KARACHI - Karachi University (KU) observed Yum-e-Imam Hussain (RA) on Thursday at the varsity campus to pay tribute to the grand sacrifices of martyrs of Karbala. A large number of students attended the grand assembly with tremendous and enthusiasm. Hundreds of Rangers personnel were deployed in and around the KU and the programme venue to handle any untoward situation. Yom-e-Hussain is an annual convention of the University of Karachi in which renowned Naat Khwan, Noha Khwan and eminent scholars from all over Pakistan actively participate. Speaking in the sacred gathering, Maulana Agha Syed Jawad Naqvi appreciated the efforts made by the KU administration, students and members of Imamia Students Organisation (ISO) arranging such a grand gathering. While throwing light on the importance of the tragedy, he said, There is a lot to learn from Karbala, Imam Hussain (AS) and the sacrifices he and his family made to save Islam. We should not move with Hussain history, instead the need is to move with him in reality, revolution and change. Each of us should act as Hussain because following Hussain in his method, thought and spirit, we can revive the soul of Karbala. It should be remembered that our current social and moral problems emerged out of our negligence; we should not let any more Yazeeds to spring up in Muslim nations, he said. Dont forget that only the nations are able to make themselves an icon of solidarity which accepted the message of Karbala, he added. KU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui said, We should convey the message of Imam Hussain (RA) to the humanity that peace lies with truth and truth is confirmed with one who sacrifices and sacrifice comes with full trust in God and divine justice. Peace is not possible and uncertainty cannot be dispelled unless all people of the world, individually and collectively, follow the path of Karbala, which leads to the truth and show of magnanimous moral courage for immorality. Maulana Abbas Waziri said that Hussain was a personality who lived with the message of Allah and sought inspirations from the message for all aspects of his personality. It is impossible to confine Hussain and Karbala to a certain time or place or a group of people, he said. Prof Dr Ehsan ul Haq, Department of Arabic, said that we should look for commonalities among Muslims, the only way through which we can fight negative powers. Prof Zahid Ali Zahidi, Maulana Atta-ur-Rehman, and other speakers said that whoever is with the Karbala of Imam Hussain couldnt pledge allegiance to an oppressor, nor could he stand along with him. The incident of Karbala is the most tragic incident of Human history but there is a lot to learn from this tragedy.