Over a million Muslims raised their hands seeking forgiveness and blessings for mankind and the Muslim Ummah as the three-day Biswa Ijtema (International gathering) concluded. Maulana Jobayerul Hasan of Tablig-e-Jamaat, India led the 22-minute Munajat (supplication) at the ijtema, the biggest annual Islamic event after the hajj, on the bank of Turag in Tongi. Muslims from more than 70 countries attended the solemn event. Maulana Jobayerul, in Urdu and Arabic, called upon the Muslims to follow Islam in everyday life and dedicate them to establish Islamic values in the society. President Zillur Rahman had listened to the sermons for nearly one and a half hours sitting adjacent to the main stage at the congregation before the Munajat started. The prime minister joined the Munajat from the rooftop of the Civil Aviation Authority headquarters at Tongi. Her cabinet colleagues, political leaders, high civil and military officials, among others, joined the premier. Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia attended the Munajat from atop Atlas Bangladesh building. Party leaders accompanied her. The Tablig-e-Jamaat has been organising the ijtema since 1976.