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Stage all set in Bhopal, 63rd International Tableeghi Ijtima begins today

Saturday December 25, 2010 02:07:19 PM, Pervez Bari,

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Bhopal: Stage is all set for the for the for the three-day 63rd “Aalami Tableeghi Ijtima” (World Preachers Congregation) to be held here from December 25 to 27 on the outskirts of Bhopal at Ghasipura in Eintkhedi village in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The Ijtima will conclude on December 27 with mass “Dua” (prayer).

A tented city has come up at Ghasipura in Eintkhedi as people in hordes from all over the country and abroad have started pouring in to the Ijtima site. The trickle which started after the “Juma” (Friday) prayers picked up slowly and gradually and after Isha (night) prayers the rush of people became a tornado and would continue the whole night.

More than half a million people from all over the world participate in the Ijtima every year. Around 600 foreigners in different Jamaats (Group of people) who have reached the Ijtima site include from Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait, Egypt, South Africa, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, the United Kingdom, China etc.

According to Janab Ateeq-ul-Islam, spokesman and member of the organizing committee of the Tableeghi Ijtima, about 250 Nikahs will get solemnized during the Ijtima when the elders of the Tableeghi Jamaat in a simple manner in the spirit of Islam after Asir (evening) prayers on December 26.

With the crack of dawn after Fajr prayers the Ijtima would start unfolding. The opening sermon after Fajr prayers would be delivered by Maulana Chiraghuddin of Rajasthan. The Namaz timings at the Masjid Ghasipura during the Ijtima would be, Fajr at 0630 hours, Zohar at 1400 hours, Asir at 1635 hours, Maghrib at 1740 hours and the Isha Namaz would be offered after the completion of Bayan (sermons).

In a bid to boost security in and around the venue CCTVs have been installed at strategic points. Police have set up watchtowers and hundreds of policemen are present on the spot. Apart from police, the personnel of Rapid Action Force, (RAF), the Traffic police will be in attendance along with hundreds of volunteers of Tableeghi Jamaat to streamline the vehicular traffic. Special buses are plying between the Capital and Eintkhedi village to take citizens to the venue. 





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