First phase of Biswa Ijtema ends with prayer for peace
The first phase of the Biswa Ijtema concluded today with the Akheri Munajat (final prayers), seeking peace on earth and prosperity for the Muslim Ummah.
Thousands of devotees of all ages gathered at the Ijtema ground on the Turag banks and on the roads adjacent to the Ijtema venue during the munajat.
Many joined the prayers even from rooftops buildings, nearby houses, and on the roads.
Total seven devotees have died from old age and respiratory problems at the Biswa Ijtema venue during the first phase of the congregation that started on January 13.
The second phase of the Ijtema is scheduled to be held on January 20-22 at the same venue.
Ijtema is being held in two phases since 2012 to address the accommodation issue.