Srinagar, Dec 18: On the annual Urs of Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA), the Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema chief and Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has paid tributes to one of the top Islamic missionary and spiritual saint.
Mirwaiz, who has been put under house arrest from last few days, in a statement issued to GNS said Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) had dedicated his life for Islam and attracted people towards the peaceful religion by spreading the true message of Islam and by playing the role of a social reformer.
“Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani, popularly known as Dastgeer sahab, Peeran-e-Peer and Gaus-u-Azam, laid stress on humanity, kindness, brotherhood and social service, for which the presented generations Muslims were indebted to him,” Mirwaiz said.
He said on one hand, Sheikh Jeelani (RA) with his missionary zeal and sermons, attracted tens of thousands of people towards Islam, and on the other hand, with his social reforms, he helped in creating a moral and just society as a result of which, centuries after his death, he was still being remembered the world over and his teachings attracting all the more attention.
Suggesting that paying tributes to Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) and celebrating his Urs would only be meaningful when Muslims follow his religious mission, the Hurriyat (M) chairman said Muslim Kashmiri like the great spiritual saint needed to believe in the oneness of the Almighty Allah and rededicate themselves for the betterment of Islam and Ummah and take stock of their lives.
Urging the people of Kashmir particularly the Muslim youth, parents and family heads to come forward and shoulder responsibilities in shaping the society in accordance with Islamic teachings and values, Mirwaiz appealed them for helping cleanse the Kashmiri society of social evils and un-Islamic practices. (GNS)