Protest at number of places by not only Shias, but, also by Sunni brothers on the demolition of Rauzas in Jannatul Baqee. The tombs under which were the graves of 4 holy Imams, Uncle of the Holy Prophet (pbuhp) Janabe Abbas and Hadhrat Fatema Zahra (s.a.), the only and beloved daughter of Holy Prophet of Islam (pbuhp).
Since the construction of Zainabia Imambada in 1988, Eighth shawwal is remembered as the day of mourning. The day of Protest. The founder of this Protest Day at Zainabia Imambada was my marhum father, Sayed Ghulam Hasnain Rizvi Kararvi.
Tonight at 8.30 pm at the same venue, a Majlis will be recited by Maulana Syed Hasnain Kararvi followed by Nauha and Maatam by 2 Anjumans. Anjuman-e-Abidya, Nawgawan Sadaat and Anjuman-e-Imamia, Lucknow.
Some person asked, why we do maatam to protest?
The answer is; We protest to let the world know that this Wahabis destroyed the tomb of the grandsons of their own Prophet (pbuhp) in 1925.
We mourn as the Imam of the time is in ghaybat. We await his re-appearance. His occultation is a great tragedy for us. We pray that Almighty Allah hastens his Zohoor (re-appearance). This mourning and maatam proves that we are alive and concern, and also our love and affection towards our holy Imams (a.s.).
We also pray that the rule of this wahabi regime comes to an end soon so that the tombs at Jannatul Mualla and Jannatul Baqee can be rebuild.