SRINAGAR- Peer Shams-ud-Din, deemed as one of the oldest surviving Tablighi Jamaat figures’, passed away on Friday afternoon at Kupwara. He was 90.
Peer Shams-ud-Din, as per family, was suffering from protracted illness for the past several years and subsequently breathed his last at his makeshift accommodation in Masjid Murshideen.
Din known for his religious acumen is deemed to be among the oldest Tableeghi Jamaat figures, who travelled across the length and breadth of Kashmir and outside, exhorting his fellow Muslims to practice the religion as per the Quran and sayings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Thousands of people participated in his Nimaz-e-Jinaza held after Maghrib prayers at Masjid Murshideen in Kupwara.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Mr Omar Abdullah have expressed profound grief over the demise of noted scholar of Peer Shams Ud Din Sahib of Lolab, Kupwara. The deceased was also related to the late Hazrat Maulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri (RA).
In their condolence message, the duo prayed for peace to the departed and much-needed strength to the bereaved. They also expressed unison with the scores of devotees and tutees of the deceased and termed the passing away of Peer Sahib, a big loss for the world of Islamic learning and theology.
Recalling his contribution, they said that Peer sahib was instrumental in transforming the lives of numerous students with his ease of illuminating exposition and profundity.
Meanwhile, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani visited the residence of the bereaved in Kupwara and expressed solidarity with them in their hour of grief. District president Qaisar Jamsheed Lone also participated in the Namaz e Janaza of the deceased along with scores of local party unit functionaries.
Chairman Kashmir Welfare Trust and President of Nigeen Lake Conservation Organization, Manzoor Wangnoo as also condoled Per Sahab’s death. “It is a huge loss to Kashmir that can never be filled,” Wangnoo said while paying rich tributes to him for his massive contributions to Kashmir.