The Akheri Munajat of the second phase of Bishwa Ijtema has been offered seeking spiritual enlightenment and goodness of whole Muslim community across the globe on the Turag riverbanks at Tongi in Gazipur on Sunday.
The devotees raised their hands in prayers seeking forgiveness and blessings for peace and prosperity of the Muslim Ummah.
Eminent Islamic scholar Moulana Shad from India conducted the Akheri Munajat which began around 11:00am with participation of thousands of of devotees.
Lakhs of Muslim devotees from home and abroad attend the two phases of the Islamic congregation.
Tight security measures have been taken in and around the venue of the Ijtema.
Muslim devotees from 17 districts are taking part in the second-phase Ijtema. Eminent Islamic scholars were delivering their sermons on Islam.
The second phase of the three-day congregation began on the bank of the Turag River after Fazr prayers on Friday.
Some 921 foreign devotees from 91 countries, including South Africa, Russia, the USA, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, France, Australia, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, China and Mali reached the Ijtema ground on the first day of the second phase Ijtema.
In another development, two more devotees died from old-age complications.
Earlier, the first-phase Ijtema which began on January 13 ended on January 15 with Akheri Munajat.
Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh