Thursday, 03 September 2009

1st International Tableegh Assmebly

This year's Ijtima' Tableegh is first ever of its kind to have been participated in by the international delegates hence it was dubbed as the Ijtima it-Tableegh al Awwal ul-'Alami (First International Tableegh Assembly) held in the Philippines specifically at the New Provincial Capitol, Islamic City of Marawi, Lanao del Sur, Mindanao on July 13-16, 2009. This event was graced by some prominent Maulanas coming from other countries. Twenty-five (25) hectares of lot behind the Provincial Capitol served as the Maidan (main venue)where delegates made their make-shift to pray and stay on for the whole duration of this four-day event. As to the exact number of delegates was still unknown as delegates kept on coming in even on the last day that the Istiqbal (security volunteers) have to block the gates to and from the said Maidan. An estimated of more or less a million of people coming from different parts of the world more of which are delegates from the Philippines. This four-day momentous gathering serves as an Islamic spiritual journey, others call it a Hijrah (migration where people transfer from one un-Islamic (HARAM) place to an Islamic (HALAL) place to observe nothing but purely Islamic practices. Tight security measures were taken during the whole duration of the event. Some members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and other local enforcement units were present to secure the area. The said event was indeed a big success.

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