All set for world’s third biggest Muslim prayer congregation

August 14th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Malappuram (Kerala), Aug 14 (IANS) All arrangements are in place for what is billed as the country’s biggest prayer congregation in the month of Ramadan to be held Wednesday at Swalath Nagar here.

This mammoth prayer congregation is considered the third largest spiritual meet after Makkah and Madina in the holy month of Ramadan.

Sayyid Ibrahimul Khaleelul Bukhari, chairman and sole leader of Ma’din Academy, is the leader of the special spiritual meet and is also the chairman of Ma’dinu Ssaquafathil Islamiyya.

“This time believers who gather here will take a pledge against terrorism and to pray for peace and harmony. There will be iftaar facilities for about 100,000 people before the marathon prayer session begins,” said Bukhari.

The annual event attracts believers across the country and from abroad.

Devotees who cannot make it to the prayer meet participate via live telecast and webcast.

Elaborate arrangements have been made and 14 grounds are ready to accommodate more than half-a-million people who are expected through the day and night.

Ma’dinu is one of the leading educational and charity initiatives among Muslim community in Kerala. It has now grown into a mass movement with more than 25 educational institutes from primary to postgraduate levels.

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