SRINAGAR: Remembering former president of Jamiat Ahle Hadith Jammu Kashmir Moulana Showkat Ahmad Shah on anniversary, JKLF on Monday said personalities like Showkat Shah are born in centuries.
“Today when our enemies are hell bent upon to divide us into factions and sects, that too in the name of so-called democracy and elections, we need a religious and social leader like him who can bridge gaps and unite us into one Ummah,” said the acting chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Abdul Hameed Butt in a statement.
He termed the participation in elections as “disrespect to great martyrs like Shaheed Showkat Shah”.
Paying tributes to late leader, Butt said, “The charismatic and multi-dimensional personality of Shaheed-Itehad-I-Millat Moulana Showkat is so cherished that no Kashmiri can ever ignore his sacrifices humility, wisdom, struggle and sacrifices rendered for unifying our divided nation and society. His struggle for freedom and efforts to eradicate sectarianism from Jammu Kashmir will be always remembered.”
“Moulana Showkat worked continuously for the cause of freedom of this subjugated nation and his efforts to unite our struggling society, promoting and upholding Qur’an and Sunnah and connecting new generations with these two main sources, his philanthropy, his works in the field of education and social work, his dream of an Islamic University that can stop brain and economy draining from Kashmir, establishing free or non-profit based heath care centres and above all his quality leadership is witness to his incomparable personality and persona,” he said.
JKLF acting chairman said that Jamiat Ahle Hadith Jammu Kashmir under the leadership of Moulana Showkat Shah touched new highest of success but his absence is more felt by those who do not belong to his sect. “This is because he was a symbol of unity and humbleness for all,” he said.
He prayed for highest status in Jannah for Moulana Showkat Shah.