Governor, Omar greet people
Shab-e-Qadr, also known as Laylat-ul-Qadr was observed all over Kashmir on Friday night with great religious zeal and gaiety.
People offered night long prayers and recited holy Quran in Masjids and shrines across Kashmir. Shab-e-Qadr, celebrated on the 27th night of Ramadan every year, is the anniversary of two important dates in Islam during Ramadhan. The first verses of the Holy Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) during this night and it is also the anniversary of the night in which Holy Quran was revealed in its entirety.
Thousands of people offered prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Old City and Hazratbal shrine. Similar congregations were held in different mosques across Kashmir. The night remained abuzz with Islamic ceremonies and prayers. Biggest congregations of nightlong prayers were also held at the shrines of Saeed Yaqoob Sahab (RA) Sonwar, Sayeed Mansoor Sahab (RA), Makhdoom Sahab (RA), Shrine of Gous-ul-Azam Dastgeer (RA) at Khanyar, Khwaja Naqashband Sahab (RA) and other shrines in the Valley.
The devotees prayed for peace in the state and well being of people. The night is considered the most blessed of all the nights of the year.
Meanwhile, Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah greeted people on the occasion of Shab-e-Qadr
Governor in his message hoped that this auspicious occasion would strengthen the bonds of communal harmony and brotherhood and be a harbinger of amity, peace, progress and prosperity in the State.
The Chief Minister in his message wished prosperity, development and peace to the State.