Bhopal: The 64th International Islamic congregation ended on Monday in the city with a grand prayer offered for the world peace and harmony.

The prayer at the three-day Tablighi Ijtema was delivered by Maulana Zubair-ul-Hasan of Nizamuddin Markaz, New Delhi, who prayed for peace and harmony in the country and the
world, particularly for those suffering from various diseases and asked devotees to follow the path shown by Prophet Mohammad.

World famous Islamic scholars like Maulana Saad, Maulana Ahmad Laat, Mualana Mustaqeem, Maulana Ismail and others delivered sermons on the life and practices of the Prophet and Islamic Shariat (law).

Like previous years, about 450 mass marriages (nikah) were also performed during the Ijtema by the prominent clergy.

More than 10 lakh people, including about 20,000 jamaats(group) from all over the country and 300 delegates from 10 countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Srilanka, Nepal, South Africa, Afghanistan, England, Russia, Poland, Malaysia, UAE, Iran, Canada, America and China participated in the event, the third biggest annual Islamic congregation after Haj pilgrimage and the meeting in Bangladesh, the organisers said.

(Agencies)