ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the nation to end its internal rifts, groupings and sectarianism and form a united platform to help Pakistan, Islamic Ummah and the world at large to address its lingering problems.
The President in a message on Ashura – 10th Muharram, said the best way to present tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his family, was to follow his teachings.
He said the way forward to pay tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his family was to “end internal rifts, groupings and sectarianism so that the Islamic Ummah stands united on a single platform.”
The President said it was the only way to resolve the problems of Pakistan, the Islamic Ummah and the world at large.
He said “the day of Ashur reminds us of the supreme sacrifices of the martyrs of Karbala and gives us a lesson to even lay down one’s life to achieve higher objectives.”
The day, he said, was observed to signify and to take a stance against malice. He said it was, in fact, the highest accomplishment of humanity.
“It is this very attitude that can be associated as Uswa-e-Shabbiri. The day gives us a lesson to rise above personal interests and to stand up for upholding the truth.”
The President said “by following in the footsteps of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) we can eliminate the menace of terrorism, extremism and intolerance, and also strengthen democratic norms in light of real Islamic teachings, besides ensuring global peace and fraternity.”
“It is my prayer that may Allah Almighty bestow us the strength to understand and implement the “Aswa-e-Shabberi”. Amen,” the President said.