Largest Ramadan prayer congregation in Kerala Begins

Published on: 05 Aug, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Malappuram District News

4 August 2013
Malappuram

The largest Ramadan prayer congregation in the country began on Sunday at Swalath Nagar in Malappuram district of Kerala, where thousands of Muslim men women and children have arrived to take part.The venue of the congregation, about 350 km from the state capital, is spread across 10 km, and 20 large grounds serve as the main venue. The devout will gather on both sides of National Highway 213.

This gathering has been an annual event held on the eve of the 27th Ramadan. Only at Makkah and Madeena do more Muslims gather to hear religious discourses led by Muslim clerics, the organisers said.

Numerous devout Muslims arrive here not only from other parts of India but also abroad.In between the prayer sessions, a pledge against terrorism and alcoholism, besides extending a message of harmony, tolerance, love and affection, will also be taken.

Source– http://www.ndtv.com/article/south/india-s-largest-ramadan-prayer-meet-begins-in-kerala-401125

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