Qazi Adeel Abbasi Memorial Lecture
New Delhi: After his retirement from political life in 1952 freedom fighter and founder of Deeni Talimi Council Qazi Mohammad Adeel Abbasi told Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in reply to a question that not only his language was being killed but his faith was also in danger. He said that he was bidding goodbye to his political career to safeguard and promote his mother tongue Urdu. He stuck to his words till death, said Maulana Mohammad Khalid Siddiqui Nadwi, Shaikul Hadith, Nadwatul Ulema, Lucknow at Qazi Adeel Abbasi Memorial Lecture here on 6 September which was sponsored by United Muslim of India. He said that intellectuals and ulema of the country acknowledge the services of Qazi Abbasi because he was our national and Milli leader in the true sense and we can achieve success, too, by following in the footsteps of such leaders.
Presiding over the function, former head of the department of Urdu at Delhi University and currently visiting professor of Kashmir University, Prof. Abdul Haq referring to Qazi Adeel Abbasi’s services said that the role of some dynamic leaders in the political, religious and educational awakening of Muslims of the country is the brightest chapter of our peerless civilisation. We need to remember their achievements and acknowledge their services in order to make future generations aware of their services and sacrifices. Qazi Abbasi was a farsighted leader, crusader for the cause of Urdu, and protector of literary values, moving spirit behind Deeni Talimi Council and a man of lofty ideals.
After Independence our society has become a victim of pessimism and diffidence. Removing the atmosphere of disappointment and fear, and creating the spirit of determination and optimism was the most notable achievement of Qazi Abbasi and his colleagues.
Some other speakers also spoke on the occasion and paid tributes to him.
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