In connection with the commencement of Hafta-e-Shahadat, recitation of Quran in memory of Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone, and the martyrs of Hawal massacre was held in various areas today.
The main function was held at Jamia Masjid Srinagar. Clerics, Imams, Islamic scholars, prominent citizens and locals from various areas of Srinagar participated in the function.
Soon after Quranic recitation, a Valley-wide Husn-e-Qirat competition was organised by the Anjunam-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid which was presided over by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
In the Husn-e-Qirat program, Qaris from scores of education Institutions and Darul Ulooms from across Kashmir participated. The first position was bagged by Qari Gazi Abu Bakar, of Darul Uloom Bilaliya, second position was bagged by Qari Talib Hussain of Darul Uloom Dawoodiya Srinagar, third by Qari Mushtaq Ul Islam of Markaz Al Maarif Bathendi Jammu, and fourth by Qari Ajaz Ahmad Bhat of Anwar uloom Lolab respectively.
Mirwaiz, who presided over the function, distributed prizes among the winners while as the duties of jury were performed by Qari Inayat Ullah Qasimi, Qari Muhammad Ishtiyaq, and Qari Aijaz Ahmad Mir. The function was moderated by Moulana M.S Rehman Shams.
Prominent Islamic Scholars that include Molana Ahmad Sayed Naqashbandi, Moulana Inayatullah, Mufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon, Muhammad Yasin Shah and General Secretary of Auqaf Altaf Ahmed, were also present on the occasion.
Meanwhile Quran Khawani to pay tributes Shaheed-e-Milat, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat and matrys of Hawal massacre was also held at APHC headquarters Rajbagh Srinagar.