Pakistan an extension of Riasat-e-Madina: Faisal Zahid Malik Rich tributes paid to late Zahid Malik for his commitment to Islam, Ideology of Pakistan & Kashmir Cause
People of Pakistan have immense regard and deep respect for the family that has been keeping keys of the Roza-e-Rasool (SAW) for centuries.
It is indeed a matter of great honour for those who take care and look after the Prophet’s (Peace Be Upon Him) mausoleum.
They are adored by the Muslims worldwide. This is why a large number of Pakistan’s eminent personalities, politicians, businessmen, former chief justice, educationists, retired and in-service bureaucrats, lawyers and religious scholars on Thursday assembled at a reception hosted by Pakistan Observer in honour of Key holder of Roza-e-Rasool (SAW) Sheikh Nuri Muhammad Ali.
Among those who attended the reception organized the lush green lawn of the residence of late Zahid Malik’s family included former Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, former Prime Minister of AJK, Sardar Muhammad Attique Khan, Senior Vice Chairman of the Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC) Mian Muhammad Javed, former Information Minister Nisar A Memon, PTI’s leader Senator Dr Wasim Shehzad, former federal minister Dr Ghulam Hussain, Ahsanuddin Sheikh Advocate, Sajjad Nasheen of Barri Imam, Raja Sarfaraz Akram, DIG Islamabad Police Waqar Ahmed Chohan, Zahid Mehmood Kazmi from Faisalabad, Ambassador of Bahrain in Pakistan Mohamed Ebrahim Mohamed Abdulqader, CEO of Roots Millennium Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq, social activist Dr Jamal Nasir, Advocate IK Rizwan, veteran journalist Abdul Wadood Qureshi, Chief Executive of Shifa International Hospital Dr Manzoor Qazi, Chairman Sunni Council Sahibzada Saeedur Rasheed Abbasi, Director, Shahzad International Group of Companies, Shahbaz Zaheer, Dr Ibrarul Hasnain, Dr Salman Ahmed, Allama Qazi Abdul Qadeer Khamosh, well-known businessman Yaqoob Tabali and others.
Two eminent Naat Khwan Muhammad Khawar Naqshbandi and Mehmoodul Hassan Ashrafi had travelled all the way from Karachi to participate in the reception and recite Naat and Salam on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Editor-in-Chief of Pakistan Observer, Faisal Zahid Malik welcomed His Spiritual Eminence Sheikh Noori for accepting the invitation and sparing some moments for his family.
“We have been carrying forward the golden legacy left to us by our late father and founder Editor-in-Chief of Pakistan Observer Zahid Malik. Deep association and Ishq with Prophet of Islam Hazrat Mohammad (SAW) was inalienable part of his personality,” said Faisal Zahid Malik.
“My father used to say Pakistan is an extension of Riasat-e-Madina or State of Madina and today we are lucky to have Madina’s most respected personality among us,” said Faisal Malik.
Eminent religious spiritual personality Allama Qazi Abdul Qadir Khamosh delivered his address in Arabic and briefed the visiting dignitary about the services of Zahid Malik whose internationally acclaimed book “Mazameen-e-Quran” is considered an easy comprehensible handbook on various subjects discussed in Quran. He was a true Pakistani and a patriot and always advocated good friendly relations with Arab countries. Pakistan he said valued its relations with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and would never hesitate to stand by its brotherly country whenever the moment called for it.
At the end, Sheikh Noori Mohammad led prayers for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan and success of its people. Qari Muhammad Zeshan Haider recited holy verses while Prof Assad Ali presented Na’at on the occasion.
Earlier, on his arrival Sheikh Noori was escorted by Group Managing Editor of Pakistan Observer Omer Zahid Malik to the venue and received by Executive Editor Gauhar Zahid Malik upon arrival.