The Muslims across the country Friday observed the holy Jumatul Wida, the last Juma (Friday prayers) in the holy month of Ramadan, with religious fervour,
A large number of devotees attended the Juma prayers at different mosques. Special munajats were also offered at all mosques in the country after Juma prayers, seeking divine blessings for peace and progress of Bangladesh and unity of the Muslim ummah.
The largest Jumatul Wida congregation was held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital. Thousands of devotees took part in the congregation and sought blessings of Allah for peace of the departed souls of their near and dear ones and also for the peace and prosperity of the Muslim Ummah.
Thousands of devout Muslims rushed to the mosque from 12 noon to offer the Ramadan’s last Juma prayer.
The mosque was full with devotees with people spilling over on either side and stretching to the road.
Special arrangements were made to accommodate the devotees at mosques in different parts of the city.
At many places, the devotees even offered prayers on roads adjacent to mosques.
Khateebs and Imams delivered sermons highlighting the significance of Jumatul Wida.
The last Friday of Ramadan is the most important date in the Muslim calendar. Muslims all over the world pray at mosques on the last Friday before the end of Ramadan.
Jumatul Wida has a special significance since it is a prelude to the departure of holy month of Ramadan and considered the harbinger of the end of the showering of divine blessings that characterize the holy month. Holy Prophet (pbuh) also stressed the sanctity of this day.