Islamabad, July 29, 2023 – On the solemn occasion of Youm-e-Ashura, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif delivered a poignant message, emphasizing that the sacrifice of Imam Hussain (RA) serves as a timeless reminder for Muslims to uphold unwavering faith, piety, and the fight for justice.
He called upon all believers to recognize their moral responsibility in standing against oppression and tyranny.
Youm-e-Ashura, the 10th of Muharram, holds profound historic and spiritual significance for Muslims across the globe. It marks the day of the great struggle, sacrifice, and martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the beloved grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif eloquently stated that on this day, Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions fearlessly confronted oppression, cruelty, and injustice during the battle of Karbala, ultimately embracing martyrdom in the pursuit of righteousness.
“The enduring message of Imam Hussain (RA) resonates through the ages, teaching us to uphold the principles of justice, compassion, and steadfastness in all aspects of life. His sacrifice transcends time and place; it is a message that unites Muslims across borders, generations, and continents,” said the prime minister.
PM Shehbaz Sharif stressed that the great sacrifice of Imam Hussain (RA) reaffirms the duty of every individual to strive with unwavering determination for justice, equality, and human dignity. The martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA) exemplified that staying on the path of truth and justice may present challenges, but it leads to lasting success and the blessings of Allah Almighty.
“We must draw inspiration from Imam Hussain’s (RA) sacrifice to surmount the challenges faced by our nation and the entire Muslim Ummah. Remember that steadfastness, sacrifice, and determination are the means to remove obstacles from the path of truth and success,” the prime minister urged.
In conclusion, PM Shehbaz Sharif called upon the nation to emulate the noble example set by Imam Hussain (RA) and his devoted followers in their daily lives. He praised Imam Hussain (RA) as a beacon of light and a paragon for society. The prime minister fervently prayed for Allah Almighty to shower His blessings upon the nation and the Muslim Ummah, guiding them to follow the teachings of Islam and remain true to the illustrious legacy of Imam Hussain (RA).
As the nation commemorates Youm-e-Ashura, the poignant words of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif echo the enduring message of Imam Hussain’s (RA) sacrifice, uniting Muslims in their commitment to justice, compassion, and unwavering faith in the face of adversity.