Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday paid tributes to the martyrs of Karbala and said their great sacrifice infused a new life and meaning into the understanding Islam.
“Despite being far less in number up against a mighty enemy, Imam Hussain (AS) fought courageously with faith and conviction along with his companions till his last breath, to uphold the great principles of Islam which he stood by,” Mirwaiz, who is also Mutahida Majlis-E-Ulema head, said in a statement.
Mirwaiz said that Imam Hussain (AS) refused to surrender before falsehood and deceit and instead fought for truth and righteousness. “He preferred to sacrifice his life in the desert of Karbala, but did not give in to it and thus setting a great example for all of the Muslim umma to emulate and follow,” the Hurriyat leader said.
Mirwaiz said the best tribute to Imam Hussain (AS) and the valiant martyrs of Karbala is to keep their legacy of defending the truth alive. “Islam teaches us never to surrender or bow before evil and injustice but instead fight to defend the right cause,” he added.
The Hurriyat chairman said for the people of J&K struggling for the just cause, the sacrifice of Imam Hussain (AS) carries a special message and it tells us to stand firm and struggle in unison to achieve our just goal and have faith in almighty Allah’s benevolence.
The Hurriyat spokesperson said Mirwaiz will deliver a sermon on the occasion of Ashoora at Alam Sb, Narwara here on Friday.