Srinagar: While greeting the whole Muslim Ummah in general and the Kashmiri nation in particular on the inception of the holy month of Islamic calendar Ramadan, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani prayed to Almighty Allah to make this month a blessing for us.
He said that the month of Ramadan is a perfect and complete training course for the Muslims to adopt a pious and virtuous life and we should utilize this period to get rid of all our bad habits.
In a statement issued to KNS, Syed Ali Geelani appealed all the restaurant owners to respect this month and cooperate in making a pious atmosphere. While appealing for charity donations for the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat in the month of Ramadan, Syed Ali Geelani said that this is the month of patience, tolerance and sympathy and the Muslims allover the world donate generously in this month for their downtrodden brethren.
It is the month of charity and it creates a beautiful environment of helping each other.
He said that the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu Kashmir is on the forefront of the freedom struggle of Kashmir and besides it this organization is active on other social fronts also. Social service is an important objective of this organization and the initial work in this regard has been started.
While reiterating his appealing for constituting a disciplined and organized Bait-ul-Mal (charity organization) in each locality, Syed Ali Geelani said that our nation is going through very difficult times and a political uncertain and instable situation is prevailing in this region. Each passing day brings a new tragedy and increases the number of widows and orphan children here. In these situations we have a responsibility to play a part in supporting and helping the needy people who get affected in this struggle.
He said that the holy month of Ramadan is an ideal time for this work and Bait-ul-Mal should be constituted in every locality where it is still missing. He said that the sincere Ulmas and Islamic Scholars have a role to play in this regard to educate the people about the importance of helping the needy in Islam. (KNS)
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