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The Bishwajit Ijtema meaning Global Congregation is an annual gathering of Muslims in Tongi, by the banks of the River Turag, in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is the second largest Islamic congregation after the Hajj. Ijtema is an Arabic word which means public gathering. In Bengali, the event is known as the “Bishwa Ijtema”. Bishwa is a Bengali word which means world. Every year thousands of Muslims gathered and join the Ijtema is a prayer meeting spread over three days, during which attending devotees perform daily prayers while listening to scholars reciting and explaining verses from the Quran. It is attended by devotees from 150 countries.Speakers include Islamic scholars from various countries.
In this year devotees from home and abroad were seen streaming towards the gathering site on the 1st phases 15-17 January 2017. According to organizers, around three million people have taken part in the final prayers,During the Final Prayer,huge crowds stretch from the Ijtema ground in Tongi into the Dhaka metropolitan area. Schools and offices are declared closed on the occasion.
The Bengali Tabhlighi Jamaat movement started in Dhaka, East Bengal during the 1950s. The first Ijtemas were organized in Chittagong 1954 and Narayangonj 1958 followed by Ijtemas at the Ramna Race Course in Dhaka in 1960, 1962 and 1965 Due to the increasing rate of participants, the government of East Pakistan allowed organizers to schedule the event annually by the River Turag in Tongi 1967. As the number of participants increased, The government of Bangladesh allotted 160 acres of land was acquired and developed as a permanent Ijtema ground in Tongi.
The Ijtema is considered a demonstration of Muslim unity, solidarity, mutual love and respect and an opportunity to reiterate their commitment to Islamic values.Note: For use Editorial or Feature please contact email@example.com
Thousand of Bangladeshi people along with mass garment workers are leaving from the capital of Dhaka, on Tuesday. They are going to their home town is in celebrating Eid-ul-Fitar. Eid-ul-Fitar is the largest Muslim’s religious festival. After the whole month of fasting in Ramadan the Muslim’s around the world will be celebrate their religious festival.
A number of home bound people are waiting in a airport railway station for train. But the train is not to come on time, because of rush schedule and mismanagement said a passenger Ahmed, who are waiting for train, he around on the station an one and half hour’s for waiting Rangpure Express.
When the train arrives is in station, it’s already overcrowded look like a human sea. Within a few minutes people rush on the train and agitate each other when they ride on the train roof. A garments worker, Shafali Bagum said, we are straggling on the way of our risky journey, but we are finally happy to go to our home and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitar with our loved ones.” Reports, monirul alam, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 30 September 2011.
After the Eid Jammat (congregation) children’s exchange their love in front of Baitul Mukarram mosque. Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is being celebrated across the country on Wednesday 31 August .