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Qasr-i-Abu Talib foundation-stone laid in 1,400-year-old town

By: Special Reporter

MANKARAYE, Haripur: A special ceremony of laying foundation stone of construction and expansion of Imambargah Qasr-e-Abu Talib (AS) in Mankaraye town, District Haripur, Hazara Division, NWFP province of Pakistan was held under the arrangements of Ghulaman-e-Ali (AS) Association (rgd) attended by a special delegation of Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Hamid Moosavi.

Reaching Mankaraye, local elites and momineen led by Association’s President Syed Rafaqat Hussain Shah, General Secretary Zafar Iqbal Zafar, Finance Secretary Ghulam Akbar Haidary warmly welcomed the delegation. A beautiful stage was set up for the ceremony in front of the shrine of Syed Taqi Badshah Bukhari Jalali Qalandari adjacent to the Imambargah. Local shia sunni people participated the program in large number.

At the inauguration session of the ceremony, Ghulaman-e-Ali Association’s President Syed Rafaqat Hussain Shah while presenting address of welcome and gratitude termed participation of the delegation of Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Moosavi an honor for the momineen of the region. He said that Mawaliyan-e-Haidar-e-Karrar of Mankaraye, a center of Azadari, are always ready to support any call of action given by their “Markaz” (Center) for the holy mission of Wila and Aza.

He told that that foundation stone of the Imambargah is being laid in Mankaraye at a place where there is housed the shrine of Imam Noor Hussaini Syed Shah Taqi Badshah Syed Sakhi Habib Qalandar Sarkar Och Baloti who is the elder son of Syed Issa Shah Qetal Pir Baban Sagri Samandari. Haji Imam Taqi Badshah came to this region 500 years ago and preached the religion. He added that place of Mankaraye is called third biggest Och Sadaat Naqvi Al-Bukhari. According to research of Archeology Department this place is 1,400 years old.

Syed Rafaqat Shah told Ghulaman-e-Ali Association, which took responsibility of construction and expansion of the Imambargah, was founded in 1981, and that special sight and faqeerana prayers of Quaid-i-Millat-i-Jafariya Agha Moosavi are with them in this holy mission. He hoped that with the prayers of elderly personalities and financial cooperation of local elites and charitable persons this project will soon be completed.

Addressing the ceremony, TNFJ Central Secretary Information Syed Qamar Haidar Zaidi said TNFJ is the only representative body of Maktab-e-Tashayyo which has doubled the honor of the nation in every period. He made clear that Wila-e-Ali (AS) and Aza-e-Hussain (AS) are included in their targets for which promotion and protection more than twelve thousand shia sunni brethren courted arrests during eight-month long peaceful agitation from Rawalpindi’s Hussaini Front, and as a result the then government acknowledging Shia Demands as rightful signed an agreement on 21 May, 1985.

He demanded from the government immediate implementation of the Junejo-Moosavi accord for solution of Shia problems. Strongly condemning ceaseless terror incidents in the country, Zaidi called for immediate execution of Anti-Terrorism Act, severe action against banned groups and taking notice of their activities with new names.

TNFJ Central Secretary Hajj and Endowment Department Hujjatul Islam Syed Zahid Abbas Kazmi termed Mawaddat-e-Muhammad (SAW) & Aal-e-Muhammad (AS) best source of success in the world and the hereafter during his address. Commander Mukhtar Force Hazara Division Syed Tahir Abbas Bukhari also addressed the ceremony. Renowned local religious leader Prince of Sadaat Syed Qamar Raza Bukhari, who currently resides in United Kingdom, announced a grant of Rupees 10 lac for the Imambargah construction.

Later, leaders included in the TNFJ delegation Allama Zahid Abbas Kazmi, Sardar Syed Ibadat Hussain Shah, Syed Qamar Haidar Zaidi and Syed Bu Ali Mehdi laid the foundation stone while Allama Kazmi offered collective prayer.


Muntakheb Ul  Aqwaal
"Knowledge is better than wealth because it protects you while you have to guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you." MORE..
(Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib (A.S)

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