Islamabad | WTNS | October 08:Pakistani Muslims on Thursday observed Arbaeen with traditional religious spirit and with strong display of unity against the Takfiri conspiracies and extremism.
As per reports reached to Wilayat Times, Millions of Pakistani Muslims carried out ‘Chehlum’ processions in different parts of the country to pay homage to the great sacrifice rendered by grandson of Holy Prophet (S), Hazrat Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions in Karbala.
This year saw unprecedented participation of Muslims in the processions as due to the COVID-19 pandemic Hundreds of thousands of Pakistani pilgrims could not visit Iran and Iraq on the eve of Arbaeen.
The local administrations and police were made elaborate arrangements to secure processions routes. Around 2000 processions were taken out which culminated at designated areas after passing the traditional routes across the country.
Arbaeen marks the culmination of a 40-day mourning period after the 10th of Muharram, the martyrdom date of Hazrat Imam Hussein (AS), and his 72 faithful companions on 680 A.D.
The battle was fought on the plains outside Karbala, a city in modern Iraq that’s home to the Imam’s shrine which is a sacred sanctuary for Muslims.
Imam Hussein’s (AS) uprising in Karbala is regarded as the symbol of resistance against oppressors by Muslims, as the grandson of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) with a small troop and his relatives stood up against injustice.
Special arrangements have been made in the city regarding civic facilities and security by law enforcement and local administration.
Meanwhile, mobile services remained suspended in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, and Quetta among other cities, during the course of the processions.
The religious scholars in their speeches on the occasion highlighted the teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussein (AS) and various aspects of the Karbala tragedy.
They said Karbala is a lesson-teaching incident of human history, which gave the message of upholding righteousness and truth to mankind for their eternal success besides failing the nefarious designs of devilish forces.
Thousands of people distributed ‘niaz’ (food, milk, soft drinks and water) to participants of the mourning processions.
Scholars urged for Unity among different schools of thoughts in Islam and condemned the bloodshed of Muslims in Palestine, Kashmir, Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
Meanwhile, Arbaeen processions Of 40th Of Imam Hussain (as) were take out from Quetta, Kurram Agency, Parachinar, Orakzai Agency, Lahore, Hyderabad, MirpurKhas, NawabShah, Multan, Gilgit, Baltistan, Azad Kashmir, Sialkot, FaisalAbad, Sargodha, Ghotki, Larkana, Sibbi, NaseerAbad, and other knock and corners of the country.