SRINAGAR: Octogenarian religious personality and Mu’azzin of historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar, Moulvi Yasin Shah passed away today morning after a brief illness.
In a statement issued to KNS, Anjuman Auqaf Jama Masjid Srinagar expressed deep grief and sorrow over his demise and termed it a big loss for the religious fraternity of Kashmir especially those who would visit Jamia Masjid.
His Nimaz-e-Janazah was offered at 10.30 am before the congregational Friday prayers in view of the COVID-19 situation.
In the condolence meeting held by Anjuman Auqaf General Secretary Haji Altaf Ahmad Bhat, rich tributes were paid to Moulvi Yasin Sahib for his six-decade-long sincere and selfless services to Jama masjid.
“Amid moist eyes, prayers were offered in favor of the departed soul. The services of the family of late Yasin sahab towards the Anjuman and Jamia masjid for past century were also recalled by the members,” it said.
During the meeting, members recounted that after his fathers death, late Yasin Sabab would uninterruptedly give the call to prayer, the “Azan “five times each day at the Jamia Masjid. Auqaf members while paying glowing tributes to Moulvi Shah Sahib termed him a true Aashiq-e-Rasool (SAW).
They said that the sweet and melodious voice of the deceased used to attract thousands of namazis to throng the Jamia Masjid on hearing his Azaan. “Yasin sahab was a great Naat khwan. His rendition of the Naat would so deeply move people spiritually and emotionally, that they could not control tears rolling down their faces”, the meeting recalled. (KNS)