Srinagar, Nov 22: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) and Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema patron Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq on Wednesday the Uswa-e-Hasana (the way of living) of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has been and will continue to be the best path to follow and walk upon not only for Muslims but the entire mankind.
Addressing people at the shrine of Khawaja Bahaudin Naqshband (RA) at Khawaja Bazar in Old City on the occasion of ‘Khoje-e-Digar’ celebrated on 3 Rabiul Awal during the annual Urs, Mirwaiz said if Muslims introspect they will realize that the immense problems they are facing is because they have ignored and are deviating from following the Qur’anic teachings and Sunnah.
Paying tributes to the “great” saint, Mirwaiz said Khawaja Bahaudin Naqshband (RA) worked tirelessly for the establishment of Tawheed and implementation of Sunnah among the Muslims of the world.
He according to GNS said the great Sufi saints like Hazrat Khawja Bahaudin (RA) were the blessed and chosen ones by Almighty Allah to spread the teachings of the revered Prophet Muhammad (SAW) among people and who dedicated their life to it.
“Their life is a living example of piety and simplicity. They guided humanity and showed them the spiritual path of getting closer to Almighty Allah and helped to kindle compassion and kindness among them. The light of their teachings and exemplary lives penetrated the darkness of ignorance and doubt.”
“They were role models for thousands of people who followed the prominent Naqshbandi order which has its roots in Bukhara, Uzbekistan,” Mirwaiz said.
The MMU patron said it is because of the hard work and passion of these great saints and their dedicated disciples that Islam reached and was propagated in Kashmir.
“It is the need of the hour to revive and follow the ways of Tawheed and Taqwa already shown by the great saints to ensure betterment of life here and in the hereafter,” Mirwaiz said, adding the recitation of zikr as shown by the great saint Hazrat Naqshband (RA) is a simple way of purifying our heart and cleansing our soul and staying close to our creator and his preferred path.
On the occasion, Mirwaiz led special Touba-e-Istighfaar prayers (repentance prayers) and offered the Khoje-e-Digar (the congregational Asr prayers), a 400 year old practice in Kashmir, to remember Hazrat Khawaja Naqshband (RA).