• Monday, Jun 21, 2021
  • Last Update : 01:32 pm

Largest congregation on Jummatul Wida at Hajiganj despite pandemic

  • Published at 11:55 pm May 7th, 2021
Jummatul Wida
People gather for the Jummatul Wida prayers despite restrictions on public gatherings at Hajiganj UNB

Although devotees were supposed to join prayers while maintaining social distancing, the first two floors of the huge mosque were filled to the brim by 11am

The century old Boro Masjid in Hajiganj, Chandpur has earned a reputation for holding one of the largest congregations on Jummatul Wida, the last Jumma (Friday) prayer of Ramadan, over the years.

This year was no different, despite the risk of Covid-19 outbreak.

Around 100,000 people gathered at the mosque, ignoring the scorching sun and some wearing masks.

Although devotees were supposed to join prayers while maintaining social distancing, the first two floors of the huge mosque were filled to the brim by 11am.

Not only the mosque, the surrounding Ahmadia Alia Madrasa grounds and buildings, Jamia Ahmadiyya Qawmi Madrasa Bhaban, Hajiganj Tower, Rajnigandha Market, Hajiganj Plaza, Business Prime Bank Bhaban and the former municipality building were completely occupied by the worshippers by 12:30pm.

By 1pm, the wave of Muslim devotees had spread till  the Cumilla-Chandpur regional highway, which even halted the movement of traffic during the period.

At the end of the prayers, Imam and Khatib Alhaj Mufti Abdur Rauf offered special prayers for the welfare of the country and sought a world free of Covid -19. 

Regarding the preparations for the Jamaat of Jummatul Wida, Shakil Ahmed, the motawalli (acting) of the Hajiganj Historical Grand Mosque, said:  "Due to the epidemic, special measures have been taken to perform Juma'atul Wida prayers this time as compared to other years.  We have tried our best to serve the worshipers.”

He further said the police force of Hajiganj police station, various social organizations and local organizations had provided adequate support to ensure peaceful and orderly conduct during the prayers.  

“I express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to them and look forward to their continued support in the future,” he added.

56
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail