Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam condoles demise of Mufti Abdul Ghani Azhari, pays glowing tribute

Srinagar, Jan 19 (KNS): Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam Srinagar has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Mufti Abdul Ghani Azhari Sahib, the octogenarian and leading religious scholar and spiritual leader of Jammu & Kashmir, who passed away in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, after a brief illness.

The Anjuman on behalf of the institution and its incarcerated president Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq paid glowing tribute to Mufti Abdul Ghani Azhari Sahib for his 70-year-long religious, academic, preaching and teaching services. Invoking a hadeeth of the Prophet (SAW), it described the demise of Mufti Sahib as “the death of a scholar is the death of the world”. The deceased also served as Head of department of Arabic at University of Kashmir .

Terming Mufti Abdul Ghani Azhari Sahib as a well-versed and highly experienced religious scholar, the Anjuman said the deceased scholar had special religious and academic relations with the Mirwaiz Family, especially with Muhaajir-e-Millat Mirwaiz Moulana Yousuf Shah Sahib and Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq Sahib, and he often used to give his wise advice in religious matters and affairs. Mufti Azhari Sahib had great compassion and love for the present Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq, the statement said.

The Anjuman said that during his stay in Srinagar last year, Mufti Azhari Sahib despite being ill made every effort to meet Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, but couldn’t owing the house arrest of Mirwaiz and the prevailing adverse conditions in Kashmir.

Expressing heartfelt condolence and sympathy with his son Moulana NIzam ud- din Nadvi and his thousands of disciples, the Anjuman prayed for Jannat-ul-Firdous to Mufti Abdul Ghani Azhari Sahib and patience for the bereaved family members, associates and his devotees. (KNS) 

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