ISLAMABAD, May 10, 2022: Destruction of Jannat ul Baqi Day was observed globally against the demolition of holy shrines on the sacred land of Hijaz, a century back, with renewed commitment to end religious extremism and restore the holy shrines of Muslims on the call of Chief of Tehreek e Nifaz e Fiqh e Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi.
On this occasion, mourning protest rallies were organized by Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Fiqh-e-Jaffariah and its affiliated organizations in all continents and countries, including Pakistan in which millions of followers of Islam participated.
Protests were held in press clubs and public places in all the small and big cities, towns and villages of Pakistan. Practically manifesting their devotion to holy prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), Ahle Bait e Athaar and holy sahaba kibaar, the protesters demanded reconstruction of holy shrines of the daughter of the Prophet, the Lady of Paradise, Hazrat Fatima Zahra (peace be upon her), the Ahle eBait, the mothers of the believers Hazrat Khadija tul Kubra, Hazrat Ayesha, Hazrat Hafsa, Hazrat Uthman, Chief of Paradise Imam Hassan (a), Imam Zain ul Abideen (a), Imam Muhammad Baqir (a) and Imam Jafar e Sadiq (a). On this occasion, a strong protest was raised against the desecration of Islamic rites (sha’a’ir) in Western countries and India.
Addressing the mourning protest at the Shia Headquarters,Quaid-e-Millat Jafaria Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi said that the hearts of the Muslims are mangled on the destruction of the shrines of Ahlul Bayt, Sahaba and Ummahat-ul-Momineen. There is no connection between Islam and extremism. It has come to light that Western funding and backing has fueled and fostered extremism and bigotry. The wave of intolerance caused by the destruction of Muslim religious rites has caused bloodshed all over the world. How sad that the palaces of the kings are being preserved as World Heritage Sites while the traces of the beloved of the real king of madinah, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny) have been erased thus, a picture of despair has been created.
The reconstruction of Jannat-ul-Baqi and Jannat-ul-Mualla’s holy shrines is the desire of the heart of every lover of the Holy Prophet. He urged the United Nations and OIC to get the holy shrines rebuilt by ending their dual standard. The sufferings of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (peace be upon her) and her children have made centuries weep. We will not sit idle until the greatness of Jannat al-Baqi is restored.
Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi said that in order to pave the way for a Zionist state after the First World War, the imperialist powers sowed the seeds of division among the Muslims, crushed the Ottoman Empire and demolished the holy places of the Muslims in Jannat-ul-Baqi and Janat-ul-Mualla. The United States and the United Kingdom should apologize to the world for the losses incurred by the victims of extremism and terrorism after the revelation of Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s funding of extremism at the behest of Western powers.
Meanwhile, the Baqee Million March rally in Rawalpindi was taken out from Nasir-ul-Aza, Murree Road in which tens of thousands of devotees of the Prophet (PBUH) participated.
During the procession at Committee Chowk, TNFJ Information Secretary Allama Qamar Zaidi, Central Convener Jannat-ul-Baqi Committee Alhaj Ghulam Murtaza Chauhan and other leaders addressed the rally.
In Islamabad, thousands participated in a rally which was taken out from Darbar Sakhi Mehmud Badshah. After passing through Srinagar Highway, they reached Aabpara Chowk where Allama Basharat Emami, Allama Shabih Kazmi addressed. Hundreds of children of Mukhtar Generation and youngsters of Ibrahim Scouts were holding the repica f Jannat ul Baqi, banners and placards on which slogans for the reconstruction of Jannat ul Baqi were written. During the procession, lamentation and mourning continued.
In Karachi, mourning protest rally was held in front of Karachi Press Club led by TNFJ Provincial President Allama Asghar Naqvi, Allam Ali Irfan Haider Abidi, Makhdoom Sibte Hassan, Badr Tirmizi, Ammar Yasir Alvi, Askari Zaidi and matami leaders. Mourners also performed lamentations on this occasion.
In Lahore, mourning protest rally was taken out from Musafir Khana (guest house) Bibi Pak Daman which arrived at Simla Pahari Press Club by going through Empress Road where Provincial President TNFJ Allama Hussain Muqaddisi, Provincial Spokesperson Syed Hassan Kazmi and other speakers addressed. The rally ended at Musafir Khana Bibi Pak Daman on noha and matam.
In Peshawar, Provincial Coordinator Abbas Kayani, Provincial President Ghazanfar Ali Shah led the mourning protest rally which was taken out from Qissa Khwani Bazaar.
In Multan, mourning protest rally held at Press Club was led by Provincial General Secretary Qamar Hasnain Naqvi, Allama Zahid Kazmi, Mohtasham Naqvi, Baqir Naqvi and other Shia Sunni scholars and elites.
In Larkana, the grand rally of TNFJ was led by Provincial Coordinator Javed Mithani, Maulana Altaf, Madhush Bhutto and other leaders.
Hyderabad Press Club Demonstration was led by Makhdoom Abdul Qadir while Khairpur rally was led by Ustad Abu Al Hasnain, Adil Zaidi and Mustafa Rizvi. Azhar Khan and Naveed Baloch led in 18 Hazari, Jhang.
In Quetta, a mourning protest was held in front of Quetta Press Club led by Provincial president Mustafa Kamal Chingizi, Sardar Tariq Jaffery and other leaders.
In Dina, young children of Mukhtar Generation protested against the demolition of Jannat ul Baqi. On this occasion, traffic remained blocked on G.T Road.
Apart from this, protests were also staged at Darbar Bewatan Sarkar Abbottabad, Haripur Press Club, Sialkot Press Club, Bahawalpur Press Club, Sukkur Press Club, Faisalabad Press Club. Protests were also held in front of press clubs in Muzaffarabad, Hyderabad, Gilgit-Baltistan, Bagh, Gujrat, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bhakkar and Kohat.
Mourning processions were also held in Lala Musa, Nowshera on the occasion of International Day of Demolition of Janat-ul-Baqi and mourning ceremonies were held. Processions were taken out from forty cities and towns of Sindh and mourning protests were held in all the small and big cities of Punjab.
The resolutions passed in the protest programs lamented the fact that the Muslim holy places of Jannat-ul-Baqi and Jannat-ul-Mualla have been demolished since hundred years.
The global conscience not only failed to stop this barbaric beginning of the demolition of Muslim holy places as a result of religious bigotry, extremism and intolerance but also the world powers supported religious fanatics in their own interests.
And then began a horrific series of damages to the relics of various religions of the world, which at the hands of the Zionists caused the burning of Muslim and Christian holy sites in East Jerusalem, swallowed the thousand-years old Buddha statues in Bamiyan, sometimes thousand years old civilizations in Iraq and Syria have been trampled underfoot. And the greatest damage has been done to the centers of Islamic civilization, with only 5% of Islamic relics remaining in Saudi Arabia. All others were abolished on the grounds of religious differences.
The holy shrines of Muslims were damaged not only in Arab countries but also in Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Mali, Nigeria, Yemen, Libya, Egypt and all over the world.
The resolution laments the fact that the United Nations has taken responsibility for protecting the houses and palaces of Al-Dariyah, the first center of the Najd rulers who demolished shrines, by declaring them a global asset.
However, no attention is being paid to the rapid destruction of the structures associated with the beginning of Islam, the world’s largest religion, from which the idea of protection and sanctity of humanity spread in the world.
The resolution called on international peacekeepers, Western governments and archeological sites to break their silence on the continued destruction of Muslim religious sites, which are part of the cultural heritage of all humanity and play their part in restoring the Islamic and human heritage..Force the Saudi government to rebuild the shrines of Jannat al-Mualla and Jannat al-Baqi in accordance with the resolution adopted in the 75th session of the United Nations on January 21, 2021, “Promoting a culture of peace and tolerance for the protection of religious places.” or allow Muslims and lovers of the Prophet and the Ahl al-Bayt to perform this duty.
The resolutions expressed grave concern over the actions of Zionist extremists who repeatedly desecrated Al-Aqsa Mosque and the threat to Islamic rites in occupied Kashmir and other Indian states.
The wave of Islamophobia in Western countries, including insults to the Holy Prophet in the Netherlands, blasphemy of the Quran in Sweden, has been described as a threat to world peace. Solidarity was expressed with the victims of Kashmir and Palestine, East Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Nigeria.
The resolutions strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on the security forces and the people and expressed full solidarity with the Pakistani forces. The Kocha Risaldar tragedy and the Karachi terrorism were condemned. The resolution demanded that those responsible for all terrorist tragedies be brought to justice. National Action Plan must be implemented unconditionally.
Another resolution strongly condemned the abuses against Shiites, the abolition of discriminatory Single national Curriculum, legislation against personal law and the ban on mourning for the martyrs of Imam Hussein (a) and the illegal cases against mourners. The government of Pakistan was demanded to give equal religious rights to the Shiites of Pakistan.
Meanwhile, in the United States, New York, Washington DC, Ottawa, Canada, the British capital London, Greece, Germany, South, Africa, Australia and other countries also held Al-Baqi Day programs.
The rallies paid rich homage to Quaid-e-Millat Jafaria Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi for launching global movement for restoration of holy places. The protesters reiterated their commitment to make every sacrifice for the restoration of the holy shrines while remaining on the path of peace and love.