February 4, 08: Martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Imam Zain-ul Abideen (AS) observed; QMJ Moosavi performed matam wearing "Hath-Kari" (handcuff); Samarra Tragedy, prophet (SW) blasphemy by Winter and Pindi blast condemned   (Detail)

February 4, 08: Agha Moosavi strongly condemns the suicide bomb attack on the Army Medical Corps bus     (Detail)

February 2, 08: Nation-wide “Youm-e-Ehtajaj” observed to protest blasphemy in respect of Prophet (SAWW) and Samarra Tragedy; big demos, rallies held     (Detail)

February 1, 08: Youm-e-Saneha-e-Samarra … Moosavi says Imamain Askariyain razed shrines calling to Islamic World dignity, Winter’s blasphemy against Prophet (S) part of colonial conspiracy    (Detail)

January 29, 08: Majalis, matamdaari marking Ashra Beemar-e-Karbala going on;    (Detail)

January 25, 08: Ashra Beemar-e-Karbala programs hail Marajay Arba’a Fatawa against keeping Karbala Tragedy away from Azadari     (Detail)

January 24, 08: Universal Ashra-e-Beemar-e-Karbala committee requests Arab and Islamic states to announce public holiday on Ashoor, urges UN to ensure protection of valuables articles in Maraqad Al-Imamain Al-Askariain (A.S.) (Detail)

January 23, 08: Imam Sajjad (A) greatest inheritor of Shuhada … Moosavi declares ‘Universal Ashra-e-Beemar-e-Karbala’     (Detail)

January 21, 08: Ashoor Day observed reverently; Azadaran resolve to continue Aza-e-Mazloom-e-Karbala in line with Code of Azadari     (Detail)

Martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Imam Zain-ul Abideen (AS) observed; QMJ Moosavi performed matam wearing "Hath-Kari" (handcuff); Samarra Tragedy, prophet (SW) blasphemy by Winter and Pindi blast condemned

RAWALPINDI, February 4: "Ashra-e-Beemar-e-Karbala" in line with the announcement made by Quaid-i-Millt-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi marking the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Imam Zain-ul Abideen (AS) concluded on Monday Muharram 25.

On this occasion, Majalis-e-aza followed by Taboot (replica coffin) processions were held across the country like other global parts. In these programs, Samarra Tragedy, prophet (SW) blasphemy by Austrian woman politician Sussane Winter and Pindi blast were strongly condemned.

In main procession in Rawalpindi, Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Moosavi made special participation and performed matam wearing "Hath-Kari" (handcuff) that was on the taboot of Aseer-i-Kufa-o-Shaam Hazrat Imam Zain-ul Abideen (AS).

Agha Moosavi strongly condemns the suicide bomb attack on the Army Medical Corps bus

RAWALPINDI, February 4: The Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has strongly condemned the suicide bomb attack on the AMC (Army Medical Corps) bus early Monday morning in Rawalpindi and termed it naked aggression and attack on Pakistan. In a statement issued here on Monday, he said all people belonging to State departments including Asakar-e-Pakistan, Rangers and Police are Farzandan-e-Tauheed and because Pakistan’s Asaas is Kalma-e-Tauheed, therefore, they all are defenders of Pakistan and sepoys of Tauheed. Praying for high ranks for the Shuhada and early recovery of the injured, he said that protection of Pakistan is not the responsibility of the government only rather people are also under the obligation to utilise all their energy in protecting it. He called upon the religious and political parties to avoid issuing such Hippocratic statements that may become the source of causing harm to Pakistan and adopt the policy of mutual understanding instead.

Agha Moosavi said that terrorism should only be seen in the backdrop of terrorism only that is a heinous conspiracy against Islam, therefore, he added, the Millat-e-Islamia should keep its eyes open because powers who have not accepted Pakistan from the core of their heart to-date, could not like Pakistan become an atomic power. Therefore, he said, they desire to achieve the desired results by destabilising the country by sponsoring suicide attacks through their agents, but, he added, their conspiracy would never be allowed to succeed. He reiterated his resolve that Pakistan was created through our joint struggle and similarly, we all become a concrete wall against the enemy to save it.

The Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi said this tragic incident of terrorism on the occasion of Youm-e-Shahadat of Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.) proves that enemies of humanity give no importance to Muharram and Mashaheer-e-Islam. Therefore, he added, all Pakistanis are under the obligation to recognise their friends and foes, give priority to country’s interests over all matters, express hatred against all type of biases and display exemplary unity and brotherhood.

Nation-wide “Youm-e-Ehtajaj” observed to protest blasphemy in respect of Prophet (SAWW) and Samarra Tragedy; big demos, rallies held

ISLAMABAD, February 2: “Youm-e-Ehtajaj” [Day of Protest] was observed on Saturday on the call of Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi throughout the country against Austrian woman politician Susanne Winter’s blasphemy in respect of Prophet (SAWW) and Samarra Tragedy.

Marking the occasion, peaceful demonstrations were held in all the small and big cities and towns including twin cities of federal capital Islamabad and Rawalpindi, and voice of protest was raised during majalis and matmi (mourning) processions.

MO organized a peaceful protest rally in front of Press Club Camp Office Islamabad. Besides ulema-e-karam, MO central President Syed Wajihul Hasan Kazmi and other office bearers were leading the rally. The protestors were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans against insulting the Prophet (SAWW) and Samarra Tragedy.

Performing Seena-zani (chest beating in grief), the protestors lodged their protest against destruction of the holy shrines of Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi (AS) and Hazrat Imam Hasan Askari (AS) in Samarra, and declared ongoing terrorism in Iraq and the heinous acts of desecration of holy sites a doing of satanic powers. They strongly demanded reconstruction of the holy Askariyain shrine.

On this occasion, Syed Wajihul Hasan Kazmi read open letter of Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi to UN Secretary-General and heads of other international organizations.

In the letter, he made clear that Islam, the preacher of peace and harmony, is based on justice. It not only condemns oppression and injustice rather expresses hatred for every kind of barbarism, aggression and prejudice; it does not give anyone right to impose his/her thoughts and ideologies on others but only to preach. Therefore Allah Almighty says: there is no compulsion in religion. Allah further says: We have guided him both right and wrong paths, now its on him whether adopts good path paying thanks or adopts path of evil doing unthankful ness. In Chapter Al-Kahaf, verse 29, He says: it’s up to him whether to believe or disbelieve. If the Creator of the Universe had to get Him recognized forcibly then there was no need to send His representatives. But He granted freedom to human being that it’s his discretion to adopt right or wrong path. That is why He said to the Prophet (peace be on him and his holy progeny): Your task is only to convey.

Had we followed commandments of Allah and sayings of holy Prophet (peace be on him and his holy progeny) then this day colonial chief would not have targeted us in pretext of 9/11 and declaring us radical and extremist, Zionists and Hindus would not dared to desecrate and flatten Al-Qods and Babri mosque. Would that we had not adopted extremist policy, would not had erased the holy shrines of holy personalities in the cemeteries of Al-Baqee and Al-Moalla which gave courage this day to the international terrorist and it flattened on the holy soil of prophets - Iraq - the holy shrines of Imamayn al-Askariyain Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi (peace be on him) and Hazrat Imam Hasan Askari (peace be on him) who are the most respected personalities in the sight of the world of Shariah.

Today, if the Islamic world is a target of Satanic and Iblisi forces and there is dissension and violence in every country then all it is doing of our. Kufr has stepped forward to this extent that it is using ever new tactics to down us, sometimes threatens to attack on Baitullah (Kaaba), while desecrating Prophet of Islam and Sha'a'ir Allah (signs of Allah) is order of the day, therefore, some days back according to Spiegel Online report, Susanne Winter, a right-wing woman politician with the Freedom Party of Austria, not only committed blasphemy against Prophet (peace be on him and his holy progeny) rather used "child molester" like unbecoming and ill-shaped words for the Prophet (peace be on him and his holy progeny). Since a UN General Assembly resolution and the Austrian Constitution prohibit insulting Islam, which is an officially recognized religion in Austria, also there exist 57 Islamic countries and an organization like OIC but they all are dead silent.

We strongly condemning it shake the conscience of the Islamic world that wake up it’s an open challenge for your honor, wake up otherwise there will be no story of your.

Protest is a fundamental right of not only everybody rather of every nation. Verse 148 of chapter Nissa of Holy Quran stands witness on it. It says that it is legal for the oppressed to narrate oppression of oppressor so that by doing so oppressor could be stopped from oppression and the oppressed could be encouraged.

Today on Muharram 23, 1429 hijri, two years have been passed that the holy shrines of al-Imamayn al-Askariyain were razed to ground. We demand UN, ICC, OIC and all human right organizations the world over not to delay reconstruction of these holy shrines.

Today is the eighth day of Ashra-e-Beemar-e-Karbala marking the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Imam Zainul Abideen (peace be on him). And he is that personality whose addresses shook the foundations of the bazaars of Kufa and Shaam and courts of Yazid and ibne Ziad and turned over covers of hypocrisy from the faces of oppressors making clear to the world of humanity that oppression whenever it increases is erased. And the final victory is of the oppressed and have-nots when the flag of justice will flutter over the whole world, and the face of oppression and barbarism will be went black.

Therefore the world of religion and shariah has one voice in reconstruction of these holy shrines while our strong and eternal protest is Azadari (mourning for Imam Hussain, peace be on him) which will be remained in continuation till reappearance of Mehdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance) against oppression and barbarism.

Later, the protestors dispersed peacefully.

In Rawalpindi, large number of people took to the streets to protest against Austrian woman politician Winter’s blasphemy in respect of Prophet (SAWW) and Samarra Tragedy. Mukhtar Students Organization (MSO) was the organizer. MSO central president Syed Baqir Hussain Naqvi and other leaders led the demonstration.

A resolution adopted on this occasion strongly demanded reconstruction of the razed holy Askariyain shrine in Samarra.

Meanwhile, according to reports reaching TNFJ headquarters, protest meetings and demonstrations against Winter’s blasphemy and Samarra Tragedy were also held on TNFJ call in Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi, Bhakkar, Larkana, Faisalabad, D.I.Khan, D.G.KhanHaiderabad, Kherpur Meeras, Skardu, Muzaffarabad,, Gilgit, Chakwal, Gujrat, Jehlum, Khaniwal, Narowal, Qasor, Sehwan Sharif, Shahdad pur, Matli, Attock and Multan.

Youm-e-Saneha-e-Samarra … Moosavi says Imamain Askariyain razed shrines calling to Islamic World dignity, Winter’s blasphemy against Prophet (S) part of colonial conspiracy

RAWALPINDI, February 1: Country-wide peaceful voice of protest will be raised on the Youm-e-Saneha-e-Samarra (Day of Tragedy of Samarra) against the destruction of holy Askariyain shrine and blasphemous act of Austrian woman politician in respect of holy Prophet (SAWW) throughout the country as a part of International Ashra Beemar-e-Karbala being observed on the call of Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi.

In a special message issued on the occasion, Agha Moosavi said that Islam is commensurate with peace, tranquillity and integrity but the international colonial powers have adopted the attitude of defaming the same and they never let any chance go waste in doing so. They initiate conspiracies, sometimes against Mashaheer and sometimes they trample the honour and dignity of holy places by sponsoring different incidents at these places in a bid to prove that oppressed Muslim nations are violent and extremists.

He said Afghanistan and then Iraq were targeted after the 9/11 incident and now the allied forces are fully in control there. Blood of the Iraqi people was profusely shed while the holy shrines of Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi (A.S.) and Hazrat Imam Hassan Askari (A.S.) were razed to ground two years ago.

Agha Moosavi said that like the respect of the Khasan-e-Khuda is binding, similarly the respect and dignity of their graves and holy shrines is also binding as respect of the same is the sign of love and devotion with these holy personalities. He said the graves of all prophets from Hazrat Adam (A.S.) to Hazrat Eisa (A.S.) had not only be respectable rather all those places where they used to sit are considered respectable even today. This respect is an obligation to the extent that there is a commandment to offer Nimaz on the footsteps of Khaleel Allah Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S.) on which Quran also stands witness: “. . . and when We declared Khana-e-Ka’aba a place for Sawab and shelter for people and ordered to make the Muqam-e-Ibrahim the place to offer Namaz” (Surah Baqarah, Ayah 125).

He said, no doubt, that Namaz (prayer) at Muqam-e-Ibrahim is not Pooja (worship) rather this act is in his respect as he was the biggest follower of Tauheed. He said the holy places are declared Sha’air Allah and their respect is considered the sign of Zuhd-e-Taqwa of hearts. He made it clear that Sha’a’ir Allah mean signs of religion e.g. Arafat, Mina and Hajra-e-Aswad are respectable to-date because these are amongst the Sha’air Allah. Therefore, respect of the Khasan-e-Ilahi is also binding on the whole humanity.

The TNFJ chief said that Hazrat Imam Ali Naqi (A.S.) is that great personality about whom Sahib-e-Hadayah Wa Nehayah Ibne Kaseer writes that Farzand-e-Imam Jawwad (A.S.) and father of Hazrat Imam Hassan Askari (A.S.) were Mard-e-Abid and Zahid. Mutawakkil shifted him to Samarra from Madinah where he lived for more than 20 years and kissed Shahadat in gaol. Similarly, his son Imam Hassan Askari (A.S.) was gaoled many times in this short span of life spread over 28 years, confronted 6 dictators but none of them could bow him down or divert him from the right path.

He said the razed shrines of these holy personalities are inviting the attention of the world of religion and Shariat that their destruction is an open challenge to the dignity of the Islamic World.

He said if the Muslim Ummah desires to get rid of its problems and achieved supremacy then they would have to reconstruct these Mazars and restore their dignity.

The Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Moosavi said that owing to the silence of cold-shouldered attitude of the Islamic World, the international chief of the colonial powers have made the life of Muslims difficult and they are following their agenda of attaching holy places and shedding the blood of Muslims.

He said the Austrian woman politician Susanne Winter’s blasphemous act is a part of that heinous conspiracy. If the silence on such an attitude is not broken then all States would be torn apart, one by one the responsibility of which would lay on the Muslim rulers and the representative organisation of the Islamic World i.e. OIC.

He appealed the countrymen to raise peaceful voice of protest so as to awake the human conscious on this occasion and divert the attention of the international organisations, particularly the United Nations, ICC and the OIC towards this issue.

Majalis, matamdaari marking Ashra Beemar-e-Karbala going on

ISLAMABAD, January 29: Majalis-e-Aza and Matmi processions in connection with Ashra Beemar-e-Karbala marking the Shahadat of Syed-us-Sajideen Hazrat Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.) on the call of Quaid-i-Millat-ه-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi continued throughout the country on Tuesday.

In the Federal Capital Islamabad, a Majlis-e-Aza was held at Markazi Imambargah Dhoke Haideri, Koral under the auspices of Haideri Brothers. Allama Nasir Abbas in his address on the occasion said that collection of Imam Sajjad’s (A.S.) prays i.e. Saheefa-e-Sajjadia is the source of acceptance of Munajaat that if followed helps the human being succeed in true sense. He said seerat of Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.) is a practical example for the human being to follow till eternity. Through his prays he performed that great duty of preaching that otherwise was not possible in that era replete with problems. He said the display of patience and forbearance by Hazrat Imam Sajjad (A.S.) in his journey from Karbala to Kufa and then Kufa to Shaam along with Mukhaderat-e-Ismat was exemplary. He proved that patience and firmness are the basic principles for survival of religion and Shariat.

TNFJ District Islamabad President Allama Basharat Hussain Imami in his address termed the seerat of Ali Ibne Al-Hussain (A.S.) as the beacon of light and source of survival here and the Hereafter for the whole Ummah. He is the Syed-o-Sardar of worshippers and performers of Sajdah. He said Islam preaches negation of all types of oppression and to follow the policy of patience that was practically displayed by the Nawasa-e-Rasool (A.S.) in Karbala while after the Shahadat-e-Hussain (A.S.), Hazrat Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.) along with other Aseeran-e-Karbala shattered the Yazidi courts by delivering heart-rending Khutbaat in the streets of Kufa and Shaam and in the courts of Yazid and Ibne Ziad. He said repeated presentation of the Aal-e-Rasool (A.S.) in the Yazidi court was another big defeat of the Yazidi politics because it continuously increased the sense of Yazidi wrongs in the minds of the people.

Zakirah Samana Naqvi addressing the Majlis Beemar-e-Karbala (A.S.) organised by Anjuman Dukhtaran-e-Islam said that Imam Sajjad (A.S.) and Hazrat Zainab (S.A.) are founders of Azadari. They raised the righteous voice at every place bearing all problems after the Shahadat of Imam Hussain (A.S.) and did not retreat from their targets even while facing problems and difficulties, that is why Hussainiyyat is Zindabad and Yazidiyyat is Murdabad even today. Mohtarma Hafeeza Khatoon performed Marsia Khwani while Aapa Syeda Hussain and Bushra Naqvi presented Soz-o-Salam. Later Matamdari was also performed.

A resolution adopted at the Majlis-e-Aza supported the Marajaغ Azzam’s commandment to keep Azadari away from politics and reiterated the resolve that the greatest targets of Azadari will never be forgotten and it would be given priority over all other things. Another resolution demanded from the Government of Pakistan to announce public holiday on 25th Muharram in connection with the Shahadat of Hazrat Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.) and on 20th Safar in connection with the Arbaeen-e-Hussaini throughout the country.

Ashra Beemar-e-Karbala programs hail Marajay Arba’a Fatawa against keeping Karbala Tragedy away from Azadari

RAWALPINDI, January 25: The Ashra Beemar-e-Karbala programmes to mark the Shahadat of Syed-us-Sajideen Hazrat Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.) on the call of Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi began on Friday. Majalis-e-Aza were held and Azadari processions were taken out throughout the country on this occasion.

Ulema and Khutaba delivering their Friday sermons highlighted the uswah Beemar-e-Karbala (A.S.) in detail and declared the practical following of the same as the best source of survival here and the Hereafter.

In the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, religious organisations organised Majalis and Matamdari in various Imambargahs.

Allama Syed Qamar Haider Zaidi addressing a Majlis and Bargah Khadijatul Kubra Satellite Town said the Beemar-e-Karbala Hazrat Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.) preached the method of confronting Yazidi conspiracies by bearing the pain and difficulties. He said the practical following of the uswah Beemar-e-Karbala (A.S.) was need of the hour to achieve success in independence movements of the oppressed the world over. He said Imam Aali Muqam Hussain Ibne Ali (A.S.) defeated the Yazid’s lies and debauchery by giving witness of the Nabuwwat of 1,24,000 Anbia as a result of which Parcham-e-Islam is fluttering all around today.

A young Khateeb Ali Qaswar, Anjum Khaleeq, and Zaheer Alam Jafri also addressed the Majlis while Asif Zaid and Bros. performed Marsia Khwani. Later different Matmi Dastas performed Matamdari and Noha Khwani.

A resolution adopted on the occasion demanded from the governments of Jordan, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, and Morocco to announce public holiday on Arbaeen-e-Hussain (Chehlum of Syed-ush-Shuhada) and giving the Azadaran permission to perform Azadari rites, accordingly.

The resolution demanded from all international organisations including the United Nations to play their role in this connection.

Another resolution welcomed the Fatawa of Marajay Arba’a against keeping the Karbala Tragedy away from Azadari and using it for political matters. The resolution made it clear that Marajay Azzam are respectable and following their commandment is necessary.

Yet another resolution lamented continuation of election activities during the Ayyam-e-Aza and declared their slogan-mongering and garlanding each other against the spirit of Ehteram-e-Ramazan and called upon all politicians to follow the Code of Azadari announced by the Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi keeping the Gham-e-Hussain in view.

Mufassirah-e-Quran Khateeba Syeda Abeeda-tuz-Zahra Moosavi Advocate (Gold Medallist) addressed a Majlis organised by Khanwada Syed Fida Hussain Kazmi at Aliabad Rawalpindi that followed Matamdari.

Khateeba Mrs. Qamar Zahra addressed a Majlis-e-Aza organised by Anjuman Dukhtaran-e-Islam (Registered) at Jamia-tul-Murtaza G-9/4 Islamabad.

An Alam and Zuljinah procession was taken out from Qasr-e-Abu Talib Mughalabad under the auspices of Anjuman Ghulaman-e-Abu Talib. Ch. Mushtaq Hussain addressed the gathering, during the procession. Zanjeer Zani was also performed while the mourners also offered prayer during the procession that terminated back at Qasr-e-Abu Talib after marching through its designated route. Matmi Dastas from Rawalpindi and surrounding areas performed Matamdari and Noha Khwani.

Ashra-e-Beemar-e-Karbala (A.S.) Majalis began at Markazi Imambargah Hadiala Syedan and would continue till 25th Muharram. Maulana Asghar Roohani, Maulana Ausaf Haider Naqvi and other Zakireen are addressing the Majalis.

A Matmi procession was taken out from Darbar Aalia Sakhi Mehmood Badshah near Aabpara Islamabad and terminated back at the same place after marching through its designated route.

Allama Syed Wasi Asghar Zaidi of India addressed the last Majlis of the Majalis-e-Khamsa organised by Anjuman Dua-e-Zahra at Markazi Imambargah Lal Quarters Islamabad.

Universal Ashra-e-Beemar-e-Karbala committee requests Arab and Islamic states to announce public holiday on Ashoor, urges UN to ensure protection of valuables articles in Maraqad Al-Imamain Al-Askariain (A.S.)

RAWALPINDI, January 24: A meeting of Universal Ashra-e-Beemar-e-Karbala of Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya Pakistan was held under the presidentship of Convener Dr. S. Zaman in which programmes for Universal Ashra Beemar-e-Karbala to be observed to mark the Shahadat of Syed-ud-Sajideen Hazrat Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.) on the call of Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi were reviewed.

Dr. S. Zaman said that programmes of Ashra Beemar-e-Karbala will begin with recitation from Holy Quran after Fajr prayers in mosques on Friday. Majalis-e-Aza will be held at Imambargahs and Aza Khanas followed by bringing out Taboot Beemar-e-Karbala afterwards.

He demanded from the government to make special arrangements to ensure law and order situation in the country. He also called upon the Azadaran to remain alert and give priority to the interests of religion, Shariat, nation and the country over all other matters and present pursa of Beemar-e-Karbala (A.S.) in Bargah-e-Risalat (SAAW). He also advised them to thwart every conspiracy and mischief of enemies of religion and motherland by following the Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Moosavi’s Code of Azadari during Majalis-e-Aza and Azadari processions.

Conveners and secretaries nominated, respectively, in the meeting to organise the programmes of Universal Ashra Beemar-e-Karbala are: Zulfiqar Ali Raja, Ghulam Abbas Haideri (Islamabad), Riaz Ali Kausari, Zulfiqar Ali Kiani (Sarhad), Muhammad Ali Advocate, Janu Lala (Balochistan), Allama Waqar Hassan Taqvi, Ammar Yassir (Sindh), Syed Riaz Hussain Kazmi, Irshad Ali Naqvi (Azad Kashmir), Allama Qamar Abbas Moosavi, Zamir Javed Khan Advocate (Punjab), and Akhund Ghulam Muhammad Ammoni, Agha Ali Moosavi Iskanderabadi (Northern Areas). Conveners appointed for outside the country are: Tahiri Shah (America), Nasir Abbas (England), Rehmat Ali Shah (France), Khizar Naqvi (South Korea), and Mukhtar Ali (United Arab Emirates).

A resolution unanimously adopted during the meeting said that in some Islamic States, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates, the Azadars could not perform the Azadari rites owing to non-existence of public holiday of the Day of Ashoor. Moreover, Azadari is not allowed in Morocco, Jordan, and Egypt giving an impression that these countries are sectarian States despite the fact that people belonging to many schools of thought live there while Maktab-e-Tashayyo could not perform Azadari rites openly, why?

The resolution said that the sacrifice of the Mazloom-e-Karbala Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S.) is for the whole humanity, therefore, all these States are requested to announce public holiday on Day of Ashoor because when holiday could be given for other general matters then why not for Nawasa-e-Rasool Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S.).

Another resolution made it clear that despite announcement of reconstruction of Maraqad Al-Imamain Al-Askariain (A.S.) by the United Nations, the construction work is being delayed and the matter of more concern is that valuable articles are being stolen from these shrines on which the whole Islamic World is concerned, therefore, all responsible organisations including the United Nations should ensure the protection of these valuables.

The resolution completely endorsing Markaz Maktab-e-Tashayyo’s policy’s announcement supporting Marajay Azzam to keep the Ashoora incident away from politics said that politics is a subordinate department of Shariat and we should keep Shariat superior to politics as it is commensurate with Hussainiyyat. Use of Karbala incident for politics is tantamount to strengthening the colonial powers and Tehreek Nafaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jafariya condemns it. The participants of the meeting resolved that they will thwart every conspiracy of the like.

Imam Sajjad (A) greatest inheritor of Shuhada … Moosavi declares ‘Universal Ashra-e-Beemar-e-Karbala’

RAWALPINDI, January 23: The Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has announced to observe “Universal Ashra-e-Beemar-e-Karbala” from 15-25 Muharramul Haram in connection with the Shahadat of Syed-us-Sajideen Hazrat Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.).

In a statement issued from the headquarters of the Maktab-e-Tashayyo, he said after the Shahadat-e-Hussain (A.S.) the firmness, patience and forbearance displayed by the Beemar-e-Karbala (A.S.) in tacking difficulties and grieves would remain a beacon of light for the world of humanity.

He said Hazrat Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.) designed that eternal and exemplary plan of protecting the Khoon-e-Hussain in the shape of Azadari that is termed as a complete example to follow for the world of humanity. He said Azadari is that greatest protest in which lay the success and victory of the oppressed world, that is why Taghoot of every era remained and is afraid of it because Azadari is the greatest weapon to tackle oppression and brutality and had been used in most difficult periods also as the world of oppression, suppression, brutality and terrorists could be inflicted imminent defeat through it.

Agha Moosavi said Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.), despite being chained, delivered his Khutbaat in courts of Ibne Ziad and the streets of Kufa that became the source of rooting out Yazidiyyat and survival of Hussainiyyat. He said the Beemar-e-Karbala (A.S.) in his Khutba delivered in the court of Ibne Ziad said: Oh, people! one who does not know me, I would like to introduce myself to him that “I am Farzand-e-Hussain (A.S.) Ibne Ali (A.S.) Ibne Abi Talib (A.S.) and the son of that Shaheed whose belongings and assets were looted after his Shahadat and his Ahl-e-Harm were arrested, despite that I do not feel myself weak, vulnerable and helpless rather I feel proud that the oppressors have murdered my father in way of Allah without any crime or mistake” (paragraph from the Khutba). He said that these courageous utterances only suit to the son of Imam Hussain (A.S.).

The Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Hamid Moosavi made it clear that the important sign of life of nations is not only keep remembering their heroes but also highlight their good deeds, decorating their future with their Asswah so that they are remembered with honour and dignity amongst the comity of nations and the coming generation could benefit from it.

He said after the Shahadat-e-Hussain (A.S.), Hazrat Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.) took the heavy load of most sensitive and difficult duty of religious responsibilities. As he was the greatest inheritor of Shuhada, therefore, it was necessary for him to protect and defend the invaluable and greatest inheritance of the inheritors of Karbala incident in a manner that no dictator or tyrant ruler could put it to waste.

He appealed all the countrymen to express solidarity with the oppressed world by observing the Universal Ashra-e-Beemar-e-Karbala on the occasion of Shahadat of this Masoom personality and pray for the integrity and solidarity of the Islamic World and the motherland Pakistan.

Meanwhile, a TNFJ central committee has been formed to organise programmes of International Ashra Beemar-e-Karbala. Dr. S. Zaman has been nominated as Convener and Muhammad Haider Naqvi as Secretary of this Committee.

Ashoor Day observed reverently; Azadaran resolve to continue Aza-e-Mazloom-e-Karbala in line with Code of Azadari

RAWALPINDI, January 21: The Youm-e-Ashoor in memory of Nawasa-e-Rasool Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S.) and his 72 companions was observed with traditional religious spirit, devotion and respect throughout the country Sunday.

The day began with Aamal-e-Ashoora in mosques. Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi led the Aamal at Ali Masjid Satellite Town.

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 Moosavi participated in the procession, offered Ziarat of the taburrakaat and performed Matamdari. A large number of mourners engaged themselves in heavy Zanjeer-Zani and Matam-e-Qamah at Bohar Bazar Chowk, Trunk Bazar, and Habib Bank Chowk. Ibrahim Scouts treated the Matmis at medical camps set up by them to provide first aid to mourners.

The procession turned into a big rally after reaching Fawwara Chowk where addressing the participants, Central Secretary Information of Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya, Pakistan, 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 Baia’at of liar and debaucher Yazid and preached a universal lesson to freedom fighters not to compromise but confront the tyranny and Yazidiyyat.

He expressed satisfaction on overall peaceful Ashra-e-Muharram all over the country and lauded the arrangements made by the government.

However, condemning the incident of terrorism in Peshawar, 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 Jafariya Agha Hamid Moosavi. He said Agha Moosavi had said 21 years ago that there is no sectarian conflict in any part of the world including Pakistan and a terrorist keeps no religion, Maslak or a country, he is only a terrorist and should, therefore, be tackled in that context. He said President Pervez Musharraf has done a very good job by imposing a ban on terrorist groups, however, he should take action against the black sheep within the government who are backing the banned groups.

The participants adopted various resolutions amongst vociferous slogans. A resolution made it clear that Azadari programmes continue till 8th Rabiul Awwal, therefore, Muharram Azadari Cells should continue cooperating in the Federal Capital and in the provinces and lauded the government for setting up these Cell on the call of Tehreek Nafaz Fiqh-e-Jafariya, Pakistan.

Another resolution condemning the power load-shedding during Ashra-e-Muharram demanded to give up load-shedding keeping in view the continued Azadari programmes all over the country. The participants of the procession resolved to continue the Aza-e-Mazloom Karbala in line with the Code of Azadari announced by Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi. Ch. Mushtaq also addressed the gathering.

A resolution strongly criticised a political party for arranging condolence programmes for their assassinated leader during the Ashra-e-Muharram.

Yet another resolution lamented the electronic media for promoting the Namaz and other religious activities on a particular Maslak and not showing the Namaz and other religious activities of Ahle Tashayyo and another recognised school of Muslim thought.

The participants of the procession demanded strict security measures of Azadari processions to be taken out on 25th of Muharram and the Chehlum processions on 20th Safar.

Mukhtar Students Organisation had set up Markazi Azadari Camp at Fawwar Chowk to facilitate the mourners.

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.

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