Thursday, October 18, 2018 | ePaper

Akheri Munajat today - to be in Bangla for first time

  • Print
Md Joynal Abedin Khan :
The offering of Akheri Munajat (concluding prayers) and Hedayati Boyan (main guidance sermon) will be in Bangla language today in the first phase of the Biswa Ijtema.
Several lakh devotees from home and some 4,473 foreign devotees from 88 countries are participating in the religious event to seek Allah's Divine Mercy on the bank of Turag River at Tongi on the outskirts of the capital city Dhaka around 11:00am today (Sunday), he said.
Hafez Maulana Mohammad Zubaer of Kakrail's Markaz will lead the Akheri Munajat in Bangla at the first phase of Biswa Ijtema which began after Fazr prayers on Friday morning with religious sermon (Aam Boyan).
The decision of using Bangla at concluding prayers was taken at a meeting of the Tablig Jamaat Murabbis (scholars) on Friday night,  Tablig Jamaat's senior leader Md Gias Uddin told The New Nation on Saturday evening.
"Senior Islamic scholar of Kakrail mosque Hafez Maulana Mohammad Zubaer will lead the Akheri Munajat this time. Moreover, Maulana Abdul Matin of Bangladesh will deliver the Hedayati Boyan in Bangla, prior to the Akheri Munajat after Fazr prayers", said Md Gias Uddin.  
Meanwhile, Saleh Uddin Ahmed, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of traffic division of Gazipur, said vehicular movement would remain suspended between Bhogra Bypass and Tongi Bridge on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway, Majukhan bridge and Station Road on the Kaliganj-Tongi Road, and Kamarpara Bridge and Munnu Textile Mills on the Kamarpara road from early morning of the days when the Akheri Munajat of the two phases would be held.  
There will be special transports of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police to carry the air travellers to and from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.  
No water transport will be allowed to ply between Kamarpara bridge to Tongi bridge till January 22.
Meanwhile, security has been beefed up ahead of today's Akheri Munajat. Around 6,000 uniformed and plainclothes police and members of RAB and intelligence agencies have been deployed in and around the Ijtema ground to ensure security of the devotees.
Earlier, eight-tier security measure has been taken with deployment of 7,000 policemen and about 250 RAB members to avert any untoward incident during the Ijtema.
Some 15 watch towers and 41 close circuit camera televisions have been set up in and around the Ijtema ground alongside deployment of bomb disposal units and dog squads to ensure foolproof security of the Biswa Ijtema.
Fifty medical teams and 14 ambulances are providing health care services to the devotees during the three-day congregation.
SM Rahat Hasnat, Information Officer of Gazipur City Corporation, said they were expecting that around 40 lakh local and foreign devotees would join the Akheri Munajat.
A high official of Bangladesh Railway said they would operate special trains during the Akheri Munajat of the first and second phases of Ijtema.
Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) is also running special buses.
The second phase of Biswa Ijtema will begin on January 19 at the same venue and will end with Akheri Munajat on January 21.
Tablig Jamaat has been organising the Ijtema on this venue since 1967. However, the Ijtema is held in two phases since 2011 to ease the accommodation crisis.

More News For this Category

CEC is totally unmindful of constitutional obligation: European Union is incompetent

Editorial Desk :Less than two weeks before the 90-day countdown for holding the general election begins, a number of contentious political issues remain unresolved. The issues include the nature

BDB aims to expand Jukta Front

UNB, Dhaka :Bikolpo Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) is going to expand Jukta Front, taking National Awami Party (NAP) and National Democratic Party (NDP) which quit the 20-party alliance in the

Oikya Front leaders  brief foreign diplomats on  polls issue

Oikya Front leaders brief foreign diplomats on polls issue

Staff Reporter :Senior leaders of the newly formed Jatiya Oikya Front briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka on Thursday afternoon about the country's latest political situation and its seven-point demand

Share risks with overseas and multinational banks

Monirul Alam :The Bangladesh Bank (BB) on Thursday asked local scheduled banks to share risks involve financing procurement of large infrastructure of the country with international bank or a multinational

Nat'l polls schedule on first week of Nov

Staff Reporter :Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said, election schedule for the next Parliamentary Polls will be announced in the first week of November.The EC Secretary said it

2 cases filed against Narsingdi militants under anti-terror law

Police have filed two separate cases against militants who were arrested during raids at suspected militant hideouts in Narsingdi's Shekerchar and Madhabdi areas.Sub-Inspector Enayet Karim of Shekerchar filed a case

Ex- UNO gets 8-yr Jail in graft case

A court here on Thursday sentenced former upazila nirbahi officer(UNO) of Panchhari upazila in Khagrachhari distirct to eight years imprisonment in a case filed for amassing wealth illegally.The convict is

Rohingya girls being sold into forced labour: UN

Dawn.com, UNITED NATIONS :Desperate Rohingya families living in camps in Bangladesh are selling girls into forced labour to raise money, the United Nations' mig­ration agency said on Wednesday.The International Organisa­tion

KSA keen to be part of BD's ongoing dev: Crown Prince

UNB, Riyadh :Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said Saudi Arabia is keen to be part of the ongoing development of Bangladesh by investing in its

DU student continues hunger strike for retaking 'Gha' unit entry test

DU student continues hunger strike for retaking 'Gha' unit entry test

Akhter Hossain, a student of Dhaka University, has been continuing hunger strike for the third consecutive day on Thursday demanding cancellation of 'Gha' unit results and retaking of the admission