Follow footsteps of Karbala martyrs: Imran

Published: November 25, 2012
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Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) was real liberator of Islam, says PTI chief Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) was real liberator of Islam, says PTI chief Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

LAHORE: 

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said on Saturday that Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) was the torch bearer of truth and courage against tyranny, and urged people to follow in his footsteps.

In a statement, the PTI chief paid tribute to the Holy Prophet’s (pbuh) grandson, saying, “As Muslims we pay rich tributes to the sacrifices offered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) who was the real liberator of Islam.”

Imran said that Pakistan is at a stage where values such as honesty, tolerance, solidarity and welfare for the poor are challenged, and adopting teachings of Islam could “save us from the prevalent evils in society.”

He said that Karbala changed the direction of Muslim history, adding that Pakistan should take a stand against social ills like corruption, bad governance and cruelty that has caused immense damage.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2012.

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  • syed baqar ahsan
    Nov 25, 2012 - 10:31AM

    thanks Imran for being courageous in Muharrum and be bold,politics always forces one which some one never wanted to say,this symbolic statement will be taken with good spirits this is teaching to us the followers of ALLAH ,MOHAMMAD,ALI & HUSSAIN

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  • Noor
    Nov 25, 2012 - 10:32AM

    great words

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  • Nov 25, 2012 - 10:46AM

    The part where he says there is a different law for the powerful and for the weak is absolutely true in Pakistan..Recommend

  • Falcon
    Nov 25, 2012 - 11:28AM

    Couldn’t have agreed more with him. Every watershed event in the history was brought about by sweat and blood of great souls.

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  • Falcon
    Nov 25, 2012 - 11:38AM

    He also said the following, which is so true: “Today in our country we are bereft of tolerance, where we do not value human life, followers of a religion which stands for peace and humanity, equality, knowledge, and truth”

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  • sk
    Nov 25, 2012 - 11:53AM

    true IK but

    bohat dair say kheyyal aaya doost

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  • Fahad Khan
    Nov 25, 2012 - 1:04PM

    There is one leader who is spending every day of his life in public motivating them, inspiring them and mobilizing them for a better Pakistan. Pakistan was not created so that we kill each other neither was it created to be ruled by families. Recommend

  • asif
    Nov 25, 2012 - 1:17PM

    well said ik
    btw happy birthday

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  • Nov 25, 2012 - 2:34PM

    by making statements would not motivate the people.the real effort will be seen if he be able to maintain the balance of power to creat equel distribution of wealth,education,and justice.Recommend

  • Muhammad
    Nov 25, 2012 - 2:56PM

    It’s deeds which matter, not words.
    It was Malala who followed in footsteps of Karbala.

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  • FJ
    Nov 25, 2012 - 4:13PM

    Yes, follow the footsteps of Hussain (as) and crush the Yazidi forces in North Waziristan.

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  • Sultan
    Nov 25, 2012 - 4:35PM

    @adnan:

    by making statements would not motivate the people.the real effort will be seen if he be able to maintain the balance of power to creat equel distribution of wealth,education,and justice.

    Agreed. But you should give him a chance by voting for him to allay your skepticism.

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  • Sultan
    Nov 25, 2012 - 4:40PM

    @Muhammad:

    It’s deeds which matter, not words.
    It was Malala who followed in footsteps of Karbala.

    And what bad deeds are you accusing Imran of? The World Cup? The cancer hospital? The university? The emphasis on Muslim identity? Paying taxes? Declaring assets? Shutting down the war business? Peace with india? Bringing the fractured Pakistani society together?

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  • Dr.A. K.Tewari
    Nov 25, 2012 - 5:15PM

    Well said Mohammad , the murderer of Malala is being encouraged by IK and now he is tallking about human values , His duelity is not going to pay him in the next election. He also opposed Obama’s candidature but he won with absolute majority . This is a clear indication of his political immaturity . He will be rejected by the people in the next election .

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  • Nov 25, 2012 - 5:37PM

    Happy birthday! May Allah fulfil all your wishes!

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  • Nov 25, 2012 - 5:54PM

    “adding that Pakistan should take a stand against social ills like corruption, bad governance and cruelty that has caused immense damage.”
    Imran Sahib why not a single word against the killings of Shias? Why are you not directing all members of your party to come forward and guard Shias during Muharram?

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  • samiullah dar
    Nov 25, 2012 - 8:12PM

    yes we must follow the footsteps of martyrs of karbala in our whole life.Recommend

  • Iftikhar Khan
    Nov 25, 2012 - 8:17PM

    @FJ:
    Well said FJ, If anyone wants to (even thinking of) follow footsteps of Karbala Martyrs then one must denounce the yazeedis without any ifs and buts.

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  • Ali
    Nov 25, 2012 - 9:25PM

    Great statement Imran Khan. Being a Shia, in the current state of the country, I thank you for such a statement. People need awareness that Imam Hussain (AS) does not only belong to the Shias. Imam Hussain (AS) gave us a path to walk on, and that is the path of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). May Allah bless you and may Allah bless Pakistan.

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  • peace loving
    Nov 25, 2012 - 10:06PM

    not a single word against tailbaan who are proudly taking responsibility for all the attacks. Wake up Imran Khan….people are not that naive…..come out of the garb…….stop supporting Taaliban. You have dug your own grave by committing silli mistakes….the major one of supporting Taalibaan. No future for you in Pakistan politics anymore.

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  • Haroon Shah
    Nov 25, 2012 - 10:53PM

    Happy Birthday Khan. Karbala is a big message for muslim to stand with the down trodden and those who stand for truth. The struggle of good and bad will continue…………

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  • Atif
    Nov 25, 2012 - 11:56PM

    Happy Birthday to you Imran Bhai…

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  • doc
    Nov 26, 2012 - 1:38AM

    vote for imran and pti please….last chance!!…..we have to get rid of the devils in ppp and pml and qrs xyz

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  • Nov 26, 2012 - 3:07AM

    @Caramelized_Onion:
    “The part where he says there is a different law for the powerful and for the weak is absolutely true in Pakistan..”
    .
    And he counts himself as?

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  • something true
    Nov 26, 2012 - 5:04AM

    IK is naive.

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  • Zulfiqar
    Nov 26, 2012 - 9:53AM

    A True Leader ….. Pakistan’ last hope !
    And please, am making it crystal clear, Hazrat Hussain RA doesnt belongs to Shia sect only, Hazrat Hussain is of all of us….

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  • AS
    Nov 26, 2012 - 11:50AM

    strange he did not made PML N responsible for this

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  • Nov 26, 2012 - 4:25PM

    He will lead us to paradise I am sure.

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  • Dec 2, 2012 - 12:31PM

    Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) is the embodiment of faith and truth to be followed in our common lives. Its not enough to mourn the occasion for ten days and later lead our lives at our own.Similarly to arrange any Majlis which is becoming inconvenience for the other Muslim is not allowed.ie.praying on the road and blocking way for the others is not appreciated in Islam. So all processions must remain confined to a premises not becoming any security hazard or public inconvenience.on one side it keeping the processions participants away from the hazarts of security and on other hand making the task of security agencies job easy, and on the third dimension causing no harm to passerby patients or people going to any other emergencies.CAN HAPPEN IF WE PLAY AS GOOD MUSLIMS.

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  • Muhammad Raza
    Dec 21, 2012 - 1:22PM

    Mr. Khan, please speak out against the Taliban who are creating tyranny inside the country just like Yazid did back in history, then speak about standing up against evil. Making double standars will not encourage the “change” which you speak of.

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