Bishwa Ijtema is one of the biggest congregational gatherings and has become an international event, held at Tongi by the river Turag. It is typically held every year in February but the dates change, which is a 3 days long event. It is estimated that the number of attendees in 2007 was over 3 million; it holds great significance as it focuses solely on prayer and meditation and is not open to political beliefs and discussions. The opportunity to study the Qur’an and listen to various sermons is open to all. It is a perfect medium of religious education, spiritual adulation, blessing and exaltation. Some incredible photography opportunities for picture lovers to witness one of the biggest congregations, including trains that are completely covered with Muslim pilgrims coming to join the event.

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