SRINAGAR: Valley’s chief cleric and chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said the challenges and problems the Muslims are facing is the result of deviation from the teachings of Holy Qur’an.
Terming the unity among Muslims as must for the “supremacy of Islam”, Mirwaiz said a flawed understanding of the message of Islam and following it as per convenience and sectarian leanings rather than in its spirit was responsible for the mess the Muslims were entangled in.
Addressing the faithful at the historic Jamia Masjid on the occasion of Lailat-ul-Qadr, Mirwaiz said the message of Qur’an and teachings of Islam will have to be incorporated in the lives of Muslims without which they cannot witness peace and prosperity.
“Introspection into our individual and collective life and interactions are needed on a regular basis to see where we stand and where we need to improve,” he said.
A statement issued by Hurriyat (M) said the live stream of Lailat-ul-Qadr, broadcasted on Mirwaiz’s official Facebook, was watched in India, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Turkey, US, UK and others, by people “who felt a part of the collective prayers and invocation to Almighty Allah”.
Mirwaiz on the occasion shed light on the significance of Lailat-ul-Qadr and the message of Holy Qur’an, and urged Muslims to adopt the Islamic way of life.
Referring to the ongoing situation in Kashmir, Mirwaiz appealed people to observe Eid-ul-Fitr with simplicity and think of the underprivileged, poor, orphans and needy.
He said the message of Ramadhan – of being sympathetic and concerned toward each other maintaining brotherhood and sacrificing for one another – should be followed throughout the year so that reforms in society are brought in the real sense.
He prayed for Jannat-ul-Firdous for all the martyrs of Kashmir and for the “just” struggle of Kashmiris to reach its goal.