The second and final phase of the 57th Bishwa Ijtema ended on Sunday (Feb 11) through ‘Akheri Munajat’ (final prayers). Maulana Saad Kandhalvir's eldest son Maolana Yusuf bin Saad conducted the prayer from 11:17 a.m. and 11:43 a.m. Thousands of devotees sought mercy from the Almighty Allah by raising their hands for divine forgiveness, blessings for peace and prosperity of the Muslim Ummah. They also prayed for the country's welfare, local media reported.
Since morning, people were seen entering the venue in the bank of Turag river in Tongi to participate in the Ijtema. Like the first phase, the railway authorities arranged special trains on various routes, including Cumilla, Akhaura and Mymensingh.
All trains halted at Tongi station for five minutes before and after the final prayer.
Tablighi 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 first phase of Ijtema was held from Feb 1 to 4.