LAHORE: The beginning of the month of Muharram marks Youm-e-Shahadat (day of martyrdom) of Hazrat Umar (RA) that is being observed in various countries on Thursday.
Hazrat Umar (RA), the second of rightly guided caliphs, 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.
Several events are due to take place in order to pay rich tributes to the Hazrat Umar (RA).
Rallies are also being held in various cities including Lahore. The religious scholars on this day deliver lectures highlighting the great personality the Islamic caliph was.