LAHORE - Millions of Muslims will start performing Aitkaf from Wednesday evening and will continue the holy practice at specified corners of mosques across the country till sighting of Shawal moon.

Women will perform Aitkaf at home, spending last Ashra (10 days) of the holy month of fasting in praying and reciting the Holy Quran.

Aitkaf is to spend last ten days of Ramazan in prayers for seeking forgiveness and blessings of Allah Almighty, without leaving the specified place. The faithful will spend most of their time in reciting Quran, offering special prayers and seeking blessings from the Almighty during Aitkaf.

Other than Aitkaf City of Minhaj-ul-Quran, all major mosques including Badshahi Mosque, Data Darbar Mosque and Jamia Masjid Al-Qadsia have completed the registration of those intending to perform Aitkaf. Besides own security arrangements of mosques’ management, the law enforcement agencies will deploy security personnel to avoid any untoward incident.