Bishwa Ijtema 2012 of Bangladesh

The second-largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj -Bishwa Ijtema, begins on January 13th.The preparation for this year is already taken. The annual congregation will be held in Tongi on the bank of Turag river..The 46th Bishwa Ijtema organised by Tabligh-e-Jamaat will begin on the bank of Turag River at Tongi on January 13, reports BSS.

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The first phase of the Ijtema will be held on January 13-15 and the second on January 20-22. 
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Peoples gathered in  Bishwa Ijtema 2012
Organisers told the news agency that the Bishwa Ijtema will be held in two phases because of accommodation problem. 

Devotees from about 100 countries including China, USA, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and European will take part in the Ijtem. Special arrangement has been made for foreign devotees. 

The Bishwa Ijtema (or Bisho Istema) or (World Congregation or Global Congregation or Meeting) is an annual Tablighi Jamaat Islamic movement congregation held at Tongi, Bangladesh by the river Turag. The event focuses on prayers and meditation and
does not allow political discussion. The local police estimated the number of attendees of 2007 ijtema to be 3 million while in 2010 the number of attendees was 5 million. 

Bishwa Ijtema 2012 stared
Bishwa Ijtema, the second-largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, begins on January 13th.The preparation for this year is already taken. The annual congregation will be held in Tongi on the bank of Turag river. On the Holy annual congregation The government has taken tight security system.The Govt. will deploy 22,000 law enforcers from Rab, Police and Ansar in two phases during the upcoming Bishwa Ijtema. This year’s Bishwa Ijtema is going to be held in two phases to avoid the mad rush of people. Amongst the festivals in Bangladesh, the Bishwa Ijtema is by far one of the most popular congregational gatherings, and has become an international event. It is not exactly certain when the first Bishwa Ijtema was held, with some speculating that the event started in 1946. One aspect of this religious gathering that has remained the same over time, is that the Tablighi Jamaat of Bangladesh organizes it each year. Starting out as a small event that was initially attended by a few Muslim followers, it has now grown into a massive event that is attended by millions from all over the world. 
  Ijtema  2012 :Peoples are in Prayer

The first meeting was reportedly held in 1946 (although various sources Bishwa Ijtema, the second-largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, begins on January 22indicate other dates for this) and continues to be organized by the Bangladesh Tablighi Jamaat. It lasts three days and is attended by over five million Muslims, making it the second largest congregation after the Hajj to Mecca but Hajj is farz(must) on the other hand Ijtema is not Farz. The program concludes with the Akheri Munajat, or final prayer. The tradition of Ijtema was initiated by an Indian savant named Maulana Ilyas and began as a small group of religious-minded individuals gathering at a local mosque. For forty-one years Tongi has been the chosen location, although similar programs are held on a lesser scale in other countries. The Ijtema is non-political, and therefore perhaps it draws people of all persuasion. Prayer is held for the spiritual adulation, exaltation and welfare of the Muslims community. This immensely popular program gives the people of Bangladesh an opportunity to interact with Muslims from other countries and is commonly attended by prominent political figures. 
Security in  Ijtema  2012
The congregation takes place at an area comprising 160 acres (0.65 km2) of land (0.25 square mile). Devotees from approximately 80 countries, including the host country, Bangladesh, attend the three-day Ijtema seeking divine blessings from Allah. In recent years, over seven thousands foreign delegates attend the congregatation each year. Special rates are provided by Bangladesh Biman‘s world wonder fund.Strong security is in place to ensure safety for Bishwa Ijtema 2012 of Bangladesh. Junior home minister Shamsul Hoque Tuku has visited the Ijtema ground to see the security.
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