Srinagar, June 02, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, shab-e-Qadr also known as Laylat-ul-Qadr was observed with religious zeal and gaiety across Jammu and Kashmir, last night. People offered nightlong prayers and recited holy Quran in mosques and shrines across Kashmir. Shab-e-Qadr, celebrated on the 27th night of Ramadan every year, is extolled in the tradition as “better than 1000 months”. During this night, Muslims spend most of the time reciting Quran, and offering special Ramadan prayers (Taraweeh).
The biggest congregation was held at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar where thousands of people joined special prayers during the night and also listened to sermon on teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Thousands of people also participated in nightlong prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar where Kashmir’s chief cleric and Hurriyat forum Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq delivered a sermon after ‘Taraveeh’ prayers. In their sermons, the Islamic scholars underlined the importance of this holy night.
Big congregations were also held in different mosques across Kashmir including at shrines of Saeed Yaqoob Sahab (RA) Sonwar, Sayeed Mansoor Sahab (RA), Makhdoom Sahab (RA), Shrine of Gous-ul-Azam Dastgeer (RA) at Khanyar, Khwaja Naqashband Sahab (RA) and other shrines in the Valley. The devotees prayed for peace and well-being of people.
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