Srinagar, April 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, thousands of devotees thronged Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar and offered night-long prayers to observe Shab-e-Meraj.

Residents from Hazratbal and other areas were seen offering tea and eatables to devotees. Some of the religious and social organizations had also erected makeshift tents to serve Kewha to the devotees.

The holy relic was displayed after every prayer, today, at the shrine – the major reason devotees throng shrine to have glimpse of it.

Night long prayers were also held at Jenab Sahib Soura, Asar-e-Sharif Shehri Kalashpora, Ka’aba Marg, Asar-e-Sharif, Baramulla, Aham Sharif, Bandipora and other places.

Religious scholars in their sermons highlighted the importance of the night and its blessings. They also highlighted teachings and various aspects of life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The night long prayers were also held in various masjids and shrines across occupied Kashmir with most of them reverberating with holy Quranic verses.

Meanwhile, Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema Patron and Chairman Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, prayed for peace in the world and betterment of Muslim Ummah saying that Meraj-e-Alam promoted the element of quest for knowledge and research in the world.

“On the auspicious occasion of Meraj-un-Nabi (PBUH), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressed a large congregation of devotees at historic Aali Masjid Eidgah in Srinagar after Nimaz-e-Maghrib on Thursday. He threw light on the event and the philosophy of the Meraj-e-Rasool (PBUH),” MMU said in a statement.


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