By Syed Hussain Ali Sajjad
Hyderabad, Jul 12 : The Shia Muslims Friday Prayer (Namaz-e-Juma) performed in various Mosques (Masajid) of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. As per the Fiqhe Jaferia there must be more than three (3) kilometers distance in between every Masjid where Friday Prayer (Namaz-e-Juma) is being performed. The motive of the Friday Prayers in Islam is that all persons living in a locality must gathered once a week in a Jama-e-Masjid of locality for offering Namaz-e-Juma to maintained unity, discussing the problems of neighbor to solve and help the residents of the locality.
In old City Hyderabad Masjid-e-Jaferi is a symbol of Shia community situated at Kotlay Alijah, a centuries old Mosque (Masjid) where Namaz-e-Panjgana and Friday Namaz (Namaz-e-Juma) are offered. At present leading and carried out the responsibility by Moulana Syed Luqman Husain Moosvi Qibla leads the prayers in this mosque. The founder of the Masjid-e-Jaferi was a prominent Shia priest Janab Late Syed Ali Naqi Qibla, the first Imam-e-Jamat-e-Panjgana and Namaz-e-Juma then after Late Syed Zain-ul-Abedeen Saheb Qibla, Late Syed Asghar Hasan Qibla (Ajju Miya Qibla), Late Syed Mohammed Sadiq Najafi Qibla, Late Syed Ali Naqi Qibla (son of Syed Mohamed Sadiq Qibla) who passed away on 18 December 2018, carried out the responsibility of Imam-e-Namaz-e- Jamate Panjgana and “Namaz-e- JUMA”. After the demise of Moulana Syed Ali Naqi Qibla his nephew Syed Luqman Hussain Moosavi (grandson of Late Moulana Syed Mohammed Sadiq Qibla) carried out the responsibility of “Imam-e- Jamat-e- Namaz-e- Juma”.
Apart from Masjid-e-Jaferi there are various Masajids in Hyderabad and Secunderabad one of which is Masjid-e-Alias under the management of Khoja Ithna-e-Ashri Jamat Hyderabad, situated at Tankbund, Secunderabad. A large number of Shia Muslims perform Namaz-e- Juma. Form many decades. Now Moulana Ali Hyder Farishta Saheb Qibla is leading Imama-e-Jamat-e-Namaz-e-Juma at Masjid-e-Alias. Mostly the Shia Muslims who worked or having their business in New City prefer to perform Namaz-e-Juma in Masjid-e- Alias at Secunderabad and it is observed that the elders and Young prayers (Namazi) attends the prayer and appreciate his speeches delivered during Qutbas. Due to the lack of Shia Masajid in New City mostly Shia Muslims performed their daily Namaz-e- Zohrian (Namaz-e- Zohar & Namaz-e- Asr) in Masjid-e-Alias Secunderabad. During the whole month of holy Ramazan after Namaz-e-Maghrabaeen (Namaz-e-Maghrib and Namaz-e- Eshan) Dinner is arranged by Khoja Ithna-e-Ashri Jamat, Hyderabad at Masjid-e-Aliaas.