Bhubaneswar, May 31 (LocalWire): Celebrated on last Friday of the holy month of Ramzan, Alvida Jumma, or Jumma Tul Wida, holds a great significance for Muslims who observe Roza.
Alvida Jumma is considered the second holiest day of the month of Ramzan and people offer prayers on this day, also called Alvida Jumma Namaz, marks the end of Ramzan.
On this day, all Muslims, even those who did not observe fast, make sure to offer their prayers at mosques.
Every year, Alvida Jumma is celebrated in Odisha with religious fervour and sanctity. Muslims seek divine blessings at mosques for peace and progress of the country and unity of humankind.
Muslims recite the Quran, offer special prayers and help the poor to receive god’s blessings. It is said that helping the needy during these days bring prosperity and blessings to Muslims.
In Bhubaneswar, thousands of Muslims gather at the main mosque on this day to feed the poor and needy.
The devotees take bath in the morning and wear new clothes and a skull cap.
“Today is the most blessed day of our lives, we pray for forgiveness so as to lead a happy and peaceful life,” Reshma Jaan Bibi, a resident of Cuttack, said.
“We celebrate the last Friday of Ramzan, we celebrate it as a sign of brotherhood and happiness,” Azan khan, a resident of Bhubaneswar, said.