President Asif Ali Zardari has urged Muslims to learn from example of supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and Ahle Bait and continue struggle for higher values and triumph of goodness over evil.
In a message on the occasion of Ashura in Muharram ul Haram 1434 Hijri, the President said today is the 10th of the honorable and dignified month of Muharram and on this day Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) along with his 72 companions embraced martyrdom in Karbala for goodness and glory of Islam.
He said the event which occurred today is the most important in the history of Islam and reminds of the ultimate sacrifices of Ahle Bait and their companions.
“The incident teaches all Muslims to render sacrifice for higher values and triumph of goodness.”
The President said the unforgettable sacrifice in the incident of Karbala reflects the fact that in the fight between good and evil, real victory belongs to good and without doubt evil will be defeated.
“While filled with sorrow for Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), let us pledge that we will not hesitate to render any sacrifice in the fight between good and evil and always continue our struggle for the triumph of goodness while keeping before us the examples of steadfastness of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and patience of Ahle Bait. Let us pledge that we will always battle against Yazeediat, oppression and evil,” he added.
The President said, “We should always remember that the objective of creation of Pakistan was for the highest purposes for which the family of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) gave sacrifices.”
“Today we have to reiterate our pledge that not only we will follow the teachings of Islam in our lives but will also fight with those forces who want to surrender Pakistan at the altar of narrow mindedness and evil for their selfish interests.”
“We have to forget our petty differences and have to adopt the highest teachings of Islam and promote the lofty goals of peace, security, brotherhood, patience and steadfastness,” he added.
The President said the best way to pay tribute to Imam Hussain (AS), the leader of all martyrs is to adopt his character and face difficulties with courage.
“In this way we can not only overcome these problems but we can also adopt the real teachings of Islam and succeed in this life and hereafter,” he added. APP