MNA National Desk: A Malaysian devotee died at Biswa Ijtema ground in Tongi of Gazipur on Friday night. The deceased is Nurhan Bin Abdur Rahman.
The three-day first phase of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, began on the banks of the Turag at Tongi after Fazr prayers yesterday.
The Ijtema began with “a’m bayan” (general sermons) by Jordanian Islamic scholar Maulana Sheikh Umar which was interpreted in Bangla by Maulana Abdul Matin.
The first phase of the 53rd Biswa Ijtema will end tomorrow with the Akheri Munajat (final prayers). The second phase of Ijtema will be held from January 19 to 21.