SRINAGAR: Muttahida Majlise Ulema patron and chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday addressed a religious gathering at the revered shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Abul Qadir Jeelani (RA) at Khanyar on the 10th of Ramadhan which also coincides with the passing away anniversary of Hazrat Khadija-tul-Kubra (RA).
Mirwaiz, according to a statement, on the occasion said, “Islam has laid great emphasis and clear guidelines on giving equal rights to women and treating them with respect and dignity. Despite this, it is a matter of serious concern that women are treated as inferior and shabbily in our society. Women have to stand up for their rights and their rightful place as given to them by Islam.”
Paying rich tributes Hazrat Khadija (RA), Mirwaiz said she was truly the “Mother of the Believers” who was the first to accept the “Message of Wisdom” as it was delivered to her by Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) but also was His true and wise companion on every occasion.
“She was a generous lady and noble in her deeds who sacrificed her wealth and time in the rightful service of Islam,” he said.
Shedding light on the sacred month of Ramadan, Mirwaiz said the basic aim of this month is to introspect at the individual and collective level and to create a society based on religious principles and values.
“The holy month gives an opportunity to the Muslims to once again devote themselves to Allah and check our deeds. It also gives us a chance to think about and protect the Islamic character, culture, and identity of this place,” Mirwaiz said.