Every year Bishwa Ijtema (বিশ্ব ইজতেমা) Tablighi Jamaat held on the bank of Turag River at Tongi in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. This year it is going to hold on January 8, 2016. Now the place is a holy land for Muslim.
About Bishwa Ijtema
It is an annual worship of Tablighi (an Arabic word, which means to reach out) Jamaat Islam. It is the second largest Muslim congregation in the world after the Hajj. Approximately 150 countries devotees join in this global congregation. More than twenty thousand foreign delegates attend the congregation each year. Bangladesh Biman offers special fare for them. The event holds on within December to January in Winter season.
Muhammad Ilyas al-Kandhlawi had started this in eastern India iIn the year 1926. Uttar Pradesh province. In Bangladesh, it began sixty years ago, in June 1946 at Kakaraila mosque, near Ramna Park in Dhaka. In 1948, it held in Chittagong Ijtema (means a public gathering) Haji camp. After that, it held in 1958 in Narayangang Siddirganh. Then it was known as the only Muslim Congregation. The first camp started at Tagar village, Turag Tongi under Gagipur district in 1966.
This year Bishwa Ijtema Tablighi Jamaat will be held fromStarts: January 8 to Jan 10, 2016, in two phases. Its second phase will begin after a four-day break -Starts from January 15, 2016:00.000 and it will finish with the Akheri Munajat onEnds: January 17, 2016:00.000.
Bangladesh government all kind of support to the pilgrims, like water supply, medical facilities, and transportation. At the event time, no movie camera is allowed. But Akheri Munajat can be broadcast directly. There is some mirage ceremony without any dowry.
Location Venue of Bishwa Ijtema
The venue is on the bank of Turag River at Tongi, Gagipur, a small town under district Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is near about 160 acres of land. The town is not very far from Dhaka. The place is 24 km or 15 miles north of Dhaka city the capital of Bangladesh. It is near to Uttra and Shjalal airport. Tongi is an industrial area which has several cotton and jute-processing factories. It is one of the pilgrim spot for Muslims whole over the world.
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