Mirwaiz Umar Farooq delivers sermon at the shrine
Thousands of devotees on Monday offered Khwaja or Khoja Digar – special mass prayers after Asr – to mark the Urs of Khwaja Naqshband Sahib (RA) at his shrine in Khwaja Bazar area of Srinagar.
A sermon before the traditional prayers was delivered by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who also led special touba-e-Istigfaar prayers (repentance prayers) at the shrine.
During his sermon, Mirwaiz said that the Uswa-e-Hasana (the way of living) of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has been and will continue to be the best path to follow and walk upon, not only for Muslims but entire mankind.
Mirwaiz while paying tributes to the great saint stated that he worked tirelessly for the establishment of Tawheed and implementation of Sunnah among the Muslims of the world.
He said great Sufi saints like Hazrat Khwaja Bahaudin (RA) were the blessed and chosen ones by Almighty Allah to spread the teachings of the revered Prophet Muhammad (SAW) among people who dedicated their life to it.
“Their life is a living example of piety and simplicity. They guided humanity and showed them the spiritual path of getting closer to Almighty Allah and helped to kindle compassion and kindness among them. The light of their teachings and exemplary lives penetrated the darkness of ignorance and doubt,” Mirwaiz said in his sermon.