The second phase of the three-day Biswa Ijtema – the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj – ended today (January 22, 2023) with ‘Akheri Munajat’ (final prayer).
Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Kandhalvi, son of Maulana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi, conducted the final prayers between 12-12:30 pm.
Thousands of devotees raised their hands seeking forgiveness and blessings for peace and prosperity of the Muslim Ummah. They also prayed for the country’s welfare.
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As part of the rationalized traffic system, movement of vehicles remained suspended from 6 am this morning till the Akheri Munajat – from Bhogra Bypass to Addullahpur on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway, Khamarpara Road, and Abdullahpur to Bypile on Ashulia Road.
The metro rail will run from 8 am to 5 pm today for smooth movement of the devotees.
The second phase of 56th Bishwa Ijtema began on Friday with "a'am bayaan" (general sermons) after Fajr prayers.
The first phase of the three-day Bishwa Ijtema ended on January 15.
Tabligh Jamaat has been organising the congregation in Tongi since 1967. In 2011, it divided Ijtema into two phases to accommodate a large number of attendees.
Source: United News of Bangladesh