SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) and patron of Mutahida Majlis Ulama Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has paid rich tributes to Hazrat Sheikh Hamzah Makhdoom Sahib (RA) and described him as a great spiritual leader and social reformer.
Mirwaiz in a statement said Hazarat Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom during his lifetime laid stress on Islamic teachings, humanity, kindness, brotherhood and social service and helped in creating an atmosphere of justice and fair play.
Paying glowing tributes to the saint for his valuable religious and social services, Mirwaiz lauded the role of the “Hazrat-e-Sultan-ul-Arifeen” (RA) in character building of Kashmiri Muslims.
“Hazrat-e-Sultan-ul-Arifeen (RA) played a vital role in the (dissemination) of religious and spiritual education, social and political consciousness among Kashmiri Muslims,” he said.
The Hurriyat (M) chairman appealed Muslims of Kashmir to learn from the teachings of the Hazrat Maqdoom Sahib, adding, by following his teachings, people of Kashmir can tackle various problems including social evil like moral degradation and waywardness, suicides, consumption of liquor and drugs, domestic violence and crime against women and other evils and fulfill their religious responsibilities.
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz has expressed grief over the demise of Muhammad Aslam Qasmi, son of former “Muhtamim” (superintendent) of Darul Uloom Deoband Hakeem-ul-Islam Qari Muhammad Tayab. Mirwaiz prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and extended condolences with brother of the deceased Moulana Muhammad Salim Qasmi and other bereaved family members.