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. Read more: First phase of Bishwa Ijtema ends today with ‘Akheri Munajat’ 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. Read more: 2nd phase Bishwa Ijtema: Metro rail to operate from 8am-5pm on Jan 22
As done during the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema, Gazipur Metropolitan Police (GMP) has issued some traffic directives to ease devotees commuting to and from the congregation ground. Movements of vehicles from Tongi to Bhogra Bypass on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway, Kamarpara Road, Abdullahpur to Bypile on Ashulia Road will remain suspended from 6 am Sunday (January 22, 2023) till the end of Akheri Munajat, said GMP Commissioner Mollah Nazrul Islam. Also read: 22km long tailback from Tongi to Moghbazar in Dhaka The GMP commissioner requested commuters to use the bypass road to avoid traffic gridlock. The second phase of Bishwa Ijtema started on Friday (January 20, 2023) morning and it will end through the Akheri Munajat on Sunday morning. Read More: Second phase of Bishwa Ijtema to end tomorrow
The 2nd phase of three-day Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest global congregation of Muslims after Hajj, is set to end on the banks of the Turag river in Tongi on Sunday (January 22, 2023) through Akheri Munajat (final prayers). The 2nd phase of 56th Bishwa Ijtema began on Friday with "aam bayaan" (general sermons) after Fajr prayers with the participation of the followers of Indian Islamic preacher Maulana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi. Devotees from home and abroad thronged the banks of the Turag river to take part in the religious event to seek divine blessings of the Almighty Allah. Also read: First phase of Bishwa Ijtema ends today with ‘Akheri Munajat’ Today, Indian Islamic scholar Maulana Yeakub Ali conducted sermon after Fajr prayers. Meanwhile, five devotees have so far died at the Ijtema venue during the 2nd phase as two more devotees died due to old age complications on Friday night and Saturday morning. Health camps were set up for the devotees to provide them with treatment like the previous years. Read More: PM postpones Scouts event for Bishwa Ijtema Meanwhile, the metro rail service will run from 8 am to 5 pm on January 22 for smooth movement of the devotees attending the second phase of the congregation. 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. Read More: 2nd phase of Biswa Ijtema begins
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has postponed her pre-scheduled programme of Bangladesh Scouts, slated for Saturday in Gazipur, to allow smooth movement of devotees in Bishwa Ijtema. “The Prime Minister’s pre-scheduled programme of Bangladesh Scouts in Gazipur has been postponed to ensure smooth movement of devotees in Bishwa Ijtema,” said Prime Minister’s Deputy Press Secretary Hasan Jahid Tusher. The premier was scheduled to attend the 32nd Asia-Pacific and 11th National Scout Jamboree on Saturday at the National Scout Training Centre, Mouchak, Gazipur. But the second phase of Bishwa Ijtema, one of the largest Muslim congregations of the world, began on early Friday on the bank of the Turag River in Tongi, on the outskirts of the capital. Also read: 2nd phase Biswa Ijtema begins Friday This phase of the 56th edition of Bishwa Ijtema will continue till Sunday. The first phase of the Ijtema took place at the same venue on January 13-15 last.
The metro rail in Dhaka will be operated from 8am to 5pm on January 22 for the smooth movement of the devotees attending the second phase of Bishwa Ijtema. The metro rail authority will extend their service hour to facilitate the devotees on the ‘Akheri Munajat’ (final prayer) day, Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) (Public Relations) Nazmul Islam Bhuiyan told UNB on Thursday. The second phase of Ijtema will be held from January 20 to 22 this year. Read more: GMP issues traffic directives to reduce sufferings of Ijtema devotees The metro rail currently operates for four hours daily from 8:00am. The country’s commuting system entered a new era on December 28 last year with the inauguration of the operation of the first phase of metro rail service -- Uttara to Agargaon in the capital.
The first phase of the three-day Bishwa Ijtema – the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj – ended today (January 15, 2023) with ‘Akheri Munajat’ (final prayer). Maulana Hafez Zobair Ahmad, leader of Bangladesh Tabligh Jamaat, conducted the final prayer between 10-10:30 am. Thousands of devotees raised their hands, seeking divine forgiveness and blessings for peace and prosperity of the Muslim ummah. They also prayed for the country’s welfare. Read more: GMP issues traffic directives to reduce sufferings of Ijtema devotees After two years of break because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ijtema began on the banks of the Turag river in Tongi after Fajr prayers on Friday (January 13) with general sermons by noted Islamic scholar Maulana Ziaul Haque of Pakistan. As part of the rationalized traffic system, movement of vehicles remained suspended from 12 am on Saturday till the Akheri Munajat this morning – from Tongi to Bhogra Bypass on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway, Khamarpara Road, and Abdullahpur to Bypile on Ashulia Road, said Gazipur Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mollah Nazrul Islam. So far, seven elderly devotees have died at the Ijtema venue during the first phase of the global congregation, said Jisanul Haque, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Gazipur Metropolitan Police. Read more: Devotees converging on Ijtema ground on day 2 Tabligh Jamaat has been organising the congregation at the venue since 1967. In 2011, it divided Ijtema into two phases to accommodate a large number of attendees. The second phase of Ijtema will be held from January 20 to 22 this year.
Mobile financial services (MFS) provider has installed a large service booth at this year's Bishwa Ijtema, billed as the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj. Anyone can open Nagad Islamic accounts, and avail of cash-in, cash-out and other services at the booth. Islamic accounts of Nagad are fully managed under the supervision of a shariah supervisory committee. Read more: Nagad to feature in Philip Kotler's book 'Essentials of Modern Marketing' "Through Nagad Islamic MFS accounts, customers can easily manage their funds in an interest-free and Shariah-compliant manner, maintaining their religious values and principles," Nagad said Thursday. "Customers can easily convert their regular Nagad accounts into Islamic accounts. For that, they need to go to the My Nagad option in the Nagad app and click Account Type and then the running app will be changed to an Islamic account," it added. A customer will know that his account has been successfully converted to an Islamic account only when his or her Nagad app turns green. Read More: GMP issues traffic directives to reduce sufferings of Ijtema devotees The first phase of the three-day Biswa Ijtema is set to begin Friday (January 13, 2023) morning on the bank of the River Turag in Gazipur's Tongi.