An Imambargah is a place where Shia Muslims gather to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussain bin Ali (A.S.). These mourning sessions (or Majalis) also serve to educate the people regarding religious matters.
Imambargah Colonel Maqbool Hussain (Established 1947) is the central and most renowned Imambargah in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. It is one of the oldest Imambargahs in the city. Named after its founder, the late Lt. Col. Maqbool Hussain Zaidi, the Imambargah was the first to introduce mourning processions in the city and conduct organised Majalis in 1947. The Imambargah is located in the old city on the busy Gordon College Road.<br />
The Imambargah was run by its founder until his death in 1969. Thereafter, its administration has been looked after by his widow and his sons --- Mehdi Alamdar Hussain, Muhammad Iftikhar Hussain and Hashim Vaqar Hussain.