Preparations Ahead of Eid-al-Adha 2017

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Photojournalism: Two young people feeds their cow at nights as they buy it from the livestock market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in the old part of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Eid Al-Adha, known as the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, is one of the most significant festivals on the Muslim calendar and lasts for four days. The holiday marks the end of the Haji Pilgrimage and serves as a day to remember the Islamic profit Ibrahim, and his willingness to sacrifice of his son, Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of submission to Allah, before Allah intervened and gave Ibrahim a lamb to slaughter in the place of his son. On this day, Muslims in countries around the world start the day with prayer and spend time with family, offer gifts and often give to charity. It is customary for Muslim families to honour Allah by sacrificing a sheep or goat and sharing the meat amongst family members. August 2017 Old Dhaka, Bangladesh © Monirul Alam / WITNESS PHOTO  

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 Muslims Congregation in Bangladesh 

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.

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The Final Day of Shuvo and Arpeeta . . .

Today’s 16 December , 2016 my dear younger brother SHUVO is now married person.We pray both of you Shuvo & Arpeeta and thank you so much for your beautiful moments sharing with us.

You know the together you are stronger, together you are one.Our wishes with pray, love & happiness.Have a wonderful married life! Megh,Bubli & your Choto Bhaiya.

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Islamic activities march towards the Myanmar embassy in Dhaka 


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06122016 Islamic activities march towards the Myanmar embassy in Dhaka ~ An islamic activists ride a Vespa and other sits on the Vespa and takes video clips during the Islamic Andolon Bangladesh march towards the Myanmar embassy in Dhaka on 06 December 2016, Dhaka to protest against the torture of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. According to the International Organization said around 21,000 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh in recent weeks after fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar. © Monirul Alam

In Search of Allah . . .

DEC 21, 2012-Sylhet, Bangladesh-HAZRAT SHAH JALAL (R)  Dorga in Sylhet. Recently we are visiting in Sylhet north-eastern city in Bangladesh. © Monirul Alam
DEC 21, 2012-Sylhet, Bangladesh-HAZRAT SHAH JALAL (R) Dorga in Sylhet. Recently we are visiting in Sylhet north-eastern city in Bangladesh. © Monirul Alam

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POD pictures of the day ZUMA PRESS | August 2012

Aug. 20, 2012 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the National Mosque of Bangladesh, Baitul Mukarram. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim calendar’s ninth and holiest month. (Credit Image: © Monirul Alam/


Ramadan in Bangladesh | 2012

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July 25, 2012.Dhaka,Bangladesh- A Muslim women reads a holy Quran in her resident during the holy month of Ramadan Muslims around the world refrain from eating and drinking and smoking form sunrise to sunset during the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. © Monirul Alam


Biswa Ijtema 2012

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 13 Jan 2012 Dhaka. Bangladesh-  Bangladeshi Muslim pilgrims stand on boats and offer Friday prayer on the banks of the River Turag in Tongi, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Tablig Jamaat has been organizing the Biswa Ijtema, also called the World Muslims’ Congregation, every year since 1946.The three-day long annual Islamic congregation began here on Friday. © Monirul Alam

Turn Human Sea | Eid Journey in Bangladesh

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.

Nation Celebrated Eid-ul-Fitar | Bangladesh

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 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 .

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After a month-long fasting, Muslims sought divine blessings, peace, progress and prosperity in Eid congregations across the country. The main jamaat held at the National Eidgah on the High Court premises in the city at 8:30am. The three-day public holiday on this occasion started Tuesday. Dhaka August 2011. © Monirul Alam