President urges nation to end internal rifts, follow teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA)

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 23 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain has urged
the nation to end its internal rifts, groupings and sectarianism
and form a united platform to help Pakistan, Islamic Ummah and
the world at large to address its lingering problems.
The President in a message on Ashura – 10th Muharram, said
the best way to present tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and
his family, was to follow his teachings.
He said the way forward to pay tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain
(RA) and his family was to “end internal rifts, groupings and
sectarianism so that the Islamic Ummah stands united on a single
platform.”
The President said it was the only way to resolve the problems
of Pakistan, the Islamic Ummah and the world at large.
He said “the day of Ashur reminds us of the supreme sacrifices
of the martyrs of Karbala and gives us a lesson to even lay down
one’s life to achieve higher objectives.”
The day, he said, was observed to signify and to take a stance
against malice. He said it was, in fact, the highest accomplishment of
humanity.
“It is this very attitude that can be associated as Uswa-e-
Shabbiri. The day gives us a lesson to rise above personal interests
and to stand up for upholding the truth.”
The President said “by following in the footsteps of Hazrat
Imam Hussain (RA) we can eliminate the menace of terrorism,
extremism and intolerance, and also strengthen democratic norms in
light of real Islamic teachings, besides ensuring global peace and
fraternity.”
“It is my prayer that may Allah Almighty bestow us the
strength to understand and implement the “Aswa-e-Shabberi”. Amen,”
the President said.