Jumat-Ul-Vida observed across JK Historic Jamia Masjid witneessed largest Congregational Prayers

Jumat-Ul-Vida observed across JK Historic Jamia Masjid witneessed largest Congregational Prayers

Srinagar, August 2: (GNS) Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday of this blessing month of Ramadan was observed today across Jammu and Kashmir State with reverence and religious fervor while as Jumat-ul-Vida was also observed as Youm-e-Quds and Youm-e-Kashmir (Quds and Kashmir Day) in the state. Reports reaching Srinagar based news gathering agency GNS said that thousands of people joined the prayers at centrally located historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, hence witnessed the largest congregational gathering. Chairman of APHC (M) Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq on the occasion delivered the Friday sermon, throwing light on the importance and blessings of the day. The second largest congregational gathering was witnessed at Hazratbal Shrine here where thousands of people offered Jumat-ul-Vida prayers. From early morning thousands of devotees’ bound vehicles could be seen on their way to Dargah, Hazratbal. The congregational prayers were also held at all Masajid and Shrines in Srinagar including Masjid Jamiat-e-Ahle Hadith, Gawkadal, Asar-e-Sharif, Janab Sahib Soura, Asar-e-Sharif Shehri Kalashpora Ziarat-e-Makhdoom Sahib, Khanqah-e-Mualla and different Imambaras. In North Kashmir, people in large numbers offered the Jumat-ul-Vida congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid Hanfia, Jamia Masjid Ahle Hadith, Jamia Masjid Murshadin, Markazi Jamia Masjid Muqam-e-Shahwali in and around Kupwara town. Huge congregational prayers were also offered in Ziarat-e-Sharief Muqam-e-Shahwali and Drugmulla areas of the district. In Baramulla, the biggest congregational prayers were held in Bait-ul- Mukarram Jamia Masjid. Huge congregational prayers were also witnessed in Khankah Sopore, Jamia Masjid Paattan and Jamia Tangmarg. Thousands of Muslims also offered Jumat-ul-Vida prayers in all other districts of state including Baderwah, Banihal and Ramban areas. Meanwhile, special prayers were offered for the freedom of Kashmir. In this connection, the Hurriyat Conference (M) had formulated a resolution which was put before the huge congregations at Masjids, Imam Baras, Khanqahs, and Shrines by the Hurriyat leaders for their approval. A huge demonstration was held against Israeli occupation of Palestine and Bait Ul Muqqadas at Chadoora town in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The demonstration was held to mark the Youm-e-Quds. Meanwhile, peaceful protest marches were taken out from across the Kashmir Valley including Srinagar, Budgam, and Baramulla which went through their respective markets. The processions were attended by people from both the Shia and Sunni communities which according to locals was a great achievement. “Israel and USA are our common enemies and they don’t kill us in the name of Shia or Sunnis but they kill us in the name of Muslims, so why shall we not fight against this enemy together” said one of the protestor. Youth also held protest demonstrations against the alleged massacre of Muslims in Myanmar and Assam here in this South Kashmir town. As soon as the Friday congregational prayers concluded youth carrying placards and banners reading “Stop Genocide against Muslims in Myanmar and Assam”, “Down with US and down with Zionists” marched towards Lal Chowk. They were also shouting slogans against US, India and Myanmar government. Kargil town also witnessed huge gathering as a mark of solidarity march for the occupied people of Palestine by the imperialist and Zionist forces .Thousands of people observing fast had gathered at Qatilgah for the Friday prayers. They led a procession of more than ten thousand people carrying banners in all colors in support for the people of Palestine. The enthusiastic crowd was chanting slogans against the Zionist regimes. Number of religious scholars addressed the crowd. They spoke at length on the issues of growing human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir State and condemned the recent Ramban killing. The renowned scholars stressed the fasting people to observe patience and redeem the true teachings of Islam. (GNS)

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