Srinagar, May 12: As Shab-e-Baraat (Night of Absolution) was observed across the sub-continent, with religious fervor, the largest congregation was held at the historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar were thousands of men and women prayed towards the almighty seeking forgiveness for their sins. The program was organised by the Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar.
The gathering was addressed by Mirwaiz e Kashmir Mohammad Umar Farooq who threw light on the importance of Shab-e-Barat. During his tableeg Mirwaiz urged people to follow the foot-steps of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the guidelines for a fruitful life as laid out by the holy Quran. Mirwaiz in his speech emphasized the importance of seeking forgiveness for sins from the Almighty Allah. He also led special Istegfaar prayers during the night.
The participants with moist eyes sought forgiveness from Almighty Allah during the entire night. During the nightlong prayers, Mirwaiz prayed for the health of ailing prisoners lodged in various jails across the State and outside. He also prayed for the betterment of Kashmiri people and offered special fateh prayers for those who passed away since past one year in particular and those who died during past 27 years of conflict in Kashmir, in general.
Mirwaiz also prayed to Almighty for deliverance from tyranny and injustice that people of Kashmir are undergoing and beseech the almighty to take the people out of it. (KNS)