Shaykh-ul-Islam’s message on advent of holy month of Muharram
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that the grief for Hazrat Imam e Hussain (RA) and his companions is a part of the Muslims’ faith and it is not fair to associate it with any particular sect. He said that Hazrat Imam e Hussain is a metaphor of love, peace, tolerance and human brotherhood, whereas Yazid is a symbol of terrorism, exploitation, oppression and evil.
In his message on the occasion of ‘Youm-e-Ashura’, he said that the great Imam taught the humanity not to compromise with the oppression and tyranny. He said that from the epoch of Karbla issued forth two mindsets and ideologies, namely ‘Hussainiyat and Yazidiyat’ and the advocates of the Yazidi thought would continue to be defeated till the Day of Judgment.
Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that by refusing to take allegiance at the hands of Yazid on principles, Hazrat Imam e Hussain (RA) taught this essential lesson to the humankind that those who sacrifice their lives for the sake of principles remain alive and the dictators of the time lose despite their seeming victory and become object of universal condemnation and curse till the Day of Judgment.
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that Yazid tried to debunk the Islamic teachings, which was not acceptable to Imam e Hussain (RA). The great Imam eternalized Islam by choosing to sacrifice his family. He said that the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam e Hussain (RA) gave birth to attitudes of patience, submission and perseverance, and the entire humanity continues to benefit from them. He said that the act of Imam e Hussain (RA) elevated the stature of humanity and he is a shared asset of the entire civilized world.