Prayers allowed at Srinagar’s Grand Mosque, first time since 2019

Srinagar : For the first time since 2019, Shab-e-Qadr prayers were allowed at the 14th-century Grand Mosque in downtown Srinagar. on Monday night

Muslims in the Kashmir valley observed the holy night of Shab-e-Qadr with religious fervour as they gathered at mosques and shrines for prayers and Quran recitation.

Last month, the authorities barred prayers for Shab-e-Barat, another religious festival, at the grand mosque, which added to the significance of the Shab-e-Qadr event.

The Hazratbal Shrine saw the biggest congregation. Devout Muslims also gathered at Jamia Masjid in the Nowhatta area, Dast-e-Geer Sahib, and Sayed Yaqoob Shah shrines.

Preachers and religious scholars took the opportunity to highlight the teachings of Islam and various aspects of the life of the Prophet Mohammad, urging Muslims to follow the same.

Muslims worldwide observe night-long prayers on the 26th night of Ramzan to celebrate the first revelation of the Holy Quran to Prophet Mohammad.

The festivities come as the fasting month of Ramzan is about to end.