‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’ commences with Qur’an recitation, Fateha prayers

‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’ commences with Qur’an recitation, Fateha prayers
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Tributes paid to Mirwaiz Moulvi Farooq, Abdul Gani Lone, Hawal martyrs

SRINAGAR: In connection with the commencement of ‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’ (martyrs week), the recitation of Qur’an and special Fateha prayers were held across Kashmir in memory of ‘Shaheed-e-Milat’ Mirwaiz Moulvi Farooq, ‘Shaheed-e-Hurriyat’ Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone and the martyrs of Hawal massacre of May 21, 1990.
A statement issued here said the recitation of holy Qur’an was held at Hurriyat Conference (M) and Awami Action Committee (AAC) headquarters – Mirwaiz Manzil, Rajouri Kadal – in Srinagar and at district headquarters including Anantnag, Kupwara, Langate, Duru, Lolab, Kralapora, Adipora,Hab Dangerpora, Warpora, Pattan, Qazigund, Shopian, Budgam, Chadoora, Pakherpora, Sopore, Bandamulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Pulwama and Bandipora.
Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) and AAC president Mirwaiz Umar Farooq presided over the function.
Mirwaiz also presided over the valley-wide Husn-e-Qirat Mehfil was also organised by the Anjunam-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid. Hurriyat members, workers, and imams of various masajids participated.
The statement said the Qur’an recitation was held with a sole aim of attracting youth towards Qur’an and its teaching. “The recitation of Qur’an programme assumed significant owing to the fact that fasting month of Ramadan is just a day away and that it was in the same month in which holy Qur’an was revealed upon the beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW).”
In the Husn-e-Qirat programme, students of Hifz of various Darul Ulooms, who have memorised Qur’an by heart, participated.
“The first position was bagged by Qari Israrul Haq of Kanzul Ulloom Ganderbal, second position by Qari Talib Hussain of Darul Uloom Dawoodiya Srinagar, third by Qari Manzoor Ahmed Mir of Sadatul Quran Nagabal, and fourth by Qari Burhan Shafiq of Darasgah Farooqiya Hawal, Srinagar,” the statement said.
Mirwaiz distributed prizes among the winners while as the duties of jury were performed by Qari Riyaz ul Haq Qasimi, Qari Muhammad Ishtiyaq, and Qari Aijaz Ahmed. The function was moderated by Moulana M S Rehman Shams.
Speaking on the occasion, Imam and Khateeb of Jamia Masjid Srinagar, Moulana Syed Ahmed Naqashbandi, paid tributes to ‘Shaheed-e-Millat’, ‘Shaheed-e-Hurriyat’ and martyrs of Hawal massacre and offered Fateha prayers.
Prominent Islamic scholars present on the occasion included Mufti Muhammad Abdullah Qasimi, Moulana Inayatullah, Mufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon, Muhammad Yasin Shah and Molvi Altaf Ahmed.
The biggest function to pay tributes to ‘Shaheed-e-Millat’, ‘Shaheed-e-Hurriyat’ and martyrs of Hawal massacre was held at Hurriyat (M) headquarters Rajbagh Srinagar where besides recitation of Qur’an, special tributes were paid to martyrs, the statement said.