World’s second largest Islamic gathering has begin near River Turag at Tongi, some 40kms north of the capital city Dhaka. it is the second largest Islamic gathering after the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The first gathering of Muslims for this Congregation was held at Kakrail Grand Mosque 1946 (however some media reports have claimed that first gathering was held in 1964).
The streets of Dhaka are now a day’s deserted as thousands of people have travelled to Tongi to attend the congregation. One of the chief organizer that already million people are here but we expected that like last year two million people will be present on the final prayers on Sunday.
This is the first phase of Biswa Ijtema, second phase of Ijtema will begin on 18th January.