7th May 2004
Friday, 7th May 2004 when a powerful bomb exploded during
prayers in a historic Shia Muslim mosque named 'Hyderi Masjid'. This mosque was
built in 1894, located in the premises of Sindh Madarsatul Islam,
Shahra-e-Liaqat between M.A Jinnah
Road and I.I
Chundrigar Road, Karachi.
Bear in mind that Nimaz-e-Juma is not performed in this mosque because it is
offered at close vicinity in Kharadar at Khoja Masjid.
occurred in the middle of the mosque, besides central pillar at 1:15 P.M, when
the worshippers raised hands for takbeer to begin the Nimaz.
It was a
horrible blast 12 worshipers martyred on the spot while about 210 injured.
Injured were rushed to Civil
Hospital then Jinnah,
Aghah Khan, Liaquat National hospital.
martyrs soon touched 23, which kept increasing.
mosque was badly damaged. Bodies of prayers collided to the top of walls and
ceiling. Blood stained the floor and spatter the walls and pieces of flesh were
scattered on the ground.
to witnesses and worshipers there was not any security arrangement. Security
forces were not only absent on the time of pray but they didn't arrive on the
time when event occurred, while the Police stations of Kharadar, Mithadar, SSP
office / CIA (Pakistan) center are just on walking distance, hardly few hundred
meters away from the spot.
mosque was already on hit list of terrorists, a group of terrorist which was
arrested some time ago revealed that 'Hydri Mosque', Sindh
Madarsatul Islam was on their target list. Inspite of that there was not any
security steps taken for that.
Who Came First to Rescue Worshipers
When the bomb blasted, the people who
came first to rescue to worshippers were Sunni Muslim brothers, who were also
performing pray in their mosque that is just beside the Shia Mosque on few
meters distance in the same premises of Sindh Madarsatul Islam.
Exemplary Scenes of Shia-Sunni unity
On the day the people of the world
watched the exemplary scene of Muslim Shia-Sunni) Unity. People of Karachi
(without any difference of sect) helped the victims and evacuated one side of
road for ambulances running the whole evening via civil hospital to Agha Khan
and Liaqat National Hospital and they controlled the traffic system of the city.
While mobs of people reached to blood
banks for donating blood to injured worshipers. Long queues of Shia and Sunni
Muslims were noticed there.
There is not any clash between Sunni and
Shia Muslims which usually the biased media tries to project such things as ,
Most of them are relatives and acquaintances as they have not just been living
side by side for centuries but even contemplate marriages in each other's
families . The fact of matter is that handful of thugs want to
enforce their obscurantist version of ideology and have held hostage the whims and
wishes of 180 million people of the land ,to their narrow and myopic mindset .
They have targetted Sunni muslims ,Christian brothers, armed forces ,civilians
and everyone on this pure land . Although these thugs were bred ,fed and
trained toeing the lines of designs of global arrogance ,its re-assuring
that finally people have started to realize the menace - not before however ,no
one is safe , when shia blood was spilled hardly did any one bother .
Zehne insani ne ab auham ki zulmaat mein.
zindagi ki sakht tufani andheri raat
kuch nahi to kam se kam khwab-e-sehar dekha tau
jis taraf dekha nahi abtak udhar dekha tau hai!