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PM joins Biswa Ijtema Akheri Munajat

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today joined the Akheri Munajat (final  prayers) of the 53rd Biswa Ijtema as the first phase of the world's  largest Muslim congregation after the holy Hajj ended on the banks of  the river Turag at Tongi From her official residence Ganobhaban, the prime minister took part in the munajat.

Awami League Presidium Member Advocate Sahara Khatoon, Joint General  Secretary Dr Dipu Moni and Agriculture Affairs Secretary Faridunnahar  Laily as well as family members and relatives of the premier joined the  prayers from the Ganobhaban. PM's Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman,  Military Secretary Major General Mia Mohammad Jainul Abedin, Press  Secretary Ihsanul Karim, Special Assistant Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap and  officials and employees of the Prime Minister's Office and Ganobhaban  took part in the munajat from there.

 A special prayer was offered on the occasion seeking continued peace,  progress and welfare of the country as well as the greater unity of the  Muslim Ummah.Senior most Imam (Pesh Imam) of Kakrail Jame Mosque Mawlana Md Jubaer  conducted the prayer. Both the Akheri Munajat and "hedayeti bayan" were  conducted for the first time in Bangla.

Tens of thousands of devotees from 16 districts of the country  attended the first phase of the Ijtema. The districts included Dhaka,  Narayanganj, Madaripur, Gaibandha, Sherpur, Lakkhipur, Bhola,  Jhalakathi, Patuakhali, Narail, Magura, Panchagarh, Nilphamari and  Natore.

Some 4,473 devotees from 88 countries joined the first phase of the  Ijtema. The devotees from other 16 districts of the country will  participate in the second phase of Biswa Ijtema slated for January  19-21.The first phase of Biswa Ijtema, which formally started with "ambayan"  (general sermon) after Fazr prayers at dawn on Friday, ended with  Akheri Munajat today.

 In the three-day first phase Ijtema, noted ulema-mashaekhs in their  sermons called for following the guidance of the holy Quran and Sunnah.  The sermons were translated into different languages of the world.

The New Delhi-based Tablig-e-Jamaat has been organising the Ijtema  since 1967. For managing the growing number of devotees coming from home  and abroad, the holy congregation is being held in two phases since the  year of 2011.