Farooq, Omar Abdullah pay tribute to Hazrat Moulana Syed Qasim Shah Bukhari ( RA)

 Srinagar, 21 May(KNS): The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and Member of Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah on Sunday paid rich tributes to noted scholar Hazrat Moulana Syed Qasim Shah Bukhari (RA) on his death anniversary to be observed on Ist day of Islamic month Zul Qa'dah.

In a statement, Dr Farooq Abdullah said Bukhari Sahib had a long-standing association with the party founder Sher e Kashmir, who had a high opinion of his scholarly acumen and spiritual standing as well.
“Kashmir has been an alcove of great saints and sages, who have brought laurels home through their labour in the field of Quranic learning, Hadith and Tasawuf; Hazrat Qasim Shah (RA) was one among them. He commands a position of repute in the star-studded galaxy of such sons of the soil of Kashmir. Besides teaching numerous scholars, students; Hazrat Bukhari Sahib is also credited with numerous illustrious works in the field of Islamic theology and Tasawuf. May Almighty elevate his stations in Jannat. On his death anniversary, I pay my earnest tributes to him," he said.
Vice President Omar Abdullah also paid rich tributes to Hazrat Qasim Shah (RA) while recalling his immense contribution towards Islamic learning and theology. He prayed to the almighty to elevate his stations in Jannat.
Meanwhile, Dr Farooq and Omar Abdullah also greeted people at the annual Urs observances of Hazrat Syed Saleh Khan (RA) of Khan Sahib Budgam and Hazrat Baba HyderReshi (RA) of Anantnag. The duo prayed that the day augurs well for Kashmir and brings everlasting peace and prosperity to the lives of people.
Among other party leaders, Ali Muhammad Sagar, Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Nasir Aslam Wani, Abdul Rahim Rather, Muhammad Shafi Uri, and Mubarak Gul, also paid tributes to the revered scholar HazratQasim Shah Bukhari (RA).
State Secretary Sakina Itoo, South Zone President Dr Bashir Ahmed Veeri, Central Zone President Ali Muhammad Dar, District Presidents Altaf Ahmed Wani, G A Shah have also greeted people on the annual Urs observance of Hazrat Baba Hyder Reshi (RA) and Hazrat Syed Saleh Khan (RA) praying the auspicious Urs observance act as a harbinger of long-term peace, prosperity and amity in J&K.(KNS).

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