01 Feb 2012
Karachi: 8th Rabi-ul-Awal Juloos
8th Rabiulawwal is the Shahadat Anniversary of Maula Imam Hasan Askari AS.Shaheed Foundation Pakistan extends its heartfelt condolences to Imam-e-Zamana (a.t.f.s) , Marajeen ,Ulema , Momineen o Mominaat and Muslimeen o Muslimaat on shahadat anniversary of Maula Imam Hasan Askari AS.
In sub-continent this day also marks the end of 68 days of traditional annual Azadari-e-Imam Hussain (A.S)
Like other parts of the sub-continent , many mourning processions (Juloos-e-Aza) and congregations are arranged in different parts of Pakistan to commemorate the occassion and to pay homage to the Supreme Sacrifice of Maula Imam Hussain AS and His noble companions in Karbala in 61st Hijrah.
Momineen participated in these mourning assemblies ,congregations and processions across all the four provinces of the country and the northern areas with religious fervor and enthusiasm to pledge allegiance to shed even the last drop of our blood to uphold the glorious message of Imam Hussain AS ,amid chants of Labbayka Ya Hussain AS.
Over the recent past the country has witnessed sustained incidents of terrorism against Azadari gatherings orchestrated by the international arrogance and their local yazidi collaborators. The Azadari of this 1433 H also started to come under attack right from the very outset ,when on first of Muharram two ,noble scouts momineen embraced shahadat in Karachi near Nomayesh Chowrangi at the hands of yazidi members of banned outfit ,who had taken out a full scale rally on the sensitive day ,posing a serious question mark to the existence of law and its implementation . Incidents of target killings in different parts of the country continued at frequent intervals especially in southern Pakistan . A tremendous blast in Chehlum Jaloos in Khanpur ,resulted in precious momineen embracing shahadat , fulfilling their promises to Imam Hussain AS .Among others a prominent lawyer and leader of millat-e-Jaffaria ,Brother Askari Raza was brutally martyred in Karachi . Mr. Raza had received continued threats from yazidi members infiltrating the security apparatus , for his active follow-up of Shaheed Mukhtar Bukhari's case and his insistence primarily to get the FIR of Shaheed Mukhtar's murder registered against the nominated person . His shahadat was followed by eventful janaza procession where momineen staged sit in , in what was one of the longest protest procession time wise and journey wise . After this open moral victory for millat had sent tremors down the spines of yazidis ,incidents of terrorism continued to take place one after the other regular intervals . On 8th Rabiulawwal itself Imambargah Madinatul Ilm came under the attack of yazidis , one of whom was injured during resistance and has been captured alive . Much like yesteryears the mourning of this year also brought with it new shohada .(May Allaah bless them all with the exalted company of Masoomeen AS and give us courage to follow in their footsteps).
It was under this backdrop that the last day of traditional annual azadari gatherings dawned here in Pakistan.
In karachi, the Chup Taziya Jaloos was taken out from nishter park and it concluded at Hussainia Iranian Kharadar traversing the traditional path . Alhamdulillaah despite all challenges and severe weather momineen o mominat turned out in sizable numbers to offer pursa to Khanwada-e-Risalat (S.A.W.W).
The central jaloos of 8th Rabiulawwal was taken out from Qasr-e-Mosaayyab old rizvia and it passed through traditional route to end up at Imam bargah Shah-e-Najaf Marton Road. Ulema-e-Karam , Noha Khwan , Maatami Anjumans , members of various Shia Organizations & Institutions participated in the jaloos alongside momineen o mominaat.
Volunteers of Shaheed Foundation Pakistan's team among volunteers of scouts groups as well as other institutions were also vigilant to handle any emergency situation. On this occassion Shaheed Foundation Pakistan displayed exhibition of Shohada pictures and also introduced to momineen the newly launched Quarterly urdu magazine Al-Shaheed to propagate the message of Shohada and presented the concept of Asaar-e-Shohada introduced earlier this year. Momineen especially children took keen interest in picture exhibition drawing out a lot of inspiration from these Shohadas who have been the greatest benefactors of Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan.
The traditional annual maraasim-e-azadari are over ,but it is worth remembering that for a momin "Every day is Ashura and Every day is Karbala" . So this day we should pledge to implement all that we learnt this year from Azadari ,Majaalis and Girya to build our characters like true followers of Imam Hussain AS and in this connection our minds and memories have now been refreshed with the memories of the noble companions of Imam Hussain (A.S) ,in each of whom can we find ,what does followership means , how can we likewise, adopt infinite (it'aat) followership and Ishq-e-Imam Hussain (A.S) . In the words of Imam Khomeini , all that we have is because of Muharram and Safar and their can hardly be any two thoughts on it ,its so true . Its imperative , now that we have replenished our spiritual batteries with the Ishq-e-Imam Hussain (AS) , we emerge out stronger in our society for the advocacy and upholding the cause of Imam Hussain (A.S) .. (Mislee La Yubayeu Mislak - Mujh(Hussain) jesa , is (yazeed) jaisay ki beyat nahi kar sakta).