ISLAMABAD  – Besides the joy of seeing family members, relatives and friends on Eid day, the people in large number visited graveyards on Monday to offer Fateha for their late loved ones. After Eid prayer, the residents of the twin cities started visiting cementries to pray for the dead, following the teachings of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). However, many preferred to go after morning prayer.

Flower sellers set up exclusive stalls near all the graveyards of twin cities as the people buy flowers, rose petals and water, to shower them on the graves of their loved ones. A large number of people were seen reciting Quranic verses and offering Fateha while sitting beside graves of their family members and friends in H-8 and H-10 graveyards.

They were showering rose petals and placing wreaths on the graves of those near to their heart with gleamy faces and eyes full of tears.

“Every year on Eid, I come to offer Fateha at my father’s grave to remember him,” said Ahmed Rahim, a visitor at H-10 graveyard.

Ajmal, a flower seller said, “We set up special stalls a day before Eid for the people’s convenience as many of them visit the graveyards after Fajr prayers.”

Besides Eid, a large number of people visit graveyards on Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, Shab-e-Barat, and other religious occasions to pray for the departed souls of their relatives and friends.