JNN 01 Aug 2013 Karachi : Muslims commemorated the anniversary of the martyrdom of the first Imam of Shia Sect of Muslims, Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (PBUH), On Wednesday in Many Parts of the World , Including Iran ,Iraq, India , Pakistan , and other Countries.
Large Processions were Being Held in Different Parts of the World , Including India and Pakistan . All the Procession which were taken out in the Day across Pakistan ended safely , without any Untoward Incident. While some Processions which were taken out after the Iftar , and are suppose to end at about Sehri tonight are still in Process , till the filing of this report , but till now No Untoward Incident is being reported till yet , and all the Major Procession which are being taken Namely from Peshawar And Quetta City are still in process safely .
In Karachi as per previous Years Practice a Main Procession was also being taken out at about 1.00p.m from Nishtar Park ,while after reaching in front of Imambargah Ali Raza , The Daily Routine Zuhrain Prayers were offered by the faithfuls , and after offering the Prayers the faithful Joined the Procession again and following its route it reached the Hussainian Imambargah at around 6.30p.m and after which the Volunteers on the trucks distributed Eatables to the People fasting , who then Opened their fast with the offered Juices , Fruits and foods . And as with the grace of God , no untoward Incident happened , so all the faithful thanked God , for safely completing the Procession .
While in the Indian City of Lucknow , which has been also a Hot Bed of Sectarianism , as the Wahabi forces in the city are very much active and as per there Plan they always try to disrupt the Azadari . And in the same Manner as the Procession was taken out from the Residence of Hassan Raza , and as it reached the Bazar , the Wahabi’s who have already Planned to disrupt the Procession , attacked the Procession , and started throwing stones on the Participants of the Procession of the Youm e Ali, on which the participants also tried to defend them from the sudden on Slot of the Wahabi, and this continued for about couple of hours , and finally the security forces took the charge of the situation , and then the situation came under control. In this attack some of the Mourners , the Participants of the procession were also injured , while some shops of the Market were also set on fire by the attackers .
Imam Ali (PBUH), whom Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) declared as “Amir al-Mo’menin” (The Leader of the Faithful) was martyred on the twenty-first day of the holy month of Ramadan over thirteen centuries ago.
The first Imam of Shia Muslims was saying his prayers two days prior to his martyrdom when assassin ibn Muljim hit him in the head with a poisoned sword in the Mosque of Kufa.
Imam Ali (PBUH) was Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s highly revered and the only son-in-law and cousin as well as the first Imam , who was nominated by the Prophet Muhammad PBUH in his Sermon at Ghadeer e Khum , at of returning from his Last Haj . And thus as per the Orders of the Prophet Muhammad the People of the Shia Sect of Islam follows him as the First Imam , which followed By Twelve from his Family Tree . He was even the leader of the Islamic Caliphate at the time of his assassination .
The night before his Martyrdom is considered the second of the three most revered holy nights – each being known as Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Destiny). Muslims throughout the world spend the nights worshipping God.
The martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali is also commemorated in Iran as well with Highest Honor , while in other Muslim nations Pakistan , India , Iraq, Bahrain , and other Western and American Countries it is also Commemorated with Much Religious fervor and enthusiasm around the world. As Imam Ali is the Most Loved Imam By a Large No. of Muslims , regardless of Sect , Cast and Creed.
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