Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam organises scholarly event in remembrance of Allama Rasool Shah 

Srinagar, Feb 12 (KNS): The 113th death anniversary of Hazrat Allama Rasool Shah (RA), a great religious and spiritual leader of Jammu & Kashmir and the founder of Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam was observed with utmost devotion and respect.

According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), in this regard, an important scholarly event was organised by the Anjuman while its president Mirwaiz Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq could not attend the event due to his detention by the authorities since August 5, 2019.

The statement reads that the function was presided over by General Secretary of the Anjuman, Muhammad Altaf, while a large number of staff, teachers and students of the institution participated in the event amid maintaining of social distancing in view of Covid.

It reads that on the occasion, Anjuman General Secretary, Principal of Islamia Oriental College, Mufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon, Editor of Nusrat-ul-Islam, MS Rehman Shams and other teachers and students addressed the gathering.

While paying homage to Allama Rasool Shah (RA) in wonderful words for his valuable religious, scholarly, reformative, dawah and social services, the speakers said the late Allama's contribution for the liberation of the Kashmiri people from ignorance, poverty and oppression is a bright chapter in the modern history of Kashmir.

The speakers said that by laying foundation of the Anjuman, the late Allama (RA) started a campaign of educational awareness by lighting a lamp in the darkness of Kashmir and today they are witnessing glorious results of that struggle against ignorance.

“The deeds of late Mirwaiz in connection with the establishment of Anjuman almost one and a half hundred years ago and the rise of educational awareness among the people of Kashmir through it, deserve to be written in very important and golden letters,” they said.

The speakers said that like in the past, Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam is still engaged in educating children of poor and backward classes and making them aware of their rights.

On the occasion, a blessed and enlightening gathering of Qur'an recitation was organised by the Islamia Oriental College for the elevation of the status of the late Allama (RA) in Jannah. 

Special prayers were also offered in favour of Allama Rasool Shah (RA) and all his comrades and all the former presidents, teachers, members and devotees of Anjuman.

At the end, Zainab Muneer, a 12th class student studying in Islamia Higher Secondary School, who achieved 3rd position in science stream, was conveyed congratulations and best wishes on behalf of the institution and the incarcerated Mirwaiz. (KNS)

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