Srinagar: Kashmir’s chief cleric Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq Friday paid tributes to the revered saint and the founder of Islam in Kashmir Hazrat Ameer-e-Kabeer Meer Syed Ali Hamadani (RA) popularly known as Shah-e-Hamdan on annual Urs.
In a statement, Mirwaiz said that Shah-e-Hamdan (RA) was not only a great scholar and a religious leader but also a philosopher, writer and traveller.
He said that Shah-e-Hamdaan was an intellectual of high repute who contributed much for mobilisation of Islamic faith through his teachings, publications, and personal propagation.
Mirwaiz said that Ameer-e-Kabeer spent his life in propagating Islam and undertook several extensive tours through difficult terrains and over hazardous routes to persuaded thousands of people to embrace Islam.
He said it was because of the efforts of the Ameer-e-Kabeer that people of Kashmir embraced the greatest religion of Islam forever.
Mirwaiz said the teachings of Mir Syed Ali Hamdani did not spread only the word of Allah, but he also brought with his art, craft, skills and industry which boosted the economy of Kashmir and brought economic revolution. He said due to those skills and crafts Kashmiris earned global fame for hundreds of years.
Mirwaiz urged people of Kashmir to follow the footsteps of the great saint to get closer to the Almighty Allah and his beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as that’s the best way to show our affiliation and respect to the great scholar.
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