Srinagar: The 113th death anniversary of Hazrat Allama Rasool Shah(RA), a great religious and spiritual leader of Jammu & Kashmir and the founder of Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam, was observed withdevotion and respect.
In this regard, an important scholarly event was organised by the Anjuman while its president Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq could not attend the event due to his illegal detention by the authorities since August 5, 2019.
The function was presided over by the General Secretary of the Anjuman, Alhaj Muhammad Altaf, while a large number of staff, teachers and students of the institution participated in the event while maintaining social distancing keeping in view the Covid SOPs.
On the occasion, the Anjuman General Secretary, Principal of Islamia Oriental College, Mufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon, Editor of Nusrat-ul-Islam, MS Rehman Shams and other teachers and students addressed the gathering.
While paying homage to Allama Rasool Shah (RA) in wonderful words for his valuable religious, scholarly, reformative, dawah and social services, the speakers said the late Allama’s contribution for the liberation of the Kashmiri people from ignorance, poverty and oppression is a bright chapter in the modern history of Kashmir.
The speakers said that by laying the foundation of the Anjuman, the late Allama (RA) started a campaign of educational awareness by lighting a lamp in the darkness of Kashmir and today we are witnessing the glorious results of that struggle against ignorance.
The deeds of the late Mirwaiz in connection with the establishment of the Anjuman almost one and a half hundred years ago and the rise of educational awareness among the people of Kashmir through it, deserve to be written in very important and golden letters, they said.
The speakers said that like in the past, the Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam is still engaged in educating the children of the poor and backward classes and making them aware of their rights.
On the occasion, a blessed and enlightening gathering of Qur’an recitation was organised by the Islamia Oriental College for the elevation of the status of the late Allama (RA) in Jannah. Special prayers were also offered in favour of Allama Rasool Shah (RA) and all his comrades and all the former presidents, teachers, members and devotees of the Anjuman.
At the end, Zainab Muneer, a 12th class student studying in Islamia Higher Secondary School, who achieved the 3rd position in the science stream, was conveyed congratulations and best wishes on behalf of the institution and the incarcerated Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir.