OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE The Muslims across the country including the City observed Jumatul Wida, last Friday of the holy month of fasting, and Al-Quds Day with religious reverence on Friday, amid elaborate security arrangements. Huge number of Muslims visited mosques to offer Juma prayers to please the Almighty and seek forgiveness for sins. As part of Al-Quds Day, people also participated in rallies held across the country including the City to express solidarity with the oppressed Palestinians. Special arrangements were made to accommodate extra-ordinary surge of the faithful at all the mosques across the City, especially Badshahi Mosque and Jamia Masjid Al-Qadsia. The management of mosques in many places had erected tents outside the worship places to create additional space for offering of prayers. Ulema and khatibs delivered sermons on the Ramadan and Jumatul Wida, urging Muslims to enter Islam fully and follow sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). In their sermons khatibs from different schools of thought highlighted the importance of fasting, Shab-e-Qadr and the practice of Itekaf. Special prayers were offered for real peace in the region, unity among Muslim ummah and prosperity and solidarity of Pakistan. Minhaj-ul-Quran chief Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri addressed Jumatul Wida gathering at Itekaf City through video conference. He stressed upon making efforts at individual and collective level for restoring peaceful identity of Pakistan. Addressing Jumatul Wida congregation, ameer Jamaat-ud-Dawa Hafiz Muhammad Saeed urged rulers to get guidance from the Holy Quran instead of blindly following the dictation of the US and western countries.