Siraj grieved over Mina tragedy

KARACHI: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has expressed profound grief over the tragedy at Mina , Saudi Arabia leading to martyrdom of hundreds of Hajis and injuries to hundreds of others.

In a statement here, he said that although the Saudi government was busy in improving the security arrangements to ensure smooth performance of the Hajj rites, the large scale deaths caused by stampede at Mina this year were shocking. He prayed for the salvation of the martyrs and for the early recovery of the injured. He also expressed full sympathies with the bereaved families.

Meanwhile, Sirajul Haq, in his message on Eid ul Azha said this was an occasion to renew our resolve to fashion our individual and collectives lives in the light of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (pbuh). He said this historic day was an invaluable gift from Almighty Allah to human beings as it reminded of the supreme sacrifice offered by the great Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and his beloved son Prophet Ismail (AS) which was a source of inspiration and guidance for the believers.

He said that Allah Almighty had accepted the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim and the message for the believers was that they must be always prepared for every sacrifice in the path of Allah. As a true follower of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), we must be ready to sacrifice our ego, opinion and life and property in the path of Allah, he added.

The JI chief said that on this occasion, we should renew our pledge to make this country truly Islamic, welfare and prosperous state.