Custodian of Eidgah Sharif pays rich tributes to Zahid Malik on 6th death anniversary


Compilation of ‘Mazameen-e-Quran,’ ‘Mazameen-e-Hadith’ a great service to Islam, Ummah: Speakers

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Intellectuals, scholars, educationists and religious leaders on Thursday paid rich tributes to late Founder Chairman of the Nazriya Pakistan Council and Founder Editor-in-Chief of Pakistan Observer Zahid Malik for leaving behind a living legacy in the form of two masterpieces “Mazameen-e-Quran” and “Mazameen-e-Hadith.”

Addressing on the occasion of the 6th death anniversary of Zahid Malik (October 5, 1937-Sept 1, 2016) they called him a true Pakistani, a devoted Muslim, a great scholar and a role model journalist.

A reference was held at the Aiwan-e-Quaid, Fatima Jinnah Park while the collective Dua and Fateha Khawani was held at the Eidgah Sharif Rawalpindi.

At the Eidgah Sharif, Pir Naqeeb-ur-Rehman led special prayers for eternal peace and blessings of the departed soul.

Family members including Executive Editor of Pakistan Observer Gauhar Zahid Malik and others along with journalists, social workers attended the prayers offering special Dua for the departed soul of Zahid Malik.

Pir Naqeeb said Zahid Malik was not only a journalist and an intellectual, but he was also a religious scholar, a patriotic Pakistani. This is the time we should follow his noble example, he said.

At the Aiwan-e-Quaid, the speakers said Zahid Malik had indeed done a commendable job by doing a subject-wise compilation of the two books “Mazameen-e-Quran” and “Mazameen-e-Hadith,” they said.

The reference was organized by the NPC Council Secretariat and presided over by ex-Deputy Secretary General of the Milli Yakjehti Council and well-known scholar Dr Saqib Akbar. Another noted scholar, intellectual and poet Hafiz Noor Ahmed was the chief guest on the occasion. Director Media and poet Anjum Khaliq conducted the proceedings of the reference.

Dr Saqib Akbar called Zahid Malik a true follower of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) and a staunch admirer of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. Zahid Malik, he said, did journalism as a mission and always upheld Pakistan and prosperity of Pakistan as his top priority.

For his devotion to Islam and association with the Prophet of Islam (Peace Be Upon Him), he wrote the two above-mentioned books to convey to the people, particularly the youth the message of Islam and the Prophet in simple and easy language, he said.

Another achievement of Zahid Malik was the founding of the NPC. This demonstrated his devotion for the Ideology of Pakistan which he always upheld with utmost passion, he said.

According to chief guest Hafiz Noor Ahmed, Malik was a vocal advocate of the Ideology of Pakistan, freedom of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir and Pak-China Friendship. He never compromised on principles and had the courage to speak truth in front of the rulers of the day, he said.

For his services to the country in the field of journalism the government of Pakistan decorated him with the prestigious civil award Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2011.

At the end of the reference, collective Dua and Fateha Khawani were offered for the departed soul of late Zahid Malik.

At the end of the reference, collective Dua and Fateha Khawani were offered for the departed soul of Zahid Malik.

The Quran Khawani and Dua-e-Maghfirat for the departed soul of late Zahid Malik were organised by the workers, staff members, management of the newspaper and fans at the head office ot Pakistan Observer in Islamabad and Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad and Sialkot.

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