Effect of muharram on Pakistan's Economy

Posted by Hassan Askry
Muharram is an Islamic event, and has a lot of importance in Islamic history. This month realize the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (a.s.) . People who love Hazrat Imam Hussain (a.s.) celebrate Muharram as the remembrance of that sacrifice that their Imam did in KARBALA   on 10th of  Muharram. Every year more than 10 million pilgrims go to Karbala to the Hazrat Imam Hussain's shrine.


This event, its celebration and its rememberence result a very good affect on the economey as a whole. But  I will discuess about the economy of Pakistan in this article.

Many People in Pakistan Make Taziya for the remembrance and mourning of Hazrat Imam Hussain a.s. As an estimate every year in Pakistan at least 200,000 Tazias are produced costing between Rs. 1000 to several 1000's. If average cost of a Tazia is Rs. 5000 then it will come to know that Rs 100 Million is spent on Tazia Making.
Tazia in mourning of Muharram
Moreover at least Rs. 500 Million is spent for niaz (giving food and meal to others in the name of Imam Hussain a.s.) in one day only i.e. 10th of Muharram.

12% of pakistani people often held Mjlis-e-Hussain meting in which preaching of Imam Hussain is recalled) in their home . If an average cost of one Mjlis-e-Hussain is Rs. 25000. It will come to know people spend more than Rs. 10,000 Million for Mjlis-e-Hussain every year.

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