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February 15, 2009

Pir Naseeruddin laid to rest

Sports

February 15, 2009

Rawalpindi

Renowned religious and spiritual personality and custodian of Golra Sharif shrine, Allama Syed Pir Naseeruddin Naseer Gilani was laid to rest in his native graveyard here on Saturday after Asr prayers.

Custodian of Baghar Sharif, Kahuta Sahibzada Allama Sajid-ur- Rehman led the funeral prayer, which was attended by a large number of political, social and religious personalities besides hundreds of thousands of his followers from across the country and abroad.

The traffic remained jammed, as the main Peshawar Road was completely packed with the vehicles that were lined up to Tarnol. Besides devotees people from all walks of life attended the funeral prayers and every one was seen grieved at the death of Pir Naseerud Din Naseer Gilani. Pir Naseerud Naseer was buried near the grave of his father Khawja Moeenud Din who was famous and known by his name ‘Lala Jee’.

He was a great religious scholar, renowned poet and author of almost 36 books on Islam, the Quran and Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) including ‘Lafz-e Allah ki Tahqiq’, ‘Quran Majid key Aadab-e Tilawat’, ‘Mawazna-e Ilm-o Karamat,’ ‘Kia Iblees Alim Tha,’ ‘Pakistan men Zalzala ki Tabah Karian,’ and ‘Musalmano k Arooj-o Zawal ke Asbaab.’ Mysticism was his field of specialisation with regard to research in history and religion.

Pir Naseeruddin Shah was the grand son of Pir Mehar Ali Shah (known as Pir of Golra Sharif). He was the son of late Hazrat Pir Syed Ghulam Muinuddin Gilani, known as Elder Lalajee. Elder Lalajee had inherited three sons Hazrat Babuji (RA) named them ‘Ghulam Naseeruddin’, ‘Ghulam Jalaluddin’, and ‘Ghulam Hissamuddin..Pir Ghulam Moinuddin’ died on 11th May 1937 (29th of Safar 1356) and at that time, Elder Lalajee was of 17 years and Lalajee was of 11 years of age.

His services as scholar as well as preacher of Islam would always be remembered.

Mushtaq Ahmed, Khadim of the late Pir Naseerud

din Naseer told ‘The News’ that arrangements have been made for the stay of people who came from other countries to attend the funeral.

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