Junaid Jamshed Mosque, a Karachi mosque built in the memory of late religious scholar, Junaid Jamshed, that had been under-construction for a while now, finally opened its doors to general public on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018.
Singer Chowrangi in Korangi’s J. Unit Two area, the mosque has been built to commemorate the life of late singer-turned-evangelist, Junaid Jamshed.
The news of this mosque’s opening was shared by Sanam Baloch, a TV show anchor.
“The Junaid Jamshed Masjid’ has been inaugurated today at Singer Chowrangi, Korangi at J. Unit 2, Karachi. Such a beautiful mosque. It has been named in loving memory of our beloved and dearest JJ. Please do remember Junaid Bhai in your prayers,” she tweeted.
‘Junaid Jamshed Masjid’ has been inaugurated today at Singer Chowrangi #Korangi at J. Unit 2, #Karachi. Such a beautiful mosque. The mosque has been named in loving memory of our beloved and dearest #JJ. Please do remember Junaid Bhai in your prayers! 🙏 #JunaidJamshed #Ramazan pic.twitter.com/dQ52QCam2G
— Sanam Baloch (@SanamBalochfans) May 22, 2018
On December 7, 2016, flight PK-661 crashed near Havelian KPK after one of its two turboprop engines reportedly failed while travelling from Chitral to Islamabad, killing 47 people on board, including our beloved scholar, Junaid Jamshed.
Before turning towards religion, Junaid Jamshed was the lead vocalist of a popular boy band named Vital Signs. He changed his route at the climax of his singing career to follow religion actively which is why everyone respected him even more.
In one of his interviews with the Express Tribune, he was asked what compelled him to change his path towards religion. He stated, “When I saw Muslims the world over suffering in one form or another, it started to play on my mind.”
“I started interacting with religious scholars busy finding ways of arresting the ummah‘s decline. The very thought that they were thinking about my family, the ummah and I was very noble.”
“Here, I was living in a very selfish world; all we did was think about ourselves and not care about anyone else. All that affected me,” he added.
Junaid Jamshed left a legacy behind him that continues to inspire hundreds every day.