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Second phase of Bishwa Ijtema underway

  • Began after Fazr prayers
  • Over 6,000 law enforces deployed
  • Six died till Thursday night 
Update : 09 Feb 2024, 11:39 AM

The second phase of the 57th Bishwa Ijtema has begun on the banks of the Turag River in Tongi, Gazipur.

The second phase of this year's Bishwa Ijtema began on Friday after Fazr prayer with general sermon by Maulana Ilyas Bin Saad of India. 

The sermon was translated into Bangla by Maulana Munir Bin Yusuf.

Maulana Yusuf Bin Saad will lead the jummah prayers at 1:30pm. Before that, Maulana Ilyas will give a sermon on Talim after 10am.

Maulana Munir Bin Yusuf will deliver a sermon on Fazayel before jummah prayers. After the prayer, Maulana Sheikh Mufleh of Saudi Arabia will deliver a sermon, which will be translated into Bangla by Maulana Sheikh Abdullah Mansur.

Maulana Mosharraf of Bangladesh will deliver a sermon after the Asr prayers.

Maulana Yusuf Bin Saad of India will deliver a sermon after the Magrib prayers. Maulana Zia Bin Qasim will do the translation.

Mohammad Sayem, media coordinator of Tablighi Jamaat Bangladesh Nizamuddin gave this information on Friday.

The Ijtema ground and surrounding areas are already filled with Muslim devotees.

As of this morning, more than 3,663 foreign guests from over 50 countries, including India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Turkey, Afghanistan, United Kingdom and United States have arrived at the designated residence for them in the field. 

Meanwhile, more than 6,000 members of law enforcement agencies have been deployed to perform duties in the Ijtema area. 

Gazipur Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mohammad Mahbub Alam said a strong security system is in place for this phase, as was the case in the first phase.

By Thursday night, a total of six people have died at Ijtema. Media coordinator Mohammad Sayem said they died due to old age and illness.

The identities of four of them have been known. They were Nabi Uddin, 65, son of Chhabi Uddin of Goalchar village, Islampur Police Station, Jamalpur; Mohammad Abdul Kalam, 65, son of late Mohammad Mafiz Uddin of Ramkrishnapur village, Sherpur Sadar; Mohammad Abdul Halim Mia, 65, son of late Mohammad Sultan Uddin of Kutubpur village, Kendua Police Station, Netrokona; and Mohammad Zahir Uddin, 70, son of Yusuf Uddin of Shibnagar village, Dinajpur district.

The identities of the remaining two could not be confirmed.

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