LAHORE - Martyrdom day of second Caliph Hazrat Umar (RA) was observed across the country on Sunday (first of Muharram).

With the beginning of Muharram Youm-e-Shahadat of Hazrat Umar (RA) was also marked across the Muslim world. In various sitting across the country, the religious scholars paid tribute to the great service of Hazrat Umar (RA) for Islam.

Rallies were also held in various cities including Lahore. The religious scholars on this day deliver lectures highlighting the great personality the Islamic caliph was.

Great Umar was the close companion of Holy Prophet (PBUH) and is regarded as a zealous ruler of the golden age of Islam under whose leadership, the message of Islam propagated widely.On Youm-e-Shahadat Hazrat Umar (RA), his character, service to Islam and way of rule based on principles of justice is commemorated.