Youm-e-Ashura: Dr Farooq, Omar recall supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS), his followers
Pray for peace, prosperity, amity in J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President, Member of Parliament from Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, and Vice President, Omar Abdullah, in their message on the observance of Youm-e-Ashura said the day is the defining moment in the history of Islam, when Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his seventy-two companions taught the essential lessons of perseverance, sacrifice and faithfulness to entire humankind.
In his message on the observance of Youm-e-Ashura, Dr Farooq said the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Aaali Maqam (AS) and his seventy two righteous companions have established an example of gallant resistance against injustice, oppression and evil. He said that Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) belongs to the entire humankind and his struggle, penance, and principles are a shared asset of entire humankind.
The supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Aali Makam (AS), Dr Farooq said teaches an essential message that those who sacrifice their life for their principles become immortal and the oppressors of the day regardless of their apparent victory become an object of mortification, condemnation for all times to come. “I hope and pray the observance of Youm-e-Ashura acts as a harbinger of peace, prosperity and amity in Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh and elsewhere in the country as well,” he said.
Party Vice President, Omar Abdullah, in his message on Youm-e-Ashura observance, said that the month is of great historical and idealistic importance as it was during this month that the grand-son of Prophet of Islam, Hazrat Imam Husain (AS) sacrificed his life, along with his family members and associates for the sake of cardinal principles laid down by Holy Messenger of Islam (SAW).
“During the days of Muharram, Imam Aali Makam (AS) and his household exhibited an attitude of patience, submission to Almighty Allah. Imam Husain (AS) elevated the stature of humanity and demarcated good from evil. His struggle is emblematic of the power of truth and piousness, the virtues which Imam Husain (AS) himself personified. He also immortalized the fact that those who strive and sacrifice in the way for the sake of truth, and justice never die. It is the supreme sacrifice of Imam (AS) and 72 of his revered followers that revitalized the teachings of Islam,” he said.