16 Feb 2013
Epitaphs for Shohada's Graves
In pursuance of Shaheed Foundation Pakistan's vision to keep the memories of Shohada-e-Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan alive and fresh in the minds and hearts of momineen as well as for us all to draw inspiration from the selfless sacrifices of Shohada-e-Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan, a countrywide project had been undertaken back in December 2011. The project was conceived and being directly supervised under the able guidance of central committee. "Shoba-e-Asaar-e-Shohada" had been tasked with this assignmentand it started the work with decoration of graves of Shohada of Dera Ismail Khan providing an exemplary beginning for the project .
Under this project the graves of Shohada are affixed with a strong metallic stand which basically serves as a support structure to hold an attractive steel frame inscribed with the epitaph [short biographic introduction] of Shaheed , a digitized scanned photograph of the Shaheed is also etched in the metal sheet which imparts a very refreshing look to the whole structure on first look.
Besides there is provision to fix the Red-Coloured "Al-Shaheed Flag" on the same structure.
It gives a very special sense of prominence to the grave of a Shaheed making it stand distinguished from the graves of all other momineen and muslimeen in the graveyard ,a fitting tribute to a person who has not shied away from even sacrificing his best belonging i.e own life in way of fourteen Masoomeen (Alaihimussalaam).
It also instills an immense sense of pride in the family members of Shaheed whenever they visit the graveyard and reminds them constantly that they are heirs of a person who has deserved such a high stature and hence it is a binding on everyone in general and the heirs in particular to keep the missions and thoughts and message of Shohada alive.
Also when momineen visit graveyards to offer fateha for their own Marhumeen ,they are pleasantly surprised to see , that there are some graves which look so prominent . It attracts them to those graves,they come ,learn about Shaheed, his life and services and draw inspiration to be one like him.
It produces cohesion in Khanwada-e-Shohada and millat in particular as has been witnessed at the place where the project was initiated and now every thursday or so, momineen and khanwada-e-shohada converge and offer pursa and hence the message of Shohada and inspiration is kept alive in the light of Sunnat-e-Sayyida Zainab Binte Ali(salaamullaah alaiha).
The details of project in different cities are as under:
Dera Ismail Khan: In D.I.K the project is progressing at a rapid pace ,over 200 graves of Shohada have yet been decorated. Inshaallaah the remaining graves will also be adorned soon.
Karachi: In the megapolis of Karachi, the project is near completion in Ali Bagh Graveyard Chakiwara Lyari , Wadi-e-Hussain Graveyard superhighway, Azeempura Graveyard Shah Faisal Colony,
Model Colony UC-1 Graveyard, Jamia Masjid-e-Mustafa Abbas Town [Grave of Shaheed Allaama Turabi], Bagh-e-Korangi Graveyard, where the fixation work of stands has nearly been concluded. Soon the remaining graveyards of Karachi will also be adorned the same way.
Khanpur: Stands holding epitaphs have been fixed on the graves of Shohada-e-Arbaeen |Blast of Khanpur. These graves are situated in Basti-e-Shohada and are eleven in number. These stands will also be fixed on the graves of other shohada of Khanpur.
Bahawalpur: The project is running here at a satisfactory pace and inshaallaah will be concluded soon.
Jhang: The project was recently undertaken in Jhang too and inshaallaah it will be completed within the estimated time.
Sialkot: In the City of Sitara-e-Buland-e-Mashreq Allaama Iqbal ,the project was started with the graves of four shohada of Saneha-e-Masjid-e-Zainabia [S.A] Sialkot. Inshaallaah the project will be concluded soon and it will encompass the graves of other shohada of sialkot as well.
Okara: The project was initiated already in Okara and inshaallaah a new outlook will be imparted to the graves of martyrs soon.
Hangu: The project has been undertaken already and wiil be completed in estimated time inshaallaah.