Islamabad (Web Desk): President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan, in their messages on the occasion of Ashura on Tuesday, urged the nation to follow the spirit of Imam Hussain (RA).
In his message, President Dr Arif Alvi said Youm-e-Ashur has a significant place in the Islamic history as on this day the grandson of holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) Hazrat Imam Hussain along with his family members and companions embraced martyrdom, thus making the tragic event unforgetable till the day of judgment.
“This great sacrifice reminds the Muslims every year that they should not be hesitant from sacrificing their lives in the face of forces of evil and vice,” President Alvi said.
He stressed upon the people to reiterate the resolve that their every act will be in accordance with the teachings of Imam Hussain (RA) and aimed at upholding the Islamic traditions and progress and prosperity of the country.
“We should also express the resolve to fight against extremism, terrorism and intolerant behaviours,” the president added.
He also prayed for the progress and prosperity of the country and complete adoption of the real message of Youm-e-Ashur.
In his message, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the great battle between the good and evil at Karbala gives a message to the Muslims that they should be ready to offer any sacrifice for the promotion of high values and principles of Islam.
He said that this day revives the unprecedented and supreme sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA).
The PM said that the life of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) gives a message that all the ordeals in the path of righteousness should be tolerated in a broad manner and even one should be ready to lay down one’s life to the satisfaction of the Creator.
“Laden with such passion, one could make significant achievement in the world and for the motherland,” Khan said.
On this occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan paid tribute to the sacrifices of the Kashmiri people, who have been under lockdown since August 5 after India’s illegal annexation of the occupied region.
He said the situation in Kashmir is another great example of the battle between good and evil.