Tribute to Shuhadae-Karbala at Bullay
On Sep 29, Bullay Shah Academy and Anjuman Khudam-e-Suffiya in keeping with the grand traditions of Auliya Allah paid rich tribute to the Martyrs of the Karbala at its Academy at Scott Raod Surrey. The program began with a recitation of Holy Quran by Hafiz Ahmed Raza. Several prominent local Naat khawans, including Qari Anwar Naqshbandi, Muzammil, Shehrayar, Malik Farasat and Naseer Pirzada presented respectful salutations to the Imam Hussain A.S. and the Household of the Holy Prophet PBUH (Ahl-eBayat). Their laudations were widely appreciated by the many attendants of the program. The multifaith program was attended by people of multiple religion-ethnic backgrounds, united in their respect for Imam Hussain A.S. and indebtedness for His message. Maulana Al-Haaj Abdul Latif Naumani, participating as special speaker, recited various verses of the Holy Quran and Hadiths highlighting the importance and the illustrious status of Ahl-e-Bayat. He stressed the importance of learning from the example and the sacrifice of the Ahl-e-Bayat. Pir Afzal Ahmed Naqshbandi, who presided over the gathering, built and expanded upon the Holy Verses and Hadiths narrated by Maulana A.L.Naumani, in an impassioned and moving speech. He shed light upon the term ‘Ahl-e-Bayat’ and explained that there are three kinds of Ahl-e-Bayat. The Sakni, which include the Mothers of the Faithful, the Nasbi, which include Hzt. Ali, Bibi Fatima, Imam Hassan, Imam Hussain(R.A) and their noble lineage, and Aizazi those who are included in Ahl-e-Bayat due to their association and their love for the exalted children of Holy Prophet (PBUH). He expounded, with great conviction, that the salvation in this world and Hereafter is only possible by following the path of Ahl-e-Bayat a feat only possible with fermentation of their love in one’s heart. He said that Allah does not reject any supplication made by any true lover of Ahl-e-Bayat in their Holy name. Pir Afzal also expatiated on the sacrifice of Imam Hussain and Ahl-e-Bayat, their bravery, fortitude and grace in the face of the horrors and savagery visited upon them by the bestial horde besieging them. No other group amongst the children of Adam have been tested by Allah the way Ahl-e-Bayat have been tested. Yet, all Imam Hussain requested in return for His great sacrifice was the forgiveness for the Muslim Ummah. He ended his poignant address by urging everyone to love Ahl-e-Bayat for just as Allah has purified them (Quran 33:33), they, too, purify anyone who comes to their door with faith in his heart. The program ended, as it had begun, with salutations on Holy Prophet and His Ahl-e-Bayat. He also made a special Dua for the stability and prosperity of Muslim Ummah in general and Pakistan in particular. Bullay Shah Academy, working under the banner of Astana-eAliya Shehanshah-e-Wilayat, Gujrat Pakistan, holds a monthly multifaith event on the last Saturday of every month. All are welcome to attend.