Religious fervour marks Jumat-Ul-Vida in Kashmir

FARZANA SYED. Dated: 6/9/2018 4:47:33 AM

SRINAGAR, June 8: Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramzan, was observed across Kashmir valley today with religious fervor and piety.
On this revered occasion, devotees in huge numbers swarmed the mosques, shrines and other religious places across the valley to offer congregational Friday prayers where in sermons were delivered by the religious scholars and clerics who shed light on the essence of Jumat-ul-Vida.
The largest Friday congregation was held at the historic Jamia Masjid here in Nowhatta Srinagar and Hazratbal shrine wherein thousands of devotees flocked and offered Friday prayers.
Men, women and children in huge numbers visited the Jamia Masjid where Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressed a huge gathering of devotees and delivered religious sermon.
The second largest congregation was witnessed in Hazratbal shrine Srinagar where people in large numbers could be seen swarming at the shrine throughout the day.
Prayers and religious sermons were delivered at other religious places across the city where people in large numbers participated to offer prayers on the holy occasion of Jumat Ul Vida.
On the occasion of Jumat-Ul-Vida traffic, department had put into place special arrangements especially for the all devotees coming from other districts of valley to Srinagar.
Traffic diversions were made for the vehicles plying towards Hazratbal and Jamia Masjid to avoid the traffic jams along the routes.
Huge congregation was held at different mosques and shrines across the valley.
“Today is the last Friday of the blissful and holy month of Ramzan. On this divine occasion we pray for peace to our valley. We pray for happiness and prosperity to our people. May God ease our miseries and sufferings.” a group of devotees at Hazratbal shrine said.
On the holy occasion of last Friday Congregation was held at the shrines of Khan kai Moula, Ziyarat Makhdoom Sahab (RA), Ziyarat Dastageer Sahab (RA) Khaanyar, Jinab Saab Soura, Kalashpora, Saeed Sahab Sonwaar, Jamiate Ahlehadith, Gawkadal, Asar-e-Sharif, Sarai Bala, and several other mosques and other shrines in Srinagar.
According to news sources, congregational prayers and religious gatherings were held at major mosques and shrines of districts of the valley across north Kashmir, south Kashmir and central Kashmir where in religious scholars delivered sermons and explained the essence of Jumat-ul-Vida.
Congregations were held in Anantnag, Sopore, Baramulla, Bandipora, Budgam and several other parts of the valley where people in huge numbers participated and offered congregational prayers.



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