‘Our salvation lies in following Qur’an’

‘Our salvation lies in following Qur’an’
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SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday said the universal message of Holy Qur’an is for all humans and is a source of immense inspiration, guidance and wisdom for whole humanity.
Addressing a day-long ‘Nazool-e-Qur’an Conference’ at his Hyderpora residence, Geelani said Qur’an is a book not just to be read but to be studied, understood, and implemented in every sphere of life and ultimately revered.
He said Qur’an lays stress on unity among all the followers of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), adding that the holy book teaches us to hold (fast) the rope of Allah and demonstrate firmness and steadfastness in all situations.
“Before the revelation of Holy Qur’an on Prophet Muhammad (SAW), the deliverance of justice was a dream, but it is the Qur’an that inspired humans to deliver justice against all odds without consideration of creed, cast, relation and status,” he said.
Expressing deep concern over the miserable situation of Muslim Ummah, Geelani said, “It is because we are not following Qur’an in its spirit. Most of the individuals did not distinguish between virtue and vice but follow different theories. The traits like honesty, truthfulness and spirituality are becoming extinct with every passing day. Qur’an is the only guiding book that will lead us to prosperity and salvation, both here and hereafter.”
Hurriyat chairman appealed youth to follow Qur’an and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and shun sectarian thinking and hold firmly the rope of Allah.
Referring to “forced occupation” by Indian forces, Geelani said it is sad, gloomy and unfortunate chapter of history. “The whole nation has rendered unprecedented sacrifices against this unjustified occupation. India has no moral right to use military might against legal and due right of subjugated people in state.”
The seminar was also addressed by JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Moulana Altaf Hussain Nadvi, Advocate Zahid Ali, Hakim Abdul Rashid, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar and Molvi Bashir Irfani, who called for proper understanding of the Holy Qur’an
JKLF chief in his address said, “The Qur’an is the literal word of Allah (SWT), divinely revealed to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) through the Angel Jibraa’eel (AS). Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was called Al Ameen because He was a truthful, honest, trustworthy person. His behaviour with other humans was such that even enemies honoured him by calling ‘the trustworthy’ or ‘al ameen’.”
Hailing religious scholars for their services for Islam and spreading the teachings of Qur’an, Malik said even non-Muslim communities acknowledge Qur’an as the ultimate word of Almighty Allah.
Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai said the words of Almighty Allah are a source of blessings and guidance for all mankind.
“They are a source of pure beauty of the expression. Qur’an is final and last word of Allah and it provides a true code of conduct for spending life in a peaceful manner and guarantees happiness and peace in the life of a man,” he said.
Sehrai said Islam offers a belief system that possesses all the moral and practical laws that are confined and presented in Qur’an which he said was sent for the guidance of mankind.