ELABORATE SECURITY arrangements were made here on Alvida, the last Friday of Ramzan when Muslims collectively offered namaz in various mosques.
The traffic was diverted and patrolling was intensified in hypersensitive areas of the city. Huge rush was witnessed at Shahmaroof, Jama Masjid, and Nakhas Chowk, Reti crossing, Gorakhnath and other localities.
Addressing to the people, Pesh Imam Jama Masjid Maulana Abdul Jalil Mazahari appealed the Muslim community to introspect themselves. ‘Muslims are forgetting the teaching of Prophet Mohammad, therefore, they are facing problems and crisis, he added.
He appealed them to offer Namaz five times a day as it is a safeguard for the Muslims from various evils.
In his half an hour address, Mazahiri said, ‘Islam is religion of peace and it is the duty of the followers of Islam to establish sustainable peace in the world’. He expressed his concern over the forces linking Islam with terrorism and firmly stated, ‘Islam is religion of brotherhood’.
He quoted several Hadees of Prophet Mohammad and said the best thing is the character and behaviour of the Muslims. He appealed to Muslims to be sensitive for the problems faced by their neighbours and exhorted them to extend helping hand to the needy people and their neighbour irrespective of religion and caste.
Alvida prayer was also offered at Jama Masjid Gorakhnath, Madina Masjid, Sangi Masjid and other mosques in the city. After the Namaz, people were busy in last minute purchasing for the Eid and rush was witnessed at the stall of Sewain.
Earlier administration has imposed ban on entry of the traffic from Narmal taxi stand to Ghanta Ghar.
Similarly, the traffic movement from Alhedadpur, Raiganj to Ghanta Ghar and from Buxipur to Bhua Shaheed and Reti crossing were restricted.