Dastgeer Sahab (RA) Urs Mubarak today

Dastgeer Sahab (RA) Urs Mubarak today

Mutehda Masjlis-e-Ulema head and Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has paid glowing tributes to the Hazrat Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) on his annual Urs Mubarak.

The Urs Mubarak of Hazrat Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) is being celebrated throughout the Valley on February 1 with reverence and religious fervor. 

Meanwhile, the nightlong prayers were held in various shrines and mosques across the Valley today. The main congregation was held at shrine of Hazrat Gous-ul-Azam Dastgir at Khanyar in the down town city here in which thousands of devotees participated. Prayers were also held at shrines at Varmul, Pinjura Shopian, Sirhama, Handwara and Tujjar Sharief in Sopore.

During the nightlong prayers, the Ulema and Imams threw a detailed light on the life, religious services and teachings and spiritual strength of the revered Islamic scholar and saint who had devoted his whole life to the service to and preaching of Islam. 

Meanwhile, Mutehda Masjlis-e-Ulema head and Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has paid glowing tributes to the Hazrat Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) on his annual Urs Mubarak. 

Describing Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) as a great spiritual and religious leader, Mirwaiz said the teachings of prominent religious figure brought a spiritual revolution in Kashmir by imparting the principals of Islam and bringing in reforms in the society in tandem with the Islamic principles.

“The influence of Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) played a critical role in Kashmiri society by spreading moral and Islamic teachings. He has ruled the hearts of Kashmiris since hundreds of years. His message of religion, love, brotherhood and humanity still find resonance with the people. His teachings would hold true and would remain valid always,” Mirwaiz said, appealing to the people to strengthen the message of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) and spread it to other people.

Meanwhile, the National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah and party working president Omar Abdullah today greeted people on Urs Mubarak. 

Greeting people, the NC leaders said that the teachings of the revered saint and scholar are based on the holy Quran and Sunnah which show a complete way of living for all the people.

“For centuries the shrine of Peer-i-Dastgeer Sahib Khanyar Shareef (RA) has remained epitome of Islamic culture and civilization. He taught us religious tolerance, justice, equality and the teachings of Almighty Allah and last prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW),” Dr Farooq said, adding that “People should follow the footprints of this great religious saint. This holy shrine is visited by thousands of devotee’s everyday braving bone chilling cold, to observe the night long prayers which show the essence of this holy shrine.” 

Senior NC leader Sheikh Nazir Ahmed has also felicitated the Muslim Ummah particularly people of the state on this occasion.

Sheikh Nazir urged the district administration to take adequate measures for the annual Urs.

Local MLA and NC general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar has urged the administration to take necessary steps for the devotees who will throng the Shrine of Hazrat Gous-ul-Azam (RA) on the annual Urs.

“People coming from across Kashmir throng this shrine in thousands every year and this has been a strict religious practice since centuries. The administration keeping in view the huge rush, should take all the necessary steps for the devotees so that they don’t face any inconvenience,” Sagar said, in a statement today, adding that “All basic facilities including adequate drinking water and power supply, transport facilities, medi-care besides cleanliness in and around the shrine should be provided for the devotees without fail.