Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam remembers Mirwaiz Ateequllah Shah (RA) on his anniversary

Srinagar: The 58th passing away anniversary of Mirwaiz Moulana Ateequllah Shah (RA), the prominent religious scholar, spiritual leader and former president of Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam, is being observed with great devotion and respect, under the auspices of over a century-old institution.
Anjuman while paying homage to the late Mirwaiz Ateequllah Shah (RA) for his invaluable educational services and reforms to the institution said his tenure as the chairman was an unforgettable, illustrious and a golden period for the Anjuman in all respects as the institution produced a large number of doctors, scholars, engineers, scientists and intellectuals under his guidance, who excelled in their respective fields and earned fame for Kashmir.
Mirwaiz Moulana Ateequllah (RA) was a great Islamic scholar who was greatly respected and loved by people and was easily accessible to all for guidance and help. His contribution on social and educational fronts will be remembered for a long time, the Anjuman said in a statement.
The statement said that shortly after the establishment of Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam in 1899, Mirwaiz Ateequllah Shah (RA) was appointed its General Secretary and after the demise of Mirwaiz Ahmadullah Shah (RA), the responsibility of presiding over the institution was placed on the shoulders of the late Mirwaiz Ateequllah Shah (RA) and since then until his last breath, the late Mirwaiz added a valuable chapter in the history of the Anjuman by devoting all his abilities to achieve the goals and objectives of the institution.
From 1947 to 1962, the institutions run by Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam faced severe financial crisis and it’s Grant-in-Aid was also stopped by the government; however, as a result of the sincere efforts of the late Mirwaiz, the people of Kashmir who extended assistance through various means, this reputed institution continued to move forward in achieving its educational, reformative and social activities, the statement said, adding that in 1955 when under a deep-rooted conspiracy the educational institution was set ablaze, it was the late Mirwaiz’s efforts which yielded results and the Anjuman building was constructed again with great splendour.
Anjuman said during the same time due to efforts of Mirwaiz Ateequllah Shah (RA), the foundation stone of Islamia College of Science and Commerce Srinagar was also laid. The college used to run in the premises of Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam for the first two years and was then transferred to Hawal, Srinagar. Mirwaiz Ateequllah Shah (RA) was the President of Islamia College of Science and Commerce, for life.
The statement said that the late Mirwaiz made great efforts for the betterment and reform of the society besides guiding the people of Kashmir in the matters of politics and religion in the most unfavorable conditions. His divine qualities and God-given abilities benefited the people in every walk of life.
Meanwhile, this year too, due to the continuous detention of the current Chairman of Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam, Mirwaiz Dr. Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq, Covid-19 pandemic and the closure of educational institutions; neither a seminar nor a tribute gathering for the late Mirwaiz Ateequllah Shah (RA) is possible. However, the people are requested to pray for the elevation of the status in Jannah of the late Mirwaiz and refuge to the entire humanity from the raging Coronavirus pandemic, the statement said.

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