5th August marks the 23rd shahadat
anniversary of Quaid-e-Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan and the ideological
founder of Shaheed Foundation Pakistan among other organized bodies of millat
-Shaheed Quaid Allaama Syed Arif Hussain Al-Hussaini (R.A).
a noble and dignified family belonging to the honourable lineage of
Imam Zain-ul-Abideen (a.s) on 25th of November 1946 in Pewarh, Shaheed
Hussaini 's family had a history of religious prominence and selfless
sacrifices for Islam. His Great Grand father Syed Miandad Hussain
and Grand father both were martyred in the service of Islam and momineen of
ancestral name al-Hussaini is indicative of the fact that the lineage goes to
the 4th Imam Zain-ul-Abideen (as) through his son ,Hussain
-al-Asghar . The Hussaini Clan settled in parachinar in seventeenth century
with the arrival of Syed Mir Aqil Hussaini.
numbers of people embraced Islam inspired by the preaching
efforts of the elders of this clan.
Hussaini completed early religious education and schooling .In 1962 ,he
completed matriculation and took admission to Madresah-e-Jaffaria established
by Haji Ghulam Jaffer. He departed for Najaf,
1967.Here he developed closed association with Imam Khomeini although
students usually avoided the Imam for the fear of being marked black by the
secret services of saddam-e-katheef ,who kept a close watch on Imam
Khomeini .In 1973 he returned from najaf . In 1974 ,after his
marriage he came to Qom and attended the Duroos and learnt the ethos of
numerous scholars of Qom.
he returned to his hometown and re-joined the same madressah . Shaheed
revolutionized the momineen and convinced them to
shun Un-Islamic norms and values emanating from culture. He introduced a
rational way of thinking within the confines of Islamic principles.
man of valour and unmatched zeal whenever enemy forces invaded parachinar he
made sure that he is physically fighting side by side the other brave
mominin. He took keen interest in welfare projects and established Alamdar
Foundation for campaigning against anti social activities like drugg peddling
nationwide convention on April 12th, 1978 in Bhakkar, Punjab, Shi'a ulema and responsible
parties converged in thousands and Tehreek e Nifaaz e Fiqh e Jafarria was formed in the convention
with noisy chants of approval. Mufti Jafar Hussain was selected as their
leader. Mufti Jaffer Hussain’s died on 29th August 1983 leaving
millions of mourners behind him.
meeting of supreme council of TNFJ was called in Bhakkar, Punjab on February
10th 1984 and Shaheed Hussaini was unanimously chosen the new leader.
Quaid had multiple challenges , the draconian regime of Zia and his biased
policies depicting bigotry and his yesmanship for US as well as the
weakened internal unity. He confronted the challenges with near perfection.
April 1984 in D. G. Khan, Punjab Shaheed Quaid Allama Arif ul Hussain Al
Hussaini said in a press conference:
“Our aim is not to enforce Fiqh e Jafarria in Pakistan. Let it be clear that
we want Fiqh e Jafarria for ourselves and for Ahle Sunnat brothers we want
their fiqh to be enforced so that both sects could live freely in Pakistan
according to their own fiqhs".
ever-increasing popularity of Shaheed Quaid Allama Arif ul Hussain Al
Hussaini as true leader and ambassador of unity in Pakistan was taken as a
threat to imperialist designs and goals. The famous Qur'an o Sunnat
conferences, (especially the one on 6th July 1987 in Lahore, in which more than a million
admirers of Qur'an o Sunnat from every sect participated), shook every house
of rulers in Pakistan and abroad. It was later confirmed by a senior
journalist that all Urdu and English newspapers of 7th July were taken by the
US embassy in Islamabad and many cassettes of the 6th July program were
sent to the USA.
11 months after 6th July 1987, Allama Arif
ul Hussain Al Hussaini was martyred. It was later confirmed
during the judicial probe that the executioner of the conspiracy was
Captain Majid Gilani who was deputed by the army in the protection team of
President Gen Zia ul Haq. Majid revealed shocking connections and details in
his statement which in itself is a must go-through document . However , under coercion as well
as guarantees of safe exit , Captain Majid Raza Gilani changed
his statement .
Many other characters were also exposed
,links and connections of US imperialism's connivance with local
sufyaniyyat were reported to have been officially established
beyond any iota of doubt in the light of the
corroborative statements of the accused .Quietly however ,all
the criminals were released on the day when a "historic
verdict" was expected .