Hundreds of thousands of faithful will start observing Aitekaf before Maghreb prayers today (Tuesday) across the country, practising the Sunnah of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW), reported Radio Pakistan.

The faithful observing Aitekaf will sit in seclusion in mosques till the sighting of Shawwal moon.                     

Aitekaf is to retreat and seclude oneself within a mosque during the last ten days of Ramazan.

During this period, Motakfafeen will offer special prayers and seek Allah Almighty's blessings and mercy.

In major mosques like Faisal Masjid in Islamabad, lectures of religious scholars have especially been arranged for Aitekaf observers to educate them about true Islamic teachings.