Shia, Sunni Muslims offer namaz together in Lucknow, special arrangements for women
For the fourth year in a row, Shia and Sunni Muslims on Wednesday offered joint namaz on Eid-ul-Azha at Shahnajaf Imambara in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknowlucknow Updated: Aug 22, 2018 21:16 IST
For the fourth year in a row, Shia and Sunni Muslims on Wednesday offered joint namaz on Eid-ul-Azha at Shahnajaf Imambara in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow.
The namaz was followed by an Eid Milan programme organised and managed by a team of non-Muslim volunteers.
Several known faces, including former DGP Javeed Ahmad, participated in the joint namaz.
The organisers had made special arrangements this year for women to offer prayers. Participants from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar, who were visiting Lucknow for the festival, participated in the programme organised to promote communal harmony.
The namaz was led by Maulana Mustafa Nadvi.
Like previous years, citizens from other religious communities were present to witness the event and lend support to the cause during the Eid Milan programme organised by Shoulder to Shoulder Foundation, a non-profit organisation.
In view of the devastation caused by floods in Kerala, the volunteers had kept donation boxes at the venue for people to contribute to help rebuild the southern state.
These were particularly useful for those not adept at net banking and other such means.
The amount collected will be transferred to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
First Published: Aug 22, 2018 21:13 IST