Srinagar: Chairman People’s Democratic Front (PDF) Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen has greeted muslim umma especially people of Kashmir on the auspicious Urse Sharief of Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (R.A).
In his felicitation message Hakeem while greeting people on the Urs of Shahi Hamdan sb ( r. a) said that he introduced Islam in Kashmir and brought socio- religious awakening and transformation among the people. He preached and propagated Islamic studies in Kashmir with dedication and devotion.He said Shahi Hamdan sb (r.a) . brought masters of ancient and historic arts and crafts from Central Asia to Kashmir who trained local populace to improve their livelihood. ” This humanitarian gesture of Shahi Hamdan ( r. a) proved as a silver lining for economic ,social and religious emancipation of the people, ” Hakeem added. He said in 1372, Shahi Hamdan (r. a ) came to Kashmir along with 700 sayyids and followers to preach Islamic teachings.
Among these seven hundred followers, who accompanied him to Kashmir, were men of arts and crafts who popularized these wonderful crafts among the local populace. He said because of Shah Hamadan (R.A) these wonderful arts and crafts turned Kashmir into a world famous handicrafts hub which brought about a revolution in the thinking and living process of the local populace.
PDF Chairman while recalling contribution of Hazrat Shahi Hamdan (r. a) , said that he made Islamic teachings known to the people in Kashmir, improved their beliefs, made efforts for the building of their character and laid down a fool-proof base for their economic progress . ” Whole Kashmir shall ever remain highly indebted to Hazrat Shahi Hamdan r. a) for his love, affection and concern towards the people of Kashmir, ” Hakeem maintained.