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Another mosque rehabilitated in Punjab


Fazilka: Majlis Ahrar Islam-e-Hind under the leadership of Punjab’s Shahi Imam Maulana Habibur Rahman Sani Ludhianvi has been actively working for liberating occupied mosques in Punjab and has so far got a number of illegally occupied mosques liberated or those that were lying vacant since partition and gradually being destroyed with ravages of time. In this task he achieved yet another success when the Jama Masjid of Fazilka, parts of which were occupied and used as godown, was reclaimed and namaz was offered there for the first time in 63 years.

It may be stated in this connection that Fazilka is a city of Punjab from where Pakistan’s border is just at a distance of six kilometres and where not a single mosque has so far been freed from occupation and used for namaz. Because of this, Muslims of the city were facing great difficulty in offering namaz, particularly on Fridays. Its Jama Masjid whose building is large and beautiful was got vacated with the efforts of Majlis Ahrar Islam-e-Hind and with the help of other important people of the city. Shahi Imam Maulana Habibur Rahman Sani Ludhianvi congratulated all Muslims for rehabilitation of this Jama Masjid.

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On 2 January, namaz led by Punjab’s deputy Shahi Imam and chairman of Punjab Waqf Board’s Committee for religious affairs, Muhammad Usman Rahmani Ludhianvi, was offered for the first time in 63 years. Many important Muslims participated in this namaz. Local Muslims warmly received honourable guests who had come here to participate in this namaz. Before the Friday namaz, Muhammad Usman Rahmani Ludhianvi delivered an emotional speech in Punjabi in the presence of about one thousand Muslims who had come here from far and near, hearing which the eyes of many of them were filled with tears of joy.

Since the beautiful Jama Masjid is in a very bad shape because of decades of neglect and ravages of time, its repair work will be started soon. For this work Punjab Waqf Board has sanctioned a grant of Rs two lakh.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 January 2011 on page no. 22

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