Karbala incident teaches us not to bow before cruel


President Mamnoon Hussain has said the country can get rid of all political and social issues like extremism by deciding the line of action keeping in view Imam Hussain’s sacrifice which guides us in all aspects of our lives. In his message to the nation on the occasion of Yaum-e-Ashura 1439 Hijri being observed across the Muslim world on Sunday (Today), the President said while commemorating the sacrifices of Imam Hussain (RA) and his family members, we should keep in view his objectives and strategies which provide solution to the issues of the whole humanity particularly those confronting us. He said the sacrifices of Holy Prophet (PBUH)’s family teach us that collective goals and purgation of the society were superior to one’s own person and personal interests which can never be compromised. President Mamnoon said the second lesson taught by Karbala tragedy is that the affairs of a state or a society cannot be subject to the wishes of a few people or a certain group. This is because, these affairs have to do with the great principles of humanity, human freedom and human welfare which, according to Islamic golden principles, can only be achieved by opting consultative and collective approach. He viewed that the great sacrifice also teaches us a lesson to have a deep look into every day incidents in the society besides inculcating in ourselves the courage to proclaim what was right or wrong. The president urged the nation that besides paying rich tributes to Imam Hussain (RA) and his noble family on 10th of Muharram, we should also make a pledge to carry out our individual and collective affairs while following the footsteps of the family of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Meanwhile, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak urged upon the people to keep unity and harmony among their rank and said that the Karbala tragedy envisaged a great lesson for the humanity, especially for Muslims, to observe tolerance and not to bow before cruel. In his message on the Asshura day, the Chief Minister said that Karbala was in fact a war between the right and wrong, wherein the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) for the right cause and glory of Islam would be remembered for good. The Chief Minister KP Pervez Khattak said that the Karbala incident taught us to demonstrate the spirit of love with humanity, support the right and reject the wrong. ‘Following these principles could not only keep us united and revive the glory of Muslims, but could also lay solid foundation for durable peace in Pakistan and the world at large,’ he added. The Chief Minister appealed to the nation to follow in the footprints of Imam Hussain (RA) and observe the Ashura day in a manner to unite the Muslim Ummah. He said that the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and Imam Hussain (RA) guided us to forging unity for success and prosperity of the entire mankind. He said that it was need of the hour for Muslims to maintain mutual harmony and fraternity. He urged upon the people, especially Ulema, to cooperate with the government for maintenance of peace.—APP

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