The Bishwa Ijtema meaning “global congregation” is an annual gathering of millions of Muslims in Tongi, by the banks of the Turag river, just north of Dhaka, in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is predominantly a Muslim nation. This yearly “BI” is one of the largest peaceful gatherings in the world. The Ijtema is a prayer meeting spread over three days, usually in January during which attending devotees perform daily prayers while listening …
Post Author:Glenn Mark Losack, MD
Glenn Mark Losackis a psychiatrist and author ofThe Bonds We Share: Images of Humanity, 40 Years Around the Globe.
A young girl decorated for the Jaisalmer camel festival.
The Jaisalmer Desert Festival is an annual event that takes place in February in the beautiful city of Jaisalmer, India. The festival is celebrated amidst the beautiful dunes of the …
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