Srinagar: Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid on behalf of its incarcerated president Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of renowned Islamic scholar and Sufi and spiritual leader Mufti Qutb-i-Alam Naqshbandi of Gotli Bagh, Ganderbal who passed away yesterday.
On hearing the news of demise of Mufti Qutb-i-Alam Naqshbandi, Anjuman Auqaf head Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq, who is under house arrest for the last one-and-a-half years, directed a delegation led by the Imam central Jama Masjid Srinagar Mufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon, to visit the bereaved family to convey his condolence message.
The delegation visited Gotli Bagh, Ganderbal and expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved Naqshbandi family especially with the deceased’s son Mufti Mubarak Alam.
On the occasion, Moulana M S Rehman Shams while addressing the gathering conveyed the condolence and solidarity message of the incarcerated Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq and paid glorious tribute to Mufti Qutb-i-Alam Naqshbandi for his lifelong religious, social and reform activities. Moulana Shams in his tribute to the deceased referred to a famous phrase “Aalim Ki Maut Aalam Ki Maut (Death of a scholar is death of the world)”.
Moulana Shams said the Naqshbandi family has had a long-time and religious relationship with the Mirwaiz Family and that Mufti Qutb-i-Alam Naqshbandi has an affectionate relationship with Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq.
Moulana Shams also offered Aisaal-e-Sawaab and Fateha prayers for the deceased and prayed to Almighty Allah to bestow Jannat-ul-Firdous to Mufti Qutb-i-Alam Naqshbandi.