Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday felicitated the Hajj pilgrims descending on the sacred pilgrimage of Hajj from Kashmir and urged them to hold special prayers for the Muslim Ummah in general and for the peace, development and prosperity in Kashmir particular.
Addressing the Friday congregation at the historic Jamia Masjid here, Mirwaiz impressed upon all the Hajj pilgrims who are embarking on the pious journey in the weeks ahead to remember Kashmiri people in who have faced immense issues and problems since past many decades and to seek Allah’s mercy on them and end to their miseries and pain in Harmain Shareefain and Madina-e-Toiba.
While shedding the light on the philosophy of Hajj, he said, “Hajj is the fifth pillar in Islam which is obligatory for every Muslim who can afford the cost of journey. The Hajj pilgrimage should purely be for the supplication and seeking Almighty Allah’s blessings and whosoever performs Hajj the way beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW), the sins of those people will be washed away they would become clean similar to the new born child.”
Mirwaiz said that Hajj also recalls the great contribution and sacrifices of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and his son Prophet Ismail (AS) which was made obligatory in 9th Hijri of Islamic calendar and was followed as the obligation by Muslims across the world after the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) performed the Hajj along with more than 15,000 companions.