Anjuman-e-Imamia takes out Chehlum procession

Members of Shia community taking out a procession in Jammu on Saturday.
Members of Shia community taking out a procession in Jammu on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 17: Keeping the tradition alive Anjuman-e-Imamia Jammu organized the procession of Chehlum the (40th Day) of martyrs of Karbala. A three days of Majlis was also organized from September 14 to September 16 addressed by Imam Jumm Maulana Syed Ali Badshah. A Majlis was delivered before the procession by Maulana Ali Badshah in which he highlighted the importance of sacrifice of Imam Hussain and his 72 companions.
People from different faiths and regions of Jammu attended the Majlis and paid rich tribute to the martyrs. Maulana Syed Ali Badshah Naqvi Imam Jummu addressed the gathering of mourners. He passionately narrated the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his companions at Karbala. He further added Karbala taught us to stand against the oppressor. His lectures were based on the values of Karbala and today’s world.
President Anjuman-e-Imamia Syed Amanat Ali Shah said that it is because of the Shahadat of Imam Hussain and his 72 companions the Islam is alive. He sacrificed everything for the sake of humanity and Islam. He further added that after 1400 years people still observed Moharram with same passion.
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.
Vice president, Anjuman Syed Afaq Husaain Kazmi while interacting with media said that Imam Hussain doesn’t belongs to a particular community but his ideas were adopted by many world level personalities and they personify Imam Hussain in their lectures and books.
Sohail Kazmi member JK Waqaf Board said that this procession is an old tradition in Jammu and people from every faith attended this procession and he further added that we every year got unconditional support of all the associations of different markets from where this procession passed away.
Prof. Sujat Khan, secretary Anjumn-e–Imamia Jammu said that we have learned from Hussain to help needy and the oppressed irrespective of religion he further appreciated the administration for providing every possible help in maintaining discipline during the Majlis. He added that we are thankful to ALMSAJ, MEWSL, Anjumn-e-Haidery New Plots for their unconditional support and we are also thankful to electronic as well as print media for their coverage to this procession.