtar Force, Mukhtar Students Organisation, Mukhtar Organization, Mukhtar Generation, Ibrahim Scouts performed the managerial and security duties in a good manner. District Administration officers and a heavy contingent of police remained present on the occasion. District Administration had made special arrangements for Majlis-e-Aza and the rally.