06 Nov 2013
Muharram 1435 [AH] Message.
Muharram 1435 Hijra has set in and across Pakistan the lovers of Imam-e-Aali Maqaam Imam Hussain [AS] have begun to join the mourning gatherings and congregations to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of the Grand Son of the final Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa [SAWW] who embraced martyrdom while standing up against oppression and tyranny.
Imam Hussain [AS] said :
If the world is taken to be superb & decent house then the house of Allah’s rewards is more superior & sublimer. And if he bodies have been created for death , then being slain with sword on the way of Allah would be better. And if the sustences have been distributed according to the Devine destinies then the lesser greed of man for drawing sustence is more beautiful. And if the wealths are collected & gathered for being left over (passing away without carrying the wealth along to the next world) why does then the free man become stingy & miser about the things to be left behind. [Bihar-ul-Anwar; vol 44 , P-374]
The need of time is to recall the lessons of Karbala and make them the beacon light to move ahead on the path of glory and dignity.
In these turbulent times when the country is suffering from the brazen attacks of terrorists every other day and all sorts of conspiracies from the patrons of takfiri minds are hell bent to legalise terrorism by giving the terrorists a chance to 'express' and 'negotiate ' ,it is all the more important to make an un-equivocally clear stance as an honourable nation .
Where-as for the major part of last four decades Shia muslims remained the prime target of terrorist activities , the last decade in particular saw terrorism affecting any one and every one irrespective of faith and ethnicity .
Although our heart goes to all the families of oppressed Pakistanis who are aggrieved and bereaved as a result of these tragedies
an important lesson that we may draw was aptly put by some poet
Mein aaj zad pe agar hun tau khush gumaan na ho!
Charagh sab ke bujhain ge ,hawa kisi ki nahi!
Lets vow to call a spade a spade and in the light of words of Maula-e-Muttaqian Ali Ibn-e-Abi Taalib [AS] let's be the proponent of every mazlum and opponent of every zalim .
Every Day is Ashura!
Every Land is Karbala!