LAHORE – The second phase of the Raiwind Tablighi Ijtima, the second largest congregation in the world, started on 15th November and it will end on 18th November (Sunday).

The preaching congregation started at Raiwind City amid tight security measures. The congregation will end with an exceptionally long prayer (dua), which would be offered on Sunday.

Millions of Muslims from different parts of the world and Pakistan arrived to attend the religious gathering, listen to the sermons and say prayers. The faithful on buses reached at Raiwind to attend the ijtima and to say prayers. The purpose of the ijtima is considered to purge the souls.

People from across the globe gathered at the Raiwind City to participate in the second phase of Tableeghi Ijtima amid tight security where the leading religious clerics of the world will deliver sermons.

A police officer told this newspaper that a good number of security personnel had been put on high alert to guard the participants of the congregation. He said barriers and blockages had been placed around sensitive areas besides installing CCTV cameras at specific points. He said advance checking had already been started at Kasur boundary, Sundar areas, Raiwind localities, and other adjoining parts of the Raiwind City. 

A cleric said the purpose of this Ijtima was the same to seek forgiveness to Allah of all the sins as the eternal success is the way of Almighty Allah and the teachings and by following the footprints of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). “The entire Muslim Ummah is facing colossal spiritual problems only because it had been de-tracked from the path of righteousness and submission,” he stated.

A large number of security personnel have been deputed at the Rawind Tablighi Ijtema, while traffic wardens were also deployed to ensure smooth flow.