KARACHI: Youm-e-Ashur, the tenth of Moharram, is being observed on Sunday across the country with due solemnity to pay homage to the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain Razi Allah Ta’ala Anho and his family members and devoted companions in Karbala.
The mourning processions are being taken out in all the cities and towns of the country.
Standard Operating Procedures have also been issued for the mourning processions after consultations with the religious scholars to avoid spread of Covid-19.
Ulema and Zakireen will highlight the bright and candid teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A.) and various aspects of Karbla tragedy.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made to avoid any untoward incident during the mourning processions.
‘Sacrifice of Imam Hussain (RA), his companions guiding principle for Muslims’
In their separate messages, on the occasion of Youm-e-Ashur, President Dr Arif Alvi and the Prime Minister Imran Khan have said sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions is in fact a guiding principle for the Muslims which taught them to sacrifice everything during the struggle for truth.
The President Dr Arif Alvi, in his message, said the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) was in fact the victory of truth, and symbol of steadfastness against oppression and a glorious example of sacrifice.
He said that the sacrifice of Imam Hussain gave Muslims a lesson that one should not evade even sacrificing his life while fighting against the evil forces.
The President urged the countrymen to make a pledge to take every step for victory of truth, promotion of justice, adherence to Islamic values, and for national progress and prosperity.
The Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his message, said the historic battler of Karbala fought between truth and falsehood has made it clear that the real success and steadfastness is the passion to sacrifice everything for revival and promotion of Islamic values.
Paying tribute to the sacrifice of Kashmiri people, he said they have kept the teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) alive and just like Karbala, they also made Kashmir an example of battle between truth and falsehood.
The Prime Minister also appealed the countrymen to adhere to the SOPs of Covid-19 during Muharram rituals.