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Prominent cleric Molana Sheikh Jala_ul_din of Lar Ganderbal dies after brief illness

Thousands attend funeral; religious, social, political, cultural organisations express condolences

LAR GANDERBAL :Prominent cleric from Lar area of Ganderbal district, Molana Sheikh Jala_ul_Din immam khateeb of Zeyarat Hazrati Mir Syed Shah Sadiq Qalander RA Watlar passed away today after brief illness.

Thousands of people saturday attended the funeral prayers of renowned Islamic scholar Molana Sheikh Jala_ul_din at Watlar Ganderbal.

A resident of Lar town of Ganderbal district, he breathed his last late Friday evening after a brief illness.

The Islamic scholar was Imam Khateeb of Zeyarat Hazrati Mir Syed Shah Sadiq Qalander RA Watlar. He was a religious scholar who worked for religious harmony and unity among different sects in the society.

Coming to know about his death, thousands of people from different areas of Kashmir gathered near his residance in Watlar and joined his funeral procession.

The Nimaz-e-Janazah of the religious scholar was held at 10:00 am at Lawns of Zeyarat Hazrati Mir Syed Shah Sadiq Qalander RA Watlar and thousands of people participated in the prayers, while many noted Islamic preachers and scholars were seen in the funeral procession.

Various religious bodies and educational organisations termed his death a huge loss for Muslim Ummah and in their condolence messages said that he always worked to spread the teachings of Islam,
Various religious, social and political organisations including Traders Federation, and many religious organisations condoled over the demise of Maulana Sheikh Jala_ul_din Lari and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family.

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