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Ijtema ends

Prayers for divine blessings

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Staff Reporter :
The second part of Biswas Ijtema, one of the largest congregations in the world, ended with Akheri Munajat (concluding prayer) on the bank of river Turag in Tongi on Tuesday morning.
The second part of Ijtema was allotted to followers of Delhi's Moulana Mohammed Saad Kandhalvi, grandson of the Tabligh founder Maulana Nijamuddin Aulia.
Indian scholar Maulana Shamim conducted the 15-minute Munajat seeking world peace, divine blessings and welfare of the Muslim Ummah.
Tens of thousands of devotees from home and abroad participated in the Ijtema.
The foreigners were from 36 countries, mainly India, Pakistan, Saudi Arab, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia Philipines, Australia, USA and China, took part in the Akheri Munajat this year, said Moulana Md Ashraf Ali, a Senior member of the Saad faction.  
The Ijtema's first part was allotted to Tabligh Jamaat's Deoband followers who are led by Imam Muhammed Zubayer of Kakrail Mosque. They held a two-day congregation, ending with an Akheri Munajat on Saturday.
Tabligh Jamaat has been organising the Ijtema at the venue since 1967 while the Ijtema is being held in Bangladesh every year from 1946.

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