Ijtema meaning and definition,What is Bishwa Ijtema Alami Ijtema or (World Congregation) Tongi, Dhaka Bangladesh,Role of Ijtema in the Effort of Dawah and Tabligh

Ijtema is a urdu word that in english is congregation.Any congregation can be called Ijtema But by common meaning it is called for Islamic congregation or meating. And literally also it has difference from conference word.

Before coming to topic of The Bishwa Ijtema, (Bangla: বিশ্ব এজতেমা)Alami Ijtema or (World Congregation) I would like to have a brief accout on Ijtema and its role in the whole effort of Tablighi Jamaat.

The work of Tabligh is based on the basic effort meeting Muslim Personally at their doorstep may be at houses Markets fields etc.

The basic pattern of any Prophet work was to go to the people.People not desirous of deen But Prophets used to convince them. 
It is most difficult Job. 
If someone is having Desire (Talab) for deen for him/her road is very easy. He can go to Madarsa/Can learn from Ulemas directly or by books.

The main Problem is for those Who dont have Desire about deen. They are immersed in the wordly life no concern of life after death..........

These Could be of two category..
1.Druncard and bad element of Society

2. Otherwise good with respect to Wordly life. But no concern of LIFE AFTER DEATH.........Not attending Prayers......Means of earning is not Halal........Allah command and the way of Prophet is not in life and he is not aware also/Desirous.
They may include highest to lowest person of Society Doctors.engineers, Big or small the ricshawpullaer and Hawkers

To bring them to Islamic way is most difficult.
Personal contact with love and mercy and passion is the most effective tool for this section. Tableeghi Jamaat effort is most suitable for these sections................Maulana Mahmudul Hasan The Grand Mufti has compared the work of Tabligh as Rain that benefit  everyone.........


Thats why they go in the Path of Allah and do these activities and while being at home daily meeting for giving Dawah is part of their shedule. and popularly known as Five Amaal that include Mashwara,Daily Islamic learning,Mulaqat(meeting Muslims),Weekly Programme in mosque and 3 days in a month in adjoining locallity within 5-10 Km.

Then what is Role of Ijtema in this Programmae.

1. .It is actually a training camp for Islamic way of Life.Actually the Ijtema also revole around the same Objective. It is not like other conferences having formalities of President /chief guest/Posters/Banners/Decorative Stage...........

2. The focus remain in Ijtema for sending Jamaats from Ijtema, To reach the general Muslim with the Amaal e Dawat and to encourage them to do after returning home. Ijtema is a place of motivation.

3. It also serves the Purpose of Ummathood as in big Ijtema People from all parts of the world Participate for a commpn issue of Allah way of life for themselves and for whole mankind till the day of Qiyamah.

Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi R.A. Describe it in these words.And he also narrate about the first Ijtema of this kind held in 1941 in Nooh district of Haryana near Delhi.

What is Bishwa Ijtema,

 There is nothing special in it and Objective of all Ijtema is same as described above.Actually large gatherings and people from Alla over the world led to the Words AALAMI IJTEMA in Urdu and The Bishwa Ijtema in Bangla.

The Bishwa Ijtema, (Bangla: বিশ্ব এজতেমা)Alami Ijtema or (World Congregation) is an annual Islamic movement congregation held at Tongi, Bangladesh by the river Turag.

The first meeting was reportedly held in 1946 [1] (although various sources indicate other dates for this) and continues to be organized . It last three days and is attended by over two million Muslims, making it the second largest congregation after the Hajj to Mecca. 
It is concluded with the Akheri Munajat, or final prayer. The tradition of Ijtema began as a small group of religious-minded individuals gathering at a local mosque. For forty-one years Tongi has been the chosen location, although similar programs are held on a lesser scale in other countries. 

The Ijtema is non-political, and therefore perhaps it draws people of all persuasion. Prayer is held for the spiritual adulation, exaltation and welfare of the Muslims community.
 This immensely popular program gives the people of Bangladesh an opportunity to interact with Muslims from other countries and is commonly attended by prominent political figures.

The congregation takes place at an area comprising 160 acres of land (0.25 square mile). Devotees from approximately 80 countries, including the host country, Bangladesh, attend the three-day Ijtema seeking divine blessings from Allah.