The first phase of Biswa Ijtema has entered into the second day on Saturday at Tongi, in the outskirts of Dhaka.
The three-day Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after the hajj, was started after the Fazr prayers on Friday.
Devotees, both from home and abroad, have gathered congregation venue at the banks of the Turag river.
Muslims from all walks of life take part in prayers and discussions during the ijtema., and are taking part in prayers and discussions.
Many of them offered prayers on roads and footpaths having failed to manage places at the Ijtema venue, disrupting traffic on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway.
The first phase of the Ijtema will end on Sunday with the Akheri Munajat (concluding prayers).
Maulana Md Zubayer, the Imam of Kakrail Mosque here, will conduct the Akheri Munajat in Bengali this year, said the Ijtema organisers.
Meanwhile, two devotees, including a Malaysian citizen, have so far died at the Ijtema ground on Thursday and Friday due to old-age complications and illness.
The second phase of Ijtema will be held from January 19 to 21.
Tabligh Jamaat has been organising the Ijtema at the venue since 1967. But, the Ijtema is held in two phases since 2011 to ease the accommodation problem.