The martyrdom day of of Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A) is being marked today (Friday) throughout Pakistan.
Umar (R.A) used to be one of probably the most tough and influential Muslim caliphs in historical past. He turned into the second one caliph after dying of Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddique (R.A).
Rallies are taken out and systems arranged around the nation to spotlight the achievements of Hazrat Umar at the first of Muharram.
The announcement about starting of the Muharram, first month of Islamic calendar, used to be be made by Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman.