Dr Farooq, Omar greet people on Urs of Hazrat Noor Shah Baghdadi (RA), Hazrat Zati Shah Wali (RA)
Sagar, Nasir, Party MPs, Sakina also greet people, pray for wellbeing of humanity
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party President, Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah on Thursday greeted people on the annual Urs observances of Hazrat Noor Shah Baghdadi (RA), and Hazrat Zati Shah Wali (RA) of Kund, Qazigund and Drugmulla, Kupwara respectively.
In his message, the Party President said that Kashmir being an alcove of Sufis and saints has been bestowed with spiritual wealth. He said that the shrines associated with Sufis have traditionally been held in reverence by people in Kashmir cutting across religious lines. “Hazrat Baghdadi (RA) and Hazrat Zati Shah Sahib (RA) were amongst the galaxy of Sufis and saints whose contribution towards the social and cultural life of Kashmir is immense. These sainsts have shaped the contours of our social, cultural and spiritual life by preaching the message of piety, self conscience and penance. These great men indoctrinated the people with the core values of Islam, the Quranic teachings and various other facets of Islamic learning including Hadith and Sunnah. Kashmir bears deep imprints of the teachings of such great saints, and Sufis who out of their personal example revolutionized the society by purging it from various evils.”
“Kashmiris are and will continue to remain indebted to such great Sufis as Hazrat Baghdadi (RA) and Hazrat Zati Shah (RA). On the urs observances, I extend my greeting to the people of Kashmir in general and the people of Kupwara, and Qazigund, Kulgam in particular with a view that they will imbue themselves with the teachings of such great men. The new generation has a lot to gain from the life and teachings of such great Sufis. I pray that the day augurs well for the peace and prosperity in Kashmir,” he added.
Party Vice President, Omar Abdullah, in his greetings said, “Sufism has long been associated with Kashmir. The cultural life of Kashmiris is soaked with the teachings of such great men. The message of such Sufis as Hazrat Baghdadi (RA) and Hazrat Zati Shah (RA) was that of peace, piety and penance. Their message stressed on the unity of humankind; these great men embodied the substance of Islamic values and teachings. I take this opportunity and greet people on the auspicious Urs observances of the two revered Sufis. I hope that those who get to visit the shrines on the auspicious eve are bestowed with spiritual bliss and contentment,” he said.
Meanwhile General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Additional General Secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Party MPs Muhammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi and other senior leaders of the party also greeted people on the Urs observances and prayed for wellbeing of entire humankind.
Pay tributes to Mirwaiz Yasin Hamdani on his death anniversary
Sagar, others also pay tributes, recall his contribution
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President, Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr. Farooq Abdullah and VP Omar Abdullah on Thursday paid tributes to the noted socio-religious personality of Kashmir, Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Yasin Hamdani on his death anniversary.
Paying tributes to the noted scholar Dr. Farooq said, “Late Mirwaiz Hamdani was known for his spiritual and scholarly endowments. Moulana sahib was a luminary who lent immense sacrifices for the socio-political emancipation of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. A long term associate of Sher-e-Kashmir, he faced confinement along with Sheikh Sahib in their struggle for the restoration of people’s rights. I pay tributes to him.”
He said, “Sher e Kashmir held the late Mirwaiz in deep veneration. His labor for the emancipation of poor and destitute is immense. His scholarly disposition will be remembered for all times to come.”
Vice President Omar Abdullah also paid glowing tributes to Maulana Hamdani on his death anniversary.
Among others, party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Additional General Secretary, Dr. Sheikh Mustufa Kamal, Peerzada Gh Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Shafi Uri, Chowdhary Muhammad Ramzan, Mubarak Gul, Mian Altaf Ahmad, Irfan Shah and Peer Afaq Ahmed also paid tributes to late Mirwaiz Yasin Hamdani.
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