Party president, vice president pay tributes to Alama Syed Qasim Shah Bukhari
Duo greeted first batch of Hajis who left for annual Hajj pilgrimage
Srinagar, 04 July: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday extended greetings to people on the Urs observance of Hazrat Baba Haider Reshi (RA) which is to be observed at his Shrine at Anantnag.
Party president while greeting the people said Sufism has been the mainstay of Kashmiri cultural and tradition. “The Reshis brought the essence of Islamic teaching to every house hold by localizing it. Their teachings touch a spectrum of issues encompassing both individual as well as the society in their fold. They talked of compassion, brotherhood and mutual respect which are the pivotal aspects of any stable society. These great men paraphrased universal values in their poetry,” he said adding, “The Reshi Mystic Thought has an innate relation with the people of Kashmir. The contribution of such Sufis as Nund Reshi and his associates to the spiritualism and humanism in Kashmir is immense. Reshism was a scared mission dedicated to the cause of humanity as a whole and especially to offer succor and solace to the suffering masses of Kashmir. They encouraged people to live a life of piety and discipline and stressed that the real devotion of god was in the service of suffering man. These Reshis encouraged the people to love humanity and god. They exhorted people to overcome pride, anger, greed, lust, and excessive involvement in worldly affairs. These Reshis had attained the highest stages of spiritual refinement, awakening of self. They used their poetic genius and saying judiciously to make the erring man understand the essence of life and spirituality. On this day I pray for peace and prosperity of the state.”
Mean while Party president and vice president also paid glowing tributes to the noted Islamic scholar, polymath Hazrat Alama Syed Qasim Shah Bukhari (RA) on his twentieth death anniversary. The duo in their message said the Alama was the epitome of truth, god consciousness, and piousness. While praising the role of Alama in the field of Islamic studies, the duo said the services of the Alama in the field of Islamic studies shall be remembered for all the times to come.
Meanwhile party general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad, additional general secretary Dr Sheikh Mustufa Kamal, provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani, senior leaders Abdul Rahim Rathar, Muhammad Akbar Lone, Muhammad Shafi Uri, Sharief Ud Din Shariq,Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Mubarak Gul, Irfan Ahmad Shah, Pir Afaq,Pirzada Ahmad Shah have also paid glowing tributes to the noted scholar on his anniversary.
Meanwhile party president and vice president have also greeted the first batch of Hajis who left for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The duo has urged the pilgrims to pray for peace and prosperity of the state. The duo prayed for the safe return of all the Hajis.