Sunday, March 22, 2015
Bralvi Mosque Shut Down By International Islamic University
On Friday the students of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) offered prayers outside the locked doors of the mosque, recently shut down by the University administration. The university recently closed down the decade old mosque alighned with the Brailvi school of thought. They claimed the decision had been made because of security concerns. The students praying outside the closed mosque expressed resentment against the university's decision. At the University's main mosque where a large number of students offer Friday prayer the sermon is only delivered in Arabic. For the last seven years students who associate themselves with Brelvi school and those who want to listen sermon in Urdu have been praying Friday prayer in this mosque. The mosque was built by the people of the local area near the entrance of the university. The students related to Brelvi school of thought renovated this mosque in 2008 and started prayer in the mosque.