Devotees offer congregational Friday prayers at Hazratbal on Mehraj-Ul-Alam

Srinagar :  The congregational Friday prayers in connection with the Mehraj-Ul-Alam, the auspicious occasion of Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) ascension to heavens, was held at Hazratbal in Srinagar with religious fervour.

Thousands of people including women and children gathered at Asar-e-Sharief Hazratbal, housing the holy relic of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), on the bank of Dal Lake to offer the concluding Friday congregational prayer on the occasion..

A large number of people also participated in night long prayers “Shab Khawani” during which special prayers were offered on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

Soon after the first prayer of the day “Fajr” namaz was offered today at the Hazratbal shrine, a priest displayed the “Moie-e-Muqadas” or Holy relic of the Prophet before the devotees on the occasion. The devotees had the glimpse of the holy relic also after Friday prayers.

Late night prayer functions were also held at Jenab Sahab Soura Srinagar, other shrines and mosques of the valley.