Night-long prayers held at Hazratbal, Charar-e-Shareef, other shrines, masjids across Valley; Prayers disallowed at Jamia Masjid, Mirwaiz Placed under house arrest, says Auqaf


Srinagar,Apr 06:The auspicious occasion of Shab-e-Qadr, also known as ‘Lailatul Qadr,’ was observed with religious fervor and devotion across Jammu and Kashmir.

The air was filled with a sense of spiritual anticipation and devotion. Locals across Jammu and Kashmir had made special arrangements for prayers and gatherings in mosques, shrines, and homes.

From Srinagar to Jammu, the faithful are gearing up for a night of deep reflection, supplication, and seeking divine blessings.Speaking about the significance of Shab-e-Qadr, local resident of Hazratbal, Mohammad Umer said that this night holds immense importance in Islam.

“It is believed to be better than a thousand months and marks the revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). We spend this night in prayers, seeking forgiveness, and asking for blessings,” he said.Furthermore, political leaders and officials extended their warm greetings to the people on this auspicious occasion.

“All district SSP’s and police officials were instructed to facilitate the movement of people and provide support for the smooth observation of the blessed night,” said IGP Kashmir Vidhi Kumar Birdi said.

“I would also like to extend my greetings to the people of J&K on this blessed occasion and ask people that we are always to help and facilitate them during these concluding days of Ramadan including Eid.

“Soon after Maghrib prayers, faithful were seen rushing towards the revered shrine of Hazrabal and Charar-e-Shareef for nightlong prayers. Many people were seen climbing the stairs of the shrine of Hazrat Sultan-ul-Arifeen (RA) in downtown.

The biggest night-long congregation was recorded at Hazratbal and Charar-e-Shareef shrines besides other shrines and masjids across the Valley.Meanwhile, in a statement Anuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid said that following Asr prayers authorities closed the gates of Jamia Masjid while the police asked people to vacate the mosque premises.

“The Auqaf was informed that the observance of taraweeh or Shab Khani on the auspicious occasion of Shab-E-Qadr will not be permitted at the Jama Masjid. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was again placed under house arrest earlier this afternoon,” the statement said. The Anjuman Auqaf expresses profound disappointment at the decision of the authorities.


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