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Large Number of Devotees Gather for Friday Prayers at Jamia Masjid During 2nd Week of Ramadan

2nd Friday of Ramadan: Devotees in large number offer prayers at Jamia Masjid

Embrace piety, virtue: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Rehan Qayoom Mir

Srinagar, Mar 22 (KNO): On the second Friday of the holy month—Ramadhan, a large number of devotees thronged the historic Jamia Masjid here in Old City area of Nowhatta, participating in the congregational prayers led by the head cleric Mirwaiz Molvi Umar Farooq.

The air resonated with prayers and spiritual fervor as worshippers gathered to offer Friday prayers, marking a significant moment in the month of fasting.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the Jamia Masjid witnessed a significant turnout of devotees, reflecting the deep-rooted religious sentiments of the community.

Despite a wet spell and overnight rain, the devotion of the worshippers remained unwavering as they came together to seek blessings and spiritual guidance during this holy month.

Expressing joy and gratitude, worshippers told KNO, the atmosphere here is truly uplifting and serene. “It’s a blessing to be able to gather with fellow believers and pray together,” said Umer, one of the devotees.

He added, offering prayers in Ramadan at Jamia Masjid is a cherished moment for Kashmiris, as the serenity of this sacred place during Friday prayers fills our hearts with peace and gratitude.

Tahir, another local from Nowhatta, added, I feel a sense of peace and tranquility every time I step into Jamia Masjid during Ramadan. It’s a time when our community comes together, united in prayer and reflection.

Moreover, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the spiritual leader and preacher, delivered sermons, captivating the hearts of the listeners with his words of wisdom and guidance.

Meanwhile, as per a statement issued to KNO, Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr. Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq conveyed to Muslims the significance of Ramadan as a pivotal period for fostering piety, self-discipline, and moral excellence.

He encouraged the faithful to view Ramadan as a divine gift, urging them to deepen their connection with Allah throughout this hallowed time.

Delivering a sermon at the historic Central Jama Masjid Srinagar, on the occasion of the 11th Ramadan and the month’s second Friday, Mirwaiz addressed a large assembly of worshippers who braved inclement weather to attend. He described Ramadan as a period showered with blessings and divine mercy, encouraging all to embrace the month’s spiritual benefits through faith and devotion.

Highlighting the essence of fasting beyond mere physical abstention, Mirwaiz underscored the importance of eschewing sins and embodying righteousness as dictated by the Qur’an and Hadith.

He stressed the holistic observance of Allah’s commands and avoidance of prohibitions, which transforms individuals into devout, mindful, and grateful believers, enriched with faith and trust.

Furthermore, Mirwaiz advocated for the support of the underprivileged during Ramadan, emphasizing that aiding those in need amplifies the virtues of this sacred month—(KNO)

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