Lucknow: India is a land of composite culture and it is a place where people of all religions, castes, sects and sex thrive. In Lucknow showing signs of change after a long drawn extension of pandemic restrictions, the city has also seen the Muslim brethren offer their special prayers at the Asifi Masjid in a break of pandemic tradition.
After a gap of five months due to the Corona pandemic, on 27 August 2021, special prayers were offered at the Asifi Masjid in the Iqteda of Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawad Naqvi. The last time that the city saw Friday prayers were on 9 April 2021, after which due to the increasing cases of corona and the lockdown, the Jumma prayers had to be postponed at the behest of Imam Juma Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawad Naqvi.
Now that the situation has improved, the prayers are being started again. However, Maulana appealed to the worshippers to come to the mosque following all the precautionary measures of Corona.
Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawad Naqvi, in the Khutbah of Namaz Juma, highlighted the importance of freedom and Azmat of Imam Hussein as, said that Azadari is the greatest blessing of Allah, which is not with any other community and sect. He further said that we have always given priority to the service of the people. Maulana said that while thanking the people on the occasion of the fortieth of my late father Maulana Sai Kalbe Abid Taba Sarah, I had promised that as long as I live I will continue to serve the people. Today, even when the situation is not good, the people will continue to do the work.