Shab-e-Baraat observed across Kashmir
Srinagar, Apr 21: Shab-e-Baraat (Night of Absolution) was observed across Kashmir Valley with great religious fervour past night.
In Srinagar, the largest congregations were held at the historic Jama Masjid and Dargah Hazratbal where thousands of men and women prayed seeking forgiveness for their sins.
At Jama Masjid, the gathering was addressed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who threw light on the importance of Shab-e-Barat. During his sermon, Mirwaiz urged people to follow the footsteps 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 ‘Touba Istegfaar majlis’ on the occasion.
The participants during the night long-prayers with moist eyes sought forgiveness from Almighty Allah. Mirwaiz also prayed for the betterment of Kashmiri people and offered special Fateha prayers for those who passed away since past one year in particular and those who died during past 30 years of conflict in Kashmir, in general.