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KARACHI: Babul Islam day observed

October 05, 2006

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KARACHI, Oct 4: Youm-i-Babul Islam was observed on Wednesday in various parts of the city, and speakers in various meetings recalled the services rendered by Mohammad bin Qasim for the people of this region who defeated the forces of tyranny, and established a rule of law here.

They said even today to save the humanity from the clutches of the evil forces, a Mohammad bin Qasim is badly needed who should foil conspiracies against humanity and again make the world a cradle of peace.

They said after the carnage of innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan, the real face of the US had been unveiled. The Ummah today needed a Muhammad bin Qasim who could save it from the atrocities of the US.

Jamaat-i-Islami Sindh held meetings and gatherings in Karachi, Sukkur, Larkana, Nawabshah, Shikarpur, Jecobabad and other cities and towns to observe the Youm-i-Babul Islam. JI chief Dr Mumtaz Ali Memon, speaking at a meeting, recalled that the US and its lackeys were involved in heinous crimes against the humanity.

Anjuman Naujwanan-i-Islam (ANI) observed Youm-i-Babul Islam in various cities of the province.

In this regard, a central moot was held in Karachi. ANI chief Tariq Mehboob addressing the moot said the youth of the Ummah were the custodians of heroic traditions of Mohammad bin Qasim. He asked the youth to play a role of Muhammad bin Qasim to foil the evil conspiracies of anti-Pakistan forces.

Majlis-i-Ahrar Pakistan Karachi observed the Youm-i-Babul Islam and held special gatherings at various city mosques to pay homage to the services of Mohammad bin Qasim.

Maulana Ihtishamul Haq Aharar, Mufti Fazlullah Al-Hamadi, Maulana Abdul Rasheed Ansari and other speakers termed Mohammad bin Qasim a great general who came for rescue of oppressed people and fought with terrorists and pirates. They said Sindh today was facing with the same situation, as it was in the grip of cruel Waderas and tribal lords.

The Hamdard Public School organized a meeting to celebrate “Youm-i-Babul Islam.”

Speakers at the meeting maintained that the conquest of Sindh by Mohammed bin Qasim was not for the territorial expansion of Muslim kingdom, but for abolishing tyranny, religious intolerance and class prejudices which were prevailing in Sindh at that time.

The meeting was presided over by Ms Sadia Rashid, President, Hamdard Foundation, and addressed by Prof. Dr Nargis Rashid, chairperson department of general history, University of Karachi, Ms Munira Gulzar, Principal, Hamdard Public School and Prof Dr Ansar Zahid Khan, Secretary, Hamdard Education Society.

Describing the history of Sindh’s conquest, the speakers recalled that several expeditions were undertaken by Arabs, and finally Mohammad bin Qasim, a youth of 17, invaded Sindh with a force of 15,000 infantry plus horse and camel cavalry and was armed with five catapults, the largest of which took 500 men to operate.

He entered Sindh where we are present today commemorating the Youm-i-Babul Islam, they recalled.

Mohammad bin Qasim conquered and reorganized the whole of the country from the mouth of Indus to the borders of Kashmir, a distance of 800 miles in the span of three years, 712-15 AD, the speakers added.—PPI