Srinagar: The 58th passing away anniversary of Mirwaiz Moulana Ateequllah Shah, the prominent religious scholar, spiritual leader and former president of Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam, is being observed with great devotion and respect, under the auspices of over a century-old institution.
According to a statement issued here, “Anjuman while paying homage to the late Mirwaiz Ateequllah Shah (RA) for his invaluable educational services and reforms to the institution said his tenure as the chairman was an unforgettable, illustrious and a golden period for the Anjuman in all respects as the institution produced a large number of doctors, scholars, engineers, scientists and intellectuals under his guidance, who excelled in their respective fields and earned fame for Kashmir.”
“Mirwaiz Moulana Ateequllah (RA) was a great Islamic scholar who was greatly respected and loved by people and was easily accessible to all for guidance and help. His contribution on social and educational fronts will be remembered for a long time,” the Anjuman said in a statement.
Anjuman said during the same time due to efforts of Mirwaiz Ateequllah, the foundation stone of Islamia College of Science and Commerce Srinagar was also laid. The statement said that the late Mirwaiz made great efforts for the betterment and reform of the society besides guiding the people of Kashmir in the matters of politics and religion in the most unfavorable conditions. His divine qualities and God-given abilities benefited the people in every walk of life.