Lailat-ul-Qadr observed across Jammu and Kashmir

According to majority of Islamic scholars, Lailatul Qadr falls on night of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak 27 but it is better to search it in odd nights of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak.

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Devotees at Kashmir’s grand mosque Jamia Masjid Srinagar making supplication on the occasion of Lailat-ul-Qadr- 2018- Photo: Iqbal Beigh

Srinagar, June 12 (Only Kashmir): Like other parts of the world, Muslims across the Jammu and Kashmir on Monday night observed Lailat-ul-Qadr or Shab-e-Qadar with religious zeal and zest. The largest gathering of followers was reported from Kashmir’s historical grand mosque Jamia Masjid Srinagar followed by Dargah Hazratbal.
The Muslims across Valley thronged different central mosques and shrines and held night long prayers on the occasion. The night is observed on every 27th day of Ramadan. Muslims believe that on Shab-e-Qadar the holy book Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The night has special significance in Islam as it is believed better than one thousand years of worship.



According to majority of Islamic scholars, Lailatul Qadr falls on night of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak 27 but it is better to search it in odd nights of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak.
Messenger of ALLAH (Blessings of Allah and peace be on him) told us to search for Shab-e-Qadr in the odd numbered nights, in the last ten days of Ramzan. So, the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th night of Ramadan could be Shab-e-Qadr.
At Jamia Masjid Srinagar thousands of faithful offered night long prayers followed by the sermon delivered by Kashmir chief cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
Similar congregation prayers were held across the Jammu and Kashmir. The second largest gathering as per the reports onlykashmir[dot]in received here was held at Dargah Hazratbal Srinagar.



Earlier, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti felicitated people of the State on the occasions of Shab-e-Qadr. In her message, the Chief Minister appealed to people to pray wholeheartedly during this night for peace, prosperity and brotherhood in the State. She said the blessed night, during which the Holy Quran was revealed, is an occasion for us to introspect our lives, seek Allah’s forgiveness, generosity and guidance. (OK)