Anantnag, Apr 29: Khair e Aam Trust, a south Kashmir based trust run by Idara Tehiqqat e Islami distributed Sehri to thousands of devotees on the ocassion of Laylat ul Qadr at Jamia Masjid Anantnag, where the largest congregration in Anantnag took place on Laylat ul Qadr.
Thousands of devotees from nooks and corners of south Kashmir on Laylat ul Qadr reached Jamia Masjid of Anantnag, who were served food at the time of Sehri. Women and men numbered in thousands thanked the trust for arranging Sehri for the devotees.
Prayers were offered at 10 PM at the Jamia Masjid constructed in the 16th century by the Sufi saint, Hazrat Baba Hyder Reshi and the food was served by the volunteers of the trust by 2:30 AM among devotees from far-flung areas of the south Kashmir region.
“They have been doing it for several years now. It gets tough to travel with food from such a long distance. It is great that they arrange Sehri for the devotees,” Abdul Rahman Mir, a devotee from Kandimarg, which is more than 40 kilometeres away from Jamia masjid said.
Pertinetly, it was after two years that Laylat ul Qadr congregation prayers were held here.
Dozens of young volunteers of Khair e Aam trust, which includes females serve food in the hospitals almost twice every month. “We do this for the service of Allah and we have a strong belief in the ideals of our patron, who always believed in serving Kashmiris by all means,” Waseem Ahmed Ganie, a volunteer said.
The trust was founded by the late Mirwaiz of south Kashmir, Dr. Qazi Nisar Ahmed, who was assassinated by unknown gunmen in June 1994.