ARABAIN 1439 HIJRI DATED 10 11 2017

Anjuman-e-Imamia Jammu
Head Office Karbala Complex Jammu.

Ref No.aij/110 Date:10 11 2017

Keeping the tradition alive a procession of Chehlum (40th Day) of Shodaye Karbala was taken out under the banner of Anjuman-e-Imamia Jammu in Jammu city. People from different faiths pay tribute to the martyrs of karbala. The procession started from Peer Mitha sofi Shah and passed through its traditional route lakhdata bazar, rajinder bazar, Ghaas Mandi Chowk, wazarat road and culminated at karbala complex. Thousands of mourners participated in the procession to pay rich tributes to the martyrs of karbala.
Maulana Syed Ali Badshah Naqvi Imam Jumma addresed the gathering of mourners before the procession was taken out. He passionately narrated the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s) and his companions at karbala. The mourners paid homage to Imam Hussain (a.s) by taking out Alam and Tazia procession.
President Anjuman-e-Imamia Syed Aman Ali Shah said that it is because of the shahadat of Imam Hussain (a.s) and his 72 companions that Islam is alive. He sacrificed everything for the sake of Huimanity and Islam. He further added that after 1400 years people still observed Moharram with same passion.
The mourners were also expressing their solidarity with people of Bahrain, Yemen, Palestine and Nigeria .However, in various sermons the clerics said that Karbala teaches all the communities to come out of ignorance and fight against those who are killing and committing atrocities across the world.
To pay homage to martyrs of Karbala a Blood Donation Camp was also organized by Anjuman-e-Imamia in collaboration with Shaheed Mutahiri Library New Plot, Anjuman-e-Haidery New Plots, ALMSAJ. Donors from Jammu, Poonch, Gursai, Surankote, Mandi, Kashmir and especially students from Ladakh and Kargil student associations participated in good number.
While speaking to media Prof. Sujat Khan Secretary Anjuman-e-Imamia Jammu said that we are doing this noble cause of donating blood for the sake of humanity that we have learned from the battle of karbala.
Keeping the sense of communal harmony alive once again jammuites showed the example of brotherhood as people from different communities participated in the procession.
While presenting vote of thanks after culmination of the procession Prof. Sujat Khan Secretary Anjuman-e-Imamia Jammu said that we are thankful to the administration and all the departments for their unconditional support to make this event a success. He also thanks all the Anjumans like Anjumans of poonch , Kashmir, Anjuman-e-haidery new plot, Anjuman-e-hussaini bathindi, and All Ladakh Muslim Students Association jammu, volunteers of shaheed Mutahiri Library New Plots.

Prof. Sujat Khan

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