Towards the Last Prayer
The Bishwa Ijtema (or Bishsho Istema， Bengali:，the World or Global Congregation or Meeting) is an annual Tablighi Jamaat Islamic movement congregation held at Tongi， Bangladesh by the river Turag. It is the 2nd largest Muslim congregation in the world after the holy Hajj. The event focuses on prayers and supplication and does not allow political discussion. The local police estimated the number of attendees of 2013 ijtema to be 5 million.