05 Aug 2014
26th Martyrdom Anniversary of Shaheed Quaid Allama Syed Arif Hussain Al-Hussaini
Shaheed Arif Hussain Al Hussaini was born on 25th November 1946 in a pious family of Parachinaar. Parachinaar is the central hub of Khurram Agency. At the age of 5, he was sent to a government primary school in Peewar. After studying too 4th grade, he was shifted to a school in Parachinaar, and he completed matriculation from there. At an early age he was very eager to learn the different dynamics of the society while sitting with elders and taking interest in their talks on a regular basis was common. He decided after completing matriculation to take admission in Madrassah-e-Jaffariya. At that time there were only to Madrassahs in Parachinaar, the other one was Madrassah-e- Khomeni. The purpose to get the admission in a Madrassah was to seek knowledge and to excel in the jurisprudence.
After getting a gist of the religious discourse, he decided to leave for Iraq and further dig the well of knowledge and get benefitted from it. In 1967, he reached Iraq and applied to Madressah e Shabbiriah.He was a very hard working, intelligent and serious student. He regularly attended all lectures, and kept extensive detailed notes in his journal and was an active participant in the debates between students that took place dealing with the subjects of the lectures. Shaheed Quaid Allama Arif ul Hussain Al Hussaini teachers include Shaheed e Mehrab Ayatolah Madni, Sheikh Ashraf Asphahani, Aqai Lashkarani and Ayatollah Murtazavi. While Shaheed Quaid Allama Arif ul Hussain Al Hussaini was studying in Najaf, Imam Khomeni (RA) was also living in Najaf in exile. Imam Khomeni (RA) then leads maghribain prayers at the Madersaah e Ayatollah Broujardi. Very few Muslims prayed behind Imam Khomeni due to strict vigilance on him. But the only Pakistani who, without fear, comes every maghrib to pray behind Imam Khomeni (RA) was Shaheed Quaid Allama Arif ul Hussain Al Hussaini. After salat ul maghrabain Imam Khomeni (RA) would deliver a lecture. Shaheed Quaid listened to every lecture with complete concentration and after coming back from the lecture repeats what he learned to his fellow students in hostel where he lives with other students. He also encourages them to attend the lectures by Imam Khomeni (RA).