‘Jum’at-ul-Vida’ observed as Al Quds day in Kashmir
Srinagar: Jum’at-ul-Vida, the last Friday of holy Ramzan, was observed s Al Quds day across Jammu and Kashmir in solidarity with besieged people of Palestine on the call of joint resistance leadership (JRL).
Special prayers were offered for the “freedom of Kashmir and Palestine” across the state. A JRL prepared resolution was read and adopted by the people during traditional Friday sermons by religious preachers.
The largest congregation gathering was witnessed at historic Jamia Masjid in Capital city Srinagar’s Nowhatta area where Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressed the devotees.
The second largest gathering was witnessed at Dargah Hazratbal here where thousands of people, including men, women, and children joined the congregational Friday prayers.
Congregational prayers were also held in all masjids and shrines across 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-Maulla, and different Imam-Baras.
In southern parts of Kashmir Valley, people in large numbers offered Jum’at-ul-Vida congregational prayers at Jamia Masjids.
Reports from Chenab Valley said that people gathered in large numbers despite sweltering heat to offer prayers in different Jamia Masjids of towns and peripheral areas.
Large congregations were seen in Markazi Jamia Masjid Bhadarwah, Jamia Masjid Gatha, Jamia Masjid Doda, Masjid Noor Doda, Jamia Masjid Thathri, Jamia Masjid Gandoh, Jamia Masjid Kilhothran and Jamia Masjid Kahara.
Reports of large Friday prayers congregations were also received from Banihal, Kishtwar, Ramban, Gool, Batote, Bhadarwah Jammu and Leh.