JUMAT-UL-VIDA OBSERVED WITH RELIGIOUS FERVOR
Thousands Join Congregational Prayers; Day Observed As Youm-e-Quds
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Aug 17: Jumat-ul-Vida - the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan - was observed today in all the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir with complete reverence, devotion and religious fervor.
The largest congregational gathering was witnessed at centrally located historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar were thousands of people joined the prayers. Hurriyat Conference chairman 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-Ahlehadith, Gawkadal; Asar-e-Sharif, Janab Sahib, Soura; Asar-e-Sharif, Shehri Kalashpora; Ziarat-e-Makhdoom Sahib, Khanqah-e-Mualla and different Imambaras.
In south Kashmir, people in large numbers offered the Jumat-ul-Vida congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid Hanfia, Jamia Masjid Ahlihadith, Bait-ul-Muqaram and Rehat-Ded Masjid in Islamabad town. Huge congregational prayers were also offered in Ziarat-e-Sharief Khiram, Kabamarg, Kund, Aishmuqam and Bijbehara areas of the district.
In Kulgam the biggest congregational prayers were held in Jamia Masjid.
Huge congregational prayers were also witnessed in Khankah Tral, Jamia Masjid Shopian and Jamia Masjid Pulwama.
Thousands of Muslims also offered Jumat-ul-Vida prayers in all other districts of state.
Meanwhile, the Jumat-ul-Vida was also observed as Yoom-e-Qudus and Yoom-e-Kashmir in the state.
Special prayers were offered for the freedom of Kashmir and Palestine.
In this connection, the Hurriyat Conference (M) had formulated a resolution which was be 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 Isreali 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.
A procession was taken out from the Imambara Chadoora which went through the main market and culminated at the local Ziyarat. The procession was attended first time by people from both the Shia & Sunni communities which according to locals was a great achievement.
“Israel & 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 this enemy together” said one of the protestor Sajad Hussain Mir of Doyan Chadoora.
Addressing the people Aga Syed Yousuf Imam of Jamia Masjid (Jafria) Chadoora explained in detail the importance of Youm e Quds , he appealed people to maintain unity among Shias and Sunnis.
Moulana Mustaffa while addressing the gathering said that Isreal and America are the worst enemies of Muslims and he stressed upon people to raise their voice against atrocities committed by these two countries against the Muslims across the world.
Social Activist and Convener of J&K RTI Movement Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat also addressed the gathering and stressed upon unity among Shias and Sunni Muslims.
Youth 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.
A massive crowd gathered in Kargil town to celebrate the AL-QUDS day, a solidarity march for the occupied people of Palestine by the imperialist and Zionist forces under the banner of Islamia School Kargil. Thousands of people observing fast had gathered at Qatilgah for the Friday prayers under the scorching sun which seemed like a test for them from their Almighty lord.
Later, under the guidance of the Imam e Juma wal Jamat, Hujjatul Islam Wal Muslameen Sheikh Musa e Sharifi, 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.
The crowd passed through Lal Chowk Kargil and Main Bazaar Kargil and gathered at Islamia School Chowk Kargil.
Number of Religious Scholars addressed the crowd. They spoke at length on the issues of human rights and condemned the mass killing of innocent people around the world. The renowned scholars stressed the fasting people to observe patience and redeem the true teachings of Islam.
The Vice President Islamia School Kargil Hujjatul Islam wal Muslameem Syed Jammal Ud Din Mossavi appealed to the Government of India to support the call of millions of Muslim of India and discard diplomatic relation with Israel.
Finally, Imam-e-Jumma wal Jamat Sheikh Mussa Shareifi ended the procession with with Dua Khair.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 18 Aug 2012 00:00:00 IST
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