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People offering prayers in Jamia Masjid, Srinagar. Photographs by Shahid Tantray   Thousands of people offered congregational Friday prayers in Kashmir to mark Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. The day was also observed as ‘Youm-e-Quds’ to express solidarity with the people of Palestine and denounce the terrorist attacks of Israel over Gaza. Most of the separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Shabir Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and others were placed under house arrest and were barred from offering Jumat-ul-Vida prayers and participate in Quds rallies. The largest congregation took place at

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Sahr Khan, the drum beater during Ramadan. [R]uben, an Australian Christian/atheist became Abu Bakr after he converted to Islam. Whilst researching about different religions what struck his mind and heart when he first visited a Mosque was a huge congregation of people of different races and colours, praying in unison to one God, hearts and bodies in oblivion to the differences that exist. Such grand is the religion of Islam; he thought and converted to Islam. Later he came to know that it was the first night of Ramadan. Ramadan, a holy month in the Islamic calendar witnesses a huge