SRINAGAR: An important meeting of members and office bearers of Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid and Jamia Masjid Trader’s Union was held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Ajuman president Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at Auqaf headquarters here.
A statement issued here said the meeting finalised preparations for the upcoming Jumat-ul-Vida (last Friday of Ramadhan) and the Lailatul Qadr and framed a plan to put in place all the possible facilities for thousands of worshippers who are set to throng the historic Jamia Masjid on these occasions.
It was decided that the congregational Friday prayers will be offered at 2:30 pm on Jumat-ul-Vida while as Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will deliver his Friday sermon from 12:30 pm onwards.
It was also decided that Isha prayers will be offered at 10 pm followed by Taraweeh prayers on Shab-e-Qadr after which Mirwaiz will lead the prayers for repentance besides shedding light on the significance of the night of blessings.
Mirwaiz directed the Auqaf members to ensure adequate cleanliness, round the clock power and water supply at the grand masjid so that devotees don’t face any inconvenience.
It was decided that the Auqaf members will get in touch with the SMC, drainage department and power department and seek their cooperation on the auspicious occasions of Jumat-ul-Vida and Shab-e-Qadr so that the surroundings of Jamia Masjid stay clean at a time when Kashmir is witnessing rise in temperatures.
Anjuman-e-Auqaf general secretary assured the meeting that he will stay in touch with the concerned departments for the smooth conduct of both the occasions. The Auqaf has appealed to worshipers to bring prayer mats along to avoid inconvenience while offering prayers.