25 Feb 2013
Inauguration Ceremony of Al Shaheed Qabar project at Graveyard Wadi e Hussain a.s
A small congregation to refresh the memories of Shohada-e-Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan was held at Wadi e Hussain Cemetery off Superhighway on suburbs of the megapolis of Karachi on Sunday evening, 24th Feb,2013. The program was organized under the auspices of recently formed department of SFP Dept of Asaar-e-Shohada, which is quickly working towards protecting the thoughts and memories of Shohada in a worthwhile manner.
The congregation was attended in decent numbers by Khanwada-e-Shohada-e-Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan, and working responsibles of Shaheed Foundation Pakistan of different domains, among others. The program started with recitation of Holy Quran by Son of Shaheed Maulana Ali Hasnain Naqvi .Shaheed Kausar Zaidi's niece presented a Ruba'ee.
Shaheed Mehdi Raza's son read a salaam to pay tributes to Khanwada-e-AhlulBayt(AS).
Dua-e-Tawassul and words of wisdom quickly followed -A short speech by Hujjat ul Islam wal Muslimeen Agha Syed Munawwar Ali Naqvi identified different areas for families as well as SFP to put focus on for keeping the message of Shohada-e-Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan. Agha Munawwar ,one of long associated well wishers and advisors of SFP, paid rich and glowing tributes to the sacrifices offered by Shohada-e-Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan for upholding the truth and thus rendering invaluable services to the cause of Ahlul Bayt (AS) and Masoomeen(AS) in Pakistan with their sacred blood.
The program of Dua recital was basically held to mark formal commissioning of the stands affixed with epitaphs for Shohada-e-Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan ,buried in Wadi-e-Hussain Grave yard.
The stands which are affixed with metallic sheets are etched with both the epitaph inscriptions as well as the digitally scanned photograph of the respective martyr, impart a glorious outlook to the graves of martyrs. Red-coloured Al-Shaheed flags ,symbolic to the fact that these martyrs have been slain in the way of Allaah and as traditions go, the awaited saviour of mankind and the revenge-taker of Karbala Imam-e-Zamana(a.t.f.s) will avenge all that blood spilled unjustly ,the sacred blood that has given a new life to Islam.
Children from Shohada families presented manqabats and kalaam to show their respects to the beloved martyrs of Millat. On this occassion , families of some shohada also addressed and presented their views regarding this project , the rationale of which has been explained at length earlier on . Shaheed Shiraz Abbas 's mother addressed the Khanwada-e-Shohada on this occassion . Brother of Shaheed Kashif also spoke. Shaheed Akmal's father appreciated the efforts of Shaheed Foundation Pakistan for preserving the memories of Shohada-e-Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan. Shaheed's father read a salaam in an emotional manner re-kindling hopes and re-juvenating faith of momineen o mominaat present on the occassion .
Brother of Shaheed Kaleemullaah ((martyr of Saneha-e-Ashura) presented the taraanaa" Ho dil mein Aal-e-Nabi(SAWW) ki Ulfat..." ,
It may be noted that the project serves to record history (as epitaphs include little detail of incident too) , imparts prominence and a distinguished outlook to martyrs' graves as a tribute to their selfless sacrifice , brings pride to visiting Shohada families [sense of spiritual exaltment and honour] and motivated other visiting momineen towards knowing more about services of Shohada, paying tribute to Shohada in their capacities, keeping alive the memories of Shohada in their individual capacities and greatest of all creating a strong wish in all of us to be ready to selflessly sacrifice even the highest belonging of ours,that is our life, in the way of Masoomeen (AS).
On this Occassion Shaheed Foundation Pakistan 's Central Committee 's Brother Safder Rizvi addressed the families of Shohada-e-Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan and explained current details of the project as well as the philosophy behind undertaking this effort countrywide.
Brother Shabih Kazmi of Shaheed Foundation Pakistan's Central Committee thanked Khanwada-e-Shohada for gracing the occassion with their sacred presence on request of Shoba-e-Nigehdasht-e-Khanwada-e-Shohada and Shoba-e-Asaar-e-Shohada.
The program was concluded with Dua-e-Imam-e-Zamana(a.t.f.s) which was recited by Brother of Shaheed Maulana Ameeni and tea was served.
Individual views of various heirs of martyrs' families were also later recorded near the grave of their respective martyr for paying tributes to Shohada-e-Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan.