The Anjuman-e-Nusratul Islam today paid glowing tributes to prominent religious scholar and its founding president, Mirwaiz Moulana Ahmedullah Shah (RA) on his 89 th death anniversary.
The Anjuman in a statement said that late Mirwaiz Shah would always be remembered with honour and dignity for launching a powerful campaign against the illiteracy. “He preached Islam in its true and pristine form to the people of Kashmir,” it said.
The Anjuman said that Mirwaiz Shah was a great religious scholar and will be always remembered for his historic decision of rising against the then autocratic regime.
He will also be remembered for signing a memorandum sent to the then Viceroy for which he was subjected to various forms of repression at the hands of the then autocratic government.
It said, “Despite all odds, Mirwaiz Shah remained steadfast till his last breath.”
The Anjuman said it was under the aegis of Mirwaiz Shah that the foundation stone of Anjuman-e-Nusratul Islam and Oriental College were laid and both the institutions continue to shine till the present times and are known for spreading quality education and knowledge including Islamic studies as well.
The Anjuman said on July 19 (Friday) special prayers for late Mirwaiz Shah will be organized at the historic Jamia Masjid where Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will also highlight his contribution to social, political and religious fields.