Auqaf Announces Friday Prayers At Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: The management of the historic Jamia Masjid announced on Wednesday to hold congregational Friday prayers in view of the ongoing holy month of Rabi-ul-Awwal

In a statement issued here, a spokesperson of Anjuman Auqaf, Jamia Masjid said that while all mosques, shrines, Imambaras including, the Hazratbal shrine have opened for prayers in view of the ongoing holy month of Rabi-ul-Awwal and diminishing graph of COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory, the authorities have no justification to keep Jammu and Kashmir’s largest place of worship -Jamia Masjid closed.

“Therefore, Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar has decided that in view of the occasion of the blessed birth of the holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW), the grand mosque will be opened for Friday prayers on October 15, 2021 under strict observance of COVID-19 SOPS and guidelines,” he said.

On the occasion, he said, people will make special arrangements for prayers to seek salvation of humanity from COVID-19 pandemic along with repentance of sins, before Almighty Allah.

The Auqaf spokesperson also expressed hope that the authorities will end 28-month “illegal and arbitrary” house detention of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and allow him to resume his centuries-old duty of the Mirwaizeen-e-Kashmir.

 “The Anjuman hopes that on the occasion of the month of Rabi-ul-Awal, the Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir is allowed to fulfil his official responsibilities from the pulpit of the Jamia Masjid, and guide people on various issues they face in society,” he added.

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