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Sunday, January 11, 2015, Poush 28, 1421, Robiul Awal 19, 1436 Hijr

Ijtema ends with Akheri Munajat seeking peace
Observer Online Report
Published : Sunday, 11 January, 2015,  Time : 11:51 AM,  View Count : 72
The first phase of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest global Muslims' congregation, ended with  'Akheri Munajat' on Sunday seeking peace.

Indian Islamic scholar Mawlana Saad started the Akheri Munajat around 11:30am on the banks of river Turag in Tongi which ended around 11:50am.

Thousands of Muslims from home and abroad gathered at the Ijtema grounds to join in the Akheri Munajat.

As the ground was full, thousands were seen gathering on the roads, many got on boats in the Turag River to join the Akheri Munajat.

President Abdul Hamid took part in the Akheri Munajat from his Bangabhaban residence and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from her Gono Bhaban office.

The Ijtema formally began with "ambayan" (general sermon) after Fazr prayers at dawn on Friday.

Tight security measures have been taken to ensure peaceful conclusion of the Ijtema.

Measures have been taken to ensure supply of electricity and water in and around the ijtema venue and ensure sanitation and health services for the devotees.

Special measures have taken for transportation of the devotees.

About 5,000 foreign nationals from at least 55 countries took part in the first phase of the event.

The second phase of the Ijtema will be held from January 16 to 18 in the same venue.


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