Mirwaiz Grieved; Sagar Condoles Demise
Srinagar: Amid sobs and shrieks, hundreds on Friday bid adieu to Muhammad Yasin Shah, the Mua’zzin of historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, who passed away on Friday morning after a brief illness, at his home in downtown Srinagar.
Shah, besides calling for prayers, would recite eulogies at the central mosque on Friday’s and other congregational events.
A cross section of society paid rich tributes to the departed and prayed for his eternal peace.
The funeral prayers of Shah were offered inside the Jamia Masjid compound just before the congregational Friday prayers.
Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar expressed grief and sorrow over his demise and termed it a big loss for the religious fraternity of Kashmir.
In a condolence meeting chaired by Auqaf General Secretary Haji Altaf Ahmad Bhat, rich tributes were paid to Yasin for his six-decade-long sincere and selfless services to Jamia Masjid.
Amid moist eyes, prayers were offered for the departed soul. The services of the family of Yasin towards Jamia Masjid for the past century were also recalled by the members.
During the meeting, members recounted that after his father’s death, late Yasin would uninterruptedly call for prayer, say “Azan” five times each day at the Jamia Masjid.
They said that the sweet and melodious voice of the deceased used to attract thousands of Namazis to throng the Jamia Masjid. “Yasin was a great Naat Khwan. His rendition of the Naats would so deeply move people spiritually and emotionally, that they could not control tears rolling down their faces,” the meeting recalled.
On hearing about the demise of Yasin, Kashmir’s chief cleric and Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq expressed deep grief and termed it a big loss for the people of Srinagar.
Mirwaiz could not attend the funeral prayers of the departed since he is under house detention.
He, however, expressed condolence with the bereaved family and prayed for Jannat-ul-Firdous to Muhammad Yasin Shah. He also regretted that he could not lead the Janaza prayers of the deceased or pay tributes to his great services at the condolence meet of the Anjuman, nor express sympathy with the bereaved family, personally.
Meanwhile National Conference (NC) Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of Yasin Shah.
In his condolence message, Sagar paid tributes to the deceased for his six-decade long service to the Jamia Masjid saying the sweet voice of the deceased will continue to resonate in our ears.
“The passing away of Molvi sahib has deeply saddened me. I pray for peace to his soul in the highest echelons of Jannat and forbearance to the bereaved family and admirers of his at this difficult time. I share their grief and express my unison with them,” he said in a statement.
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