Holy Ashura tomorrow

BSS: The holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain Ibn Ali (RA), a  grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad
(Peace Be Upon Him), will be observed across the country tomorrow with due
religious solemnity.

Tomorrow is the 10th day of the month of Muharram in Hijri calendar.
Muslims across the world recall the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA)
along with his family members and 72 followers, who embraced martyrdom in 680
AD for establishing truth and justice in the fight with soldiers of Yazid on
Karbala Maidan in Iraq.

President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today issued
separate messages on the eve of the holy Ashura, paying deep respects to
Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) and other martyrs of Karbala.

In his message, the President said the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam
Hossain (RA), his family members and his companions in Karbala for upholding
the ideals of Islam is remaining as a glorious event in the history.

He said the tragic incident of Karbala inspires us to be vocal against any
injustice and repression.

“Islam is a religion of peace and harmony. Here there is no room for
confrontation, jealousy and envy,” President Hamid mentioned.

The President hoped that the lesion of Ashura would be a part of
inspiration of all people to build a society free from superstition,
fundamentalism and militancy and spread the light of truth and beauty in
society.

The Prime Minister, in her message, urged all to be imbued with the
teachings of holy Ashura to establish truth and justice in all spheres to
combat all kinds of injustice in the national life.

She said the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) and his companions to
establish truth and justice in society is a glaring and emulating example for
the Muslim Ummah across the world.

Different political, socio-cultural and religious organisations have
chalked out various programmes to observe the day in a befitting manner.

The programmes include procession, Quran-Khwani, Milad Mahfil, fasting,
special prayer and feeding of the destitute.

Tajia processions will be brought from Husaini Dalan in Old Dhaka and
other areas in the capital.

Marking the day, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has taken a stringent
security measure across the old city’s Hossaini Dalan area for peaceful
observance of the holy Ashura.

Imambara Hussaini Dalan area has been brought under foolproof security
with installing closed circuit camera televisions (CCTVs), archways, and none
will be allowed to join the procession without search.

Bags and sharp objects such as knife, sword and blade, explosives, tea
flax, pressure cooker, and flag staff taller than 12 feet will not be allowed
in the tajia processions while firecrackers will remain banned during the
event.

The day is a public holiday.

Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and private TV channels will air
special programmes while newspapers and online news portal publish
supplements highlighting the significance of the day.

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