Srinagar: Noted Islamic scholar Moulana K Kahleel-ur-Rehman Sajad Naumani Friday delivered a sermon at the historic Jamia Masjid here.
“Terming the large scale destruction caused by the floods in Kashmir as a test from Allah, Naumani stated that devastation has shocked the entire Islamic ummah and the world. He stated it was the reason as to why special prayers were being held across the world for the speedy recovery of Kashmir from the destruction caused by the floods,” a statement issued by the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference said.
Naumani said that during his recent tour to different countries, he found “people sad for Kashmir due to huge magnitude of destruction caused by the floods and everybody ready to lend a helping hand to Kashmiris in whatever capacity they can.”
“Kashmiris should not lose hope in the face of this calamity,” he said, adding he was glad to find the people and religious leadership of Kashmir quite optimistic and brave. He praised the youth for the exemplary role they played in the relief and rescue work during the floods.
“Naumani impressed upon the people to continue with self help, religious unity, love for each other, inter-sectarian and inter-religious bonhomie, and the resolve to help their fellow brethren which Kashmiris exhibited during the recent floods. He stated that such qualities are the priceless asset of a nation,” the statement said.
Terming historic Jamia Masjid as a “great symbol of islamic identity in south Asia,” the Islamic scholar said the mosque’s pulpit has not only been used to advocate the rights of the oppressed people of Kashmir, but also for the rights of the oppressed people of entire world who seek justice.
Welcoming the Islamic scholar on behalf of entire Kashmir, Mirwaiz said the present difficult times called for introspection and resolve to bring about “moral upliftment in ourselves and our society.”
On the occasion, Mirwaiz announced that on coming Friday, he would lead a special prayer session at the shrine of Sheikh Noor u din Noorani at Char-e-Sharief.