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Biswa Ijtema on Feb 15-17
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Biswa Ijtema on Feb 15-17

State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah makes the announcement on Thursday, Jan 24, 2019. Photo: UNB

BiswaIjtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, will be held on February 15-17and it will be held once instead of two phases.

State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah made the announcement on Thursday from a meeting held at Religious Affairs Ministry with the presence of a delegation from two feuding groups of Tabligh Jamaat.

Mawlana Zubair, Mawlana Omar Faruk, Syed Wasiful Islam and Sahabuddin Nasim were present at the meeting.

The junior minister said, "There had been loggerheads between the two factions for long. However, representatives from the two factions sat in a meeting Wednesday. Now, there is no dispute between them."

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Wednesday said the BiswaIjtema will be held in February at Tongi as the two factions of TablighJamaat reached an understanding over holding this grand congregation.

The first phase of BiswaIjtem was scheduled to be held from January 11 to 13 while the second one from January 18 to 20 last, but those were postponed due to the December-30 national election. UNB.