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Monday, January 12, 2015, Poush 29, 1421, Robiul Awal 20, 1436 Hijr

First phase of Ijtema ends with Akheri Munajat
Our Correspondent
Published : Monday, 12 January, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 20
GAZIPUR, Jan 11: Millions of Muslim devotees on Sunday offered Akheri Munajat that marked the conclusion of the first phase of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after the holy Hajj, at Tongi on the capital's outskirt, amid countrywide non-stop transport blockade.
Tablig Jamaat Sura member Maulana Sad from India conducted the Akheri Munajat at about 11:00 am. President Abdul Hamid attended the Munajat along with his family members from Bangabhaban. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the final prayers from her official Ganabhaban residence.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia took part in it from her Gulshan political office, where she has been kept confined for the ninth consecutive day.
Islamic scholars from different countries delivered sermons on various aspects of Islam.

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