Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC), on the 55th death anniversary of the eminent religious and political leader Muhajir-e-Millat, Mufasir-e-Qur’an (commentator of Qur’an) Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Yousuf Shah (RA), paid rich tributes to the late leader for his historic, selfless and invaluable services to the nation of Kashmir, while reiterating its commitment take forward his mission.
In a statement, the AAC termed the Mirwaiz Yousuf Sahib (RA) as a great asset for the people of Kashmir for his valuable services and deeds, saying the Muhajir-e-Millat (RA) devoted his life towards spreading the mesasge of Islam and continued to strive for a better life for the people of Kashmir with sincerity and honesty.
The late Mirwaiz (RA), along with his religious, da’wah, social and political efforts, performed an unforgettable service of conveying the message of Allah to the common people by writing the first translation and commentary of the holy Qur’an in his mother tongue which will be remembered till the Day of Resurrection, the AAC said.
The AAC said that on 17th Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, as a tradition, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq used to deliver a detailed sermon on the incident of Badr wherein tributes are paid to the martyrs of Badr, at the historic Aali Masjid, Eidgah. A memorial meeting for Mirwaiz Yousuf Sahab (RA) also used to be held. But unfortunately, due to nearly three years of illegal and arbitrary house detention of the Mirwaiz, the event stands cancelled.
However, under the auspices of the Awami Action Committee, a prayer meeting is being organised at the historic Central Jama Masjid Srinagar on Tuesday, 17th Ramadan, before the Zuhr prayers, in which Qur’an recitation and prayers will be offered for Muhajir-e-Millat (RA), his comrades, Shaheed-e-Millat (RA) and all martyrs of Kashmir.