16 Jan 2012
Rahim Yar Khan - Namaz-e-Janaza of shohada
Namaz-e-Janaza of shohada was performed in exceptionally charged emotional environment.
At least thirty devotees of Imam Hussain AS embraced Shahadat and dozens were injured when a bomb ripped through a Chehlum procession in Khanpur, 46km from Rahim yar Khan, on Sunday, which marked the 40thday of martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain AS and His noble companions. Khanpur is a prominent town of Southern Punjab an area which is the birth place and home to a number of banned (yet active under different cover names) yazidi outfits. It is also notable that many times in the past strong suspicions have been raised against some of the yazidi elements within the administrative apparatus of the area who are overtly supporting and conniving with these yazidi elements in the furtherance of their nefarious agenda. Only recently a notorious figure of banned yazidi outfit and terrorist Malik Ishaq re-mobilised his cult activities after his release on court orders and was openly seen being escorted by armed terrorists on his arrival, glimpses of which media also covered.
The blast occurred when momineen were leaving Darbar-i-Hussainia on Shahi Road near the city police station to join the procession.
There were a lot of contradicting statements from administration, who in a bid to hide their in-effectiveness, firstly attributed the blast to short circuit caused by touching of Alams with electricity wires.
It was later claimed however that the blast was caused by a suicide attacker .Later still it was suggested that the blast might have been caused by a remote control
The injured were taken to tehsil headquarters hospital in Khanpur. More than 10 seriously injured people were later shifted to Sheikh Zayed Medical College Hospital in Rahim Yar Khan. The names of injured devotees of this blast yet received are as follows.
2- Ghulam Sarwar
6- Umear din
10- Asad ali
13- Wahaid bux
14- Nadir hussain
15- Sabar hussain
16- Arshad ali
17- Mehboob alem
18- Sarkar hussain
19- Mehboob ali
20- Ali hussain
21- Riaz ahmed
24- Abad parvaiz
The names of Shohada yet received are as follows.
1- Ghulam Abbas
2- Faiz Hussain
3- Abad Hussain
4- Zahid Abbas
5- Asad Abbas
6- Mureed Hussain
7- Akhter Hussain
8- Mohammed Ashaq
9- Khezhar Hayat
10- Amjad Hussain
11- Sadam Hussain
12- Abad Hussain
15- Faisal Hayat
16- Tahir Abbas
17- Syed Hussain
18- Qurban Hussian
The shohada include 12 members of the same family belonging to Gul Kala including 2 ladies and a female child, who among others, had joined the procession to show their loyalty to the cause of Imam Hussain AS
Rescue 1122 personnel from Rahim Yar Khan reached Khanpur reached the blast site to perform rescue activities alongside momineen who started the rescue work on self help basis .
Soon after the blast the momineen , in the light of their golden traditions showed exception "sabr" (forebearance) and "isteqamat" (steadfastness) amid the continued Chants of Labbayka Ya Hussain and continued the azadari un-interrupted . Momineen from different nearby towns also started to converge soon after receiving the news of the blast . Matami Anjumans and ulema -e-karam from adjoining areas also joined in to show solidarity with the shohada and their loyalty with Imam Hussain AS. The participants of the procession staged sit in , in protest against the barbaric attack and despite shivering cold weather , scores of thousands of momineen continued to perform azadari through the whole day and night into the next day till the namaz-e-janaza was performed.
Namaz-e-Janaza of shohada was performed in exceptionally charged emotional environment pledging and re-strengthening the allegiance to the cause of Imam-e-Mazloom Imam Hussain AS ,vowing to lay their lives in the defence of Azadari and the cause of Imam Hussain AS - something which is a trade mark of the ever resilient ,watchful,sacrificing and duty conscious Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan . The whole world has witnessed and bears testimony to this fact that how momineen after having suffered a attack ,continue with their objective un-hindered and the greater these tragedies are becoming day by day , greater and greater discipline and tendency of upholding the objective is becoming . Be they the Al-Quds day blast of Quetta or the Ashura blast of Karachi or the blasts in D I Khan Hangu or the battle of Parachinar or this blast in Khanpur ,each time Alhamdulillaah millat-e-Jaffaria emerges out as being much stronger and much more objective oriented , indeed the blood of martyrs is the lifeblood circulating in the jugular vein of Millat-e-Jaffaria . And the name of Imam-e-Mazloom ,Imam Hussain AS, is such a warmth in the heart of momineen ,that it is the prime mover towards more and more self reformation collectively as a millat and individually as a person.
The namaz-e-janaza prayers were led by Allama Syed Sajid Ali Naqvi and were attended by Mualana Sheikh Asadi, Maulana Yaqubabad among other ulema-e-karam. Scores of thousands of momineen joined the funeral prayers besides representative delegations from shia organizations. Shaheed Foundation Pakistan's local working committee brothers also attended among others.
A planted bomb was recovered from the burial site , a famous grave yard near darbar-e-hussaini which could have potentially caused another blast .
Need of the hour is to preserve unity and the hallmark resilience of the millat . Offering sacrifices in the way of Imam Hussain AS has been a pride and privilige of Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan and inshaallaah all of our lives are His ransom .The enemy must know that it is a millat whose existence and flourishing is based on the ideology of Shahadat , it is a maktab ,who teachers ,preachers ,Imams and Ambiya are shohada , it is a garland which, without any exaggeration each and every individual of this millat is craving to wear, shahadats don't reduce our numbers, rather they help portray the true mazlumiat and message of Islam more and more effectively.
Shaheed Foundation Pakistan offers its heartfelt condolences to Imam-e-Zaman a.t.f.s, Ulema-e-Karam, Millat and Khanwada-e-Shohada. May Allaah give us all strength to follow in the footsteps of these Shohada and shed every drop of our blood in this noble way.
Please recite Surah-e-Fatiha for the martyrs and pray for early recovery of Injured Momineen.