PESHAWAR: Al-Quds Day was observed in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the last Friday of Ramazan to condemn the brutalities against innocent Palestinians and occupation of Al-Quds by the Israeli forces.
Processions were taken out under the aegis of different organisations, including Mutahidda Ulema-o-Mashaikh Council at Sher Shah Suri Road and Wahdatul Muslimeen at Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Peshawar.
The participants set Israeli flags on fire and shouted slogans against its oppression on Muslims in Palestine.
The procession was led by Allama Mohammad Shoaib and others who highlighted the plight of those being barred from even offering prayers at the Muslims’ holiest shrines in Israeli-controlled areas and urged the Muslim Ummah to take a unified stand for liberation Al-Quds from the Israeli occupation.
They were carrying placards and banners inscribed with various slogans against Israeli aggression on innocent Palestinians.
Jumatul Wida observed in KP
The speakers demanded of the Muslim countries to sever diplomatic ties with Israel.
They regretted that the Israelis were resorting to barbarism against Palestinian Muslims, but the Islamic world as well as the United Nations had been playing the role of a silent spectator.
The protesters resented failure of the Cooperation to raise voice against the Israeli brutalities. They demanded of the UN and OIC to stop Israel from committing aggression and expel the Zionists from the holy places of Muslims.
Al-Quds Day was also observed in Parachinar to express solidarity with the Muslims of Palestine. The protesters demanded early liberation of Al-Quds from the Israeli occupation.
The rally in this regard was led by former Senator Allama Abidul Hussaini. The khateeb of central mosque at Parachinar, Allama Fida Mazahiri, and Agha Munir Hussain also spoke on the occasion and condemned the illegal occupation of Muslim holy places by the Israeli forces.
JUMATUL WIDA: People also observed Jumatul Wida in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including the merged tribal districts, with religious reverence and zeal under anti-corona SOPs on Friday.
The people offered prayers in mosques as the last Friday of the fasting month held special significance to the Muslimsand sought forgiveness.
In Peshawar, congregations were witnessed in almostallmajor mosques of the provincial capital, including historic Masjid Mohabat Khan, DerveshMasjid, SonehriMasjid, Speen Jumaat and others.
The ulema and mashaikh delivered special sermons on the importance of Ramazan and Eidul Fitr.
They also asked the people to follow the standard operating procedures to protect themselves from the coronavirus.
Published in Dawn, May 8th, 2021