Devotees seek peace at Akheri Munajat

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Devotees seek peace at Akheri Munajat

People continue to swarm the bank of Turag river in Tongi to join Akheri Munajat. This photo is taken from Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Gazipur in the morning.

Thousands of Muslims sought world peace, forgiveness and blessings for mankind and the Muslim Ummah as the second phase of Biswa Ijtema concluded today through the final supplication, Akheri Munajat.

Noted Islamic scholar Maulana Jubayerul Hassan from Delhi led the 13-minute munajat from 9:58am at the Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslims after the Hajj.

Devotees of all ages from home and abroad including women converged on the Ijtema venue on the bank of river Turag in Tongi to take part in the Akheri Munajat.

But many devotees could not participate in the munajat as the authorities began it earlier than the scheduled time.

The gathering, some 20 kilometers off the capital, spilled over to the adjacent roads and areas around the venue, reports our Gazipur correspondent from the spot.

The third and final day of Ijtema began with the sermon of Indian Islamic scholar Maulana Saad around 7:00am.

Traffic on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway and Dhaka-Tongi-Narsingdi-Sylhet highways remain suspended since early today with the sea of people marching towards the bank of the Turag.-http://www.thedailystar.net/devotees-seek-peace-at-akheri-munajat-9582

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