Biswa Ijtema Ends

Divine blessings sought for Muslim Ummah

Staff Correspondent

20 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Divine blessings sought for Muslim Ummah

Akheri Munajat : Seeking blessings for the Muslims and mankind, devotees offer Akheri Munajat (final prayers) during the second and last phase of three-day Biswa Ijtema, the second largest Muslim congregation, on the bank of the Turag river in Tongi on Sunday. - Reaz Ahmed Sumon

The second and last round of Biswa Ijtema ended with Akheri Munajat seeking divine blessing for the Muslim Ummah on Sunday.

Maulana Mohammad Jamshed of India conducted the final prayer which began at around 11:47 am and ended at 12:07 pm.

The followers of Indian Islamic scholar Maulana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi joined the religious gathering.

Meanwhile, nine devotees died at the Ijtema venue during the second phase of the religious gathering.

Md Anwar Hossain, commissioner of Gazipur Metropolitan Police, said they arranged extra buses and special train services for the devotees.

The first phase of Bishwa Ijtema ended on January 12 where followers of Maulana Zubair Hassan, the imam of Kakrail mosque, took part.

Earlier, the preparation works of Ijtema venue begun from November 4 last year. State Minister for Youth and Sports M Zahid Ahsan Russel inaugurated the preparation works of the venue.

The government extended all cooperation for holding the religious event peacefully, said the State Minister.

Noted Indian Islamic scholar Mawlana Illyus Akhter Kandhalovi introduced the Ijtema in 1920.

The Bishwa Ijtema has been taking place on the bank of Turag River in Tongi since 1967.

The second phase of Biswa Ijtema began on the banks of the Turag River at Tongi in Gazipur on Friday.