Mirwaiz urges Hajj pilgrims to hold special prayers for peace in Kashmir

Mirwaiz urges Hajj pilgrims to hold special prayers for peace in Kashmir

Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while felicitating the Hajj pilgrims from Valley urged them to hold special prayers for the peace, development and prosperity in Kashmir.
The statement said: “While addressing the Friday gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid here, Mirwaiz impressed upon all the Hajj pilgrims, who are embarking on the pious journey in the weeks ahead, to remember Kashmiri people in who have faced immense issues and problems since past many decades and to seek Allah’s mercy on them and end to their miseries and pain in Harmain Shareefain and Madina-e-Toiba.”
He also shed light on the philosophy of Hajj and stated that Hajj is the fifth pillar in Islam which is obligatory for every Muslim who can afford the cost of the journey. He said the Hajj pilgrimage should purely be for the supplication and seeking Allah’s blessings.
“Hajj also recalls the great contribution and sacrifices of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and his son Prophet Ismail (AS) which was made obligatory in 9th Hijri of Islamic calendar and was followed as the obligation by Muslims across the world after the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) performed the Haj along with more than 15,000 companions,” he noted.
Mirwaiz urged Hajis to remain cautious while performing the holy journey, especially Tawaaf of holy Kabah and other obligatory prayers and to ensure their Hajj is done in the same way as taught by the great and revered Prophet (SAW).