MQM Saint Louis Unit
Volunteers Its Services at an Ashura Event
For the first time in the USA followers of both the Ahlal-sunnat
and Ahlal-shiat Ullema gathered together in Saint Louis to commemorate the
martyrdom of the Hazrat Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad
In the history of the USA these scholars jointly participated in the
commemoration of YUM-E-HUSSAIN in Saint Luis which was organized by
Ghawar-e-Adab, USA in the month of Muharam-ul-haram. This program is the true
sprit of Ithat-e-Muslimeen. In this occasion Shia and Sunni muslim brothers in
Islam jointly together fulfilled the important verse of Quran “All Muslims hold
the rope of GOD and do not discriminate eachother.”
This program was held in the local Hotel Econolodge. The program was started
with verses of the Quran and after that Naat, Noah, and Salam was read by Mohd
Riaz,Aiman Rizvi, Jamal Kizmi, Sibtain Hamid, and AbidAli.
MQM North America Central Coordinate Member Moeed Siddiqui started the program
and stated that we started our New Year with prayers not with parties. He also
highlighted the importance of Yum-e-Hussain and explained the great sacrifices
of Imam Hussain and his companion whose sacrifices were still an important part
of the history of mankind. He said the sacrifices of Imam Hussain clearly
explain that Hazarat Imam Hussain was not only exemplary for Muslims but also
for the whole of mankind.
Addressing the program Dr. Zafar Iqbal Noori said that the battle of Kerbala was
not only a battle against tyranny and injustice, it was also a struggle against
the forces of ignorance and was in fact a search for the true meaning of Islam.
Maulana Tilmiz Hasnain Rizvi added by saying that this program was organized for
the first time in the USA to promote communal harmony and to reflect upon the
example set by Imam Hussain together in collaborative manner. He further
elaborated by making a point that Gehwar-e-Adab was the first organization that
was striving for sectarian harmony and unity and praised its efforts. Maulana
Tilmiz Hasnain Rizvi stated that Karbala begins with the notion of sacrifice and
martyrdom and ends on them as well.
During the program, Salaam-e-Akhir was read and Tabarruk was distributed to the
participants of the event.