Urs Hazrat Umar (RA) observed with reverence

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Srinagar—The Urs Mubarak of the illustrious companion of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and 2nd Khalifa of Muslims Hazrat Umar-e- Farooq (RA) was observed on Tuesday with full reverence and religious fervour across Valley.

The largest function in this connection was held at Hazratbal Shrine here where thousands of devotees had a glimpse of holy relic after every congregational prayer.

Special prayer meetings were also organized at Asar-i-Sharief Shehri Kailashpora, Kaba Marg, Aham Sharief Bandipora, Pinjora Shopian, Khiram Sarhama, Jenab Sahab Soura, Lal Bazar, Dargah Akmilia Hawal and other Masajid and shrines.

Born in 581 AD in Mecca, Hazrat Umar (RA) belonged to a family of the Quraish. Under him, the caliphate expanded at an unprecedented rate, ruling the Sasanian Empire and more than two-thirds of the Byzantine Empire.

 

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