Lucknow: The timing of Friday prayers changed for peace on the festival of Holi, there was a change from half an hour to an hour
In the city’s mosques, prayer timing has been extended from half an hour to an hour. Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahli, Imam of Islamic Center of India and Idgah, urged both sides to respect each other’s religious sentiments and maintain peace and tranquility.
Juma Namaz, Shab-e-Barat, and Holi all fall on the same day. The timing of special Friday prayers has been changed to maintain peace and tranquility in the city. In the city’s mosques, prayers have been extended from half an hour to an hour. While at the same time, Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahli, Imam of Islamic Center of India and Idgah, has urged everyone to be respectful of each other’s religious sentiments and maintain peace and tranquility.
Jama Masjid located at Aishbagh Idgah has moved its Juma prayers from 12:45 to 2 pm. Masjid Aishbagh, Medina Mosque of Chowk, Masjid Takwiatul Iman at Nadan Mahal Road, Hata Shakku Mian Masjid at Hasanganj at 2 o’clock, Masjid Shahmina Shah, Masjid Ek Minara at Akbari Gate, Masjid Anas at Kachha Bridge, Masjid Maawiya at Chaupatia, Garhi Kanaura Masjid Khajur Wali and Masjid Siddiqiya located, Masjid Qadir Khan at Talkatora, Masjid Chand Wali and Masjid Shekhul Alam at Madheganj, Masjid Khamdi at Eveready Square, Masjid Khamdi at Abrar Nagar Masjid Medina, Masjid Osmaniyan and Dor Wali Masjid at Daliganj, Masjid Ring Road and Khurramnagar The timing of Juma prayers at Masjid Fatimi at 1:30 and Masjid Takia Wali in Madheganj and Kapurthala Masjid in Aliganj has been extended to 1:45 pm.
Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahli, Imam of Idgah, said you should pay homage to ancestors only after 5 p.m. He advised people not to use fireworks during Shab-e-Barat and to offer Juma prayers in the mosque in the Mohalla.