The heart wrenching incident at Karbala on the Day of Ashura has no parallel in the history of mankind. By offering his life in sacrifice along with his family, Hadrat Imam Hussain (R.A) proved that for a true Muslim, nothing is more important than the honour and dignity of Islam. The historic encounter between the forces of truth and falsehood made Islam an everlasting religion. Though the Day of Ashura recounts a story of grief and anguish, as a matter of fact, it portrays the triumph of virtue over the vice.
The steadfastness demonstrated by Hadrat Imam Hussain (R.A) in the face of cruelty and tyranny proves that uprightness always prevails and that any enemy can be defeated with determination and absolute faith in God. In the wake of the ongoing conflict between the right and falsehood, we need to seek inspiration and guidance from the uprightness of Hadrat Imam Hussain (R.A) so as to frustrate the evil designs of those who are bent upon damaging the true vision and spirit of a peaceful religion like Islam. The devious terrorists, who are subjecting innocent citizens to extreme brutality and defaming Islam, probably do not know that a nation that has staunch followers of Hadrat Imam Hussain (R.A) amongst its ranks can never be dispirited by them. The nation with its unwavering faith in Almighty Allah and strong will power will defeat the enemies of Islam.
Let us pledge today that we will utilize all our energies to preserve the honour and dignity of Islam, serve the nation and rid the country of all evils to develop it as a true Islamic welfare state.