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Parliamentarians on Ashura

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ISLAMABAD: National Assembly (NA) Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf commenting on Ashura said Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions (RA) were the noblest models in preaching and practicing the Qur’anic philosophy of patience, sacrifice and martyrdom.

In a message to the nation on Ashura, he said their unflinching faith in Almighty Allah and the Day of Judgment, their exemplary devotion, dauntless courage, and unfailing patience in the way of Allah Almighty was a unique manifestation of the spirit of patience and martyrdom described in the Holy Qur’an.

Speaker NA still commenting on Ashura said the incident of Karbala reminded us of the great sacrifices of Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions for the sake of truth and justice.

“Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions were a matchless example of Qur’anic teachings, tolerance, sacrifice and passion for martyrdom”, Speaker further highlighted the importance of Ashura. 

He said Ashura taught us that it was our collective responsibility to stand firm in the face of the tyrannical forces which were propagating chaos in the society to achieve their nefarious aims.

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said the best way to pay tribute to the martyrs of Karbala was to make commitment on this day to work and devote oneself for the development and strength of the country. “We have to forget our trivial differences and adopt the teachings of Islam and promote peace, security and brotherhood,” he added.

The Speaker termed the Ashura sacrifice as a great sacrifice against falsehood and said it would be a beacon for those who would come till the Day of Judgment.

Meanwhile, NA Deputy Speaker Zahid Akram Durrani, in a separate message, on the day of Ashura, said the battle was fought between the forces of truth and falsehood, which would continue to impart Muslims a lesson of sustained struggle against oppression.

Zahid Akram Durrani, said this was the path which the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) taught us to follow and his followers (RA) offered great sacrifices. “Ashura reminds us the lesson of adherence to the truth, firmness of belief and being steadfast against tyranny” he added.

The martyrdom day of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) his family and devoted companions will be commemorated across the country  on Tuesday (9th of August, 2022).

Muharram happens to be the month of mourning for the seventh-century martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A). The mourning processions will be taken out in all the cities and towns of the country. Strict security measures have been ensured by the local managements of different cities and some road closures were also in place to avoid any untoward incident.

The azadars (mourners) will pay glowing tributes to sacrifices offered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A.) and his companions for the supremacy of Islam. Ulema and Zakireen will highlight the bright and candid teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and various aspects of Karbala tragedy.

Medical camps, Sabeels and stalls have also been arranged to provide assistance to the participants. Mobile phone services will partially remain suspended as a security measure in different cities.

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