Tablighi Jamaat Ijtema Bangladesh known as Bishwa Ijtema or Bisho Istema/Ijtima and Dhaka Ijtema, Tongi Ijtema, Bangladesh Ijtema is familiar word to all Tablighi Jamaat peoples. It is an annual Tablighi Jamaat Islamic organization congregation which is held at Tongi, Bangladesh by the river Turag in two shift(See the Map). The occasion focuses on prayers to Allah and does not permit political conversation in Tabligh Jamaat Ijtema.
|Peoples gathered near the Tongi|
Tablighi Jamaat first Ijtema was seemingly held in 1946 which was organized by the Tablighi Jamaat Bangladesh.The Ijtema lasts 3 days and over five million Muslim peoples was attended here. Ijtema is the second largest muslim congregation after the Hajj to Mecca. The program of Tablighi Jamaat Ijtema concludes with the Akheri Munajat or final prayer.
Ijtema was initiated by an Muhammad Ilyas al-Kandhlawi who lived in India and began as a small group of religious-minded individuals gathering at a local mosque which is known as Tablighi Jamaat. For forty-one years Tongi has been the chosen location, although Ijtema also held in india,Pakistan ,USA and many other countries all over the world. Bishwa Ijtema which is held in Tongi,Dakha,Bangladesh is the biggest Ijtema all over the world. So peoples from many other countries all over the world come to participate the Bishwa Ijtema. Now a days not only the muslim peoples but also many non-muslim peoples come to the Bishwa Ijtema.
The Tablighi Jamaat Ijtema is a non-political, therefore perhaps it draws people of all influence. Prayer is held for the spiritual adoration, welfare and adulation of the Muslims society all over the world. This hugely popular program gives the people of Bangladesh an chance to cooperate with Muslims from other countries of the world .
The Ijtema takes place at an area comprising 160 acres (0.65 km2) of land (0.25 square mile),But now the area are increasing year by year for increase of the gathering more muslims. Devotees from about 100 countries, including the host country, Bangladesh, attend the Bishwa Ijtema seeking divine blessings from Allah. Now from 2012 the Tabligh Jamaat Bishwa ijtema held in two shift. In recent years, over seven thousands foreign delegates attend the Ijtema each year.
|Peoples are gathering in Ijtema|
Bishwa Ijtema is a peaceful gathering of worshippers that come to seek guidance, blessings and spiritual fulfillment. The Tabligh Jamaat BIshwa Ijtema is the most perfect way of Islamic education, spiritual adulation,blessings and meditation.Due to the constant threat of radical groups, the event is patrolled by thousands of law enforcement members and policemen, to ensure the safety.Now Bishwa Ijtema Bangladesh has become one of the most important international event in the world. Bishwa Ijtema is one of the most admired congregational gatherings in Bangladesh. It is a non political and most peaceful religious gathering all over the world after Hajj.