SRINAGAR: The major shrines and Masjids in Srinagar witnessed huge rush of devotees during the congregational Friday prayers while authorities claimed that thousands of people offered prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta and Dargah Hazratbal shrine.
Srinagar police in a tweet informed that the congregational prayers concluded peacefully and said that 18,000 people offered Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Nowhatta while 50,000 people attended prayers at Dargah Hazratbal.
“Friday afternoon Prayers on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramzan concluded peacefully in all the mosques of Srinagar. Below are pictures from Jamia Masjid, nowhatta & Hazratbal Dargah wherein around 18,000 & 50,000 devotees attended Friday prayers respectively,” Srinagar Police tweeted.
On the first Friday of Ramadan, the Muslims from different parts of the Valley reached Dargah Hazratbal shrine and Jamia Masjid to attend the congregational prayers.
At Jamia Masjid Srinagar and Dargah Hazratbal shrine, the religious clerics highlighted the teachings of Islam and also the importance of the holy month Ramadan.
Notably, Waqf Board, Jammu and Kashmir has made special arrangements this year at Hazratbal shrine where the tents in large numbers have been erected for the devotees in the lawns so that they will not face any hardships during rains or hot weather conditions. (KNO)