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Muslims gear up to perform Itikaf from today

01:02 PM | 5 Jun, 2018
Muslims gear up to perform Itikaf from today
ISLAMABAD - A large number of mosques throughout Muslim countries including Pakistan have made extensive arrangements for Muslims who would like to perform Itikaf (meditative seclusion) from today during the last 10 of the holy month of Ramazan.

Muslims will sit for Itikaf at mosques throughout the country before Maghrib prayers from Tuesday (today)  where they will stay till the moon of Shawwal is sighted.

Male worshipers prefer to observe Itikaf in the mosques while the women choose a separate corner in their own homes.

Itikaf helps the worshipers to connect themselves with their Creator through prayers, reciting Holy Quran and reading religious books so that they understand the concept of worship in the most comprehensive sense.

During this period, they will offer special prayers and seek Almighty's blessings and mercy.
In major Masajid of Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and other cities, special arrangements have been finalized for Itikaf.

Those who stay in the mosques for the purpose of itikaf will be given accommodations and meals during Sehri and Iftar.

Religious discourses have been arranged for the stayers to spend their time usefully inside the mosques and believers can spend their time within the mosque premises and also participate in the Qiyamul Layl (midnight) prayers.

Authorities have made strict security arrangements for the last ten days of the holy month across the country.

Besides mobile patrolling and enhancing the security check, police pickets have also been established in all such mosques where the people observing Itikaf.

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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