Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadhan, is being observed today with reverence, devotion and religious fervour across Jammu and Kashmir.
However, this year, congregational prayers will remain suspended at Dargah Hazratbal and historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar in view of surge in COVID19 positive cases.
Every year, the biggest congregations are traditionally held at revered Hazratbal shrine and Jamia Masjid in Downtown Srinagar. However, in view of pandemic, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Wakf Board had announced suspension of celebrations and congregational prayers at Masjids and shrines affiliated to it in view of threat of the coronavirus.
Similarly, Jamia Masjid Srinagar Aniuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid announced that Jummat-ul-Vida and Shab-e-Qadr programmes at the grand Masjid stand cancelled due to exponential rise in COVID19 cases and lockdown which has been imposed in the wake of second wave of coronavirus.
Following safety guidelines and adhering to COVID19 SoPs, the Muslims in Kashmir have been offering prayers in local Masjids. They are expected to hold Jumat-ul-Vida observation at locals Majids amid adherence to COVID19 protocol.