Malappuram (Kerala), Sep 17(ANI): Around six people from across the country attended the country's largest Ramadan prayers congregation at Swalatha Nagar in Kerala's Malappuram district on Thursday morning.
The Lailat Al Qadr (the Night of Power), which is held at the Ma'din campus on the 27th night of the holy month of Ramadan, is thought to be largest congregation outside Mecca and Medina.
This annual conclave has attracted attention from believers across the country and from abroad as well and the discipline with which people arrange themselves for prayers is another amazing aspect of the event.
The prayers, which started on Wednesday evening, lasted till 3 am on Thursday and many Muslim dignitaries gave special speech to the gathered congregation.
"Most of our sayings believe that on the 27th Lord Almighty gives blessings. So, we congregate here to take the blessings on this date. When you have one prayer it has only one value. When you pray in a congregation, then it is accumulated, it is accumulative and it is proponent and in large you get pure bonding. The whole night we pray and this is why we congregate here," said Hajee K.M Mustafa Kamal, Programme convenor of Swalatha prayer conference.
"This started in a very small way and this itself shows that Allah has given so much of success to this. When every other movement has failed over the years but every year this congregation grows and today this year this has become the largest Muslim congregation after Mecca and Medina," Mustafa Kamal added.
Apart from the main venue, people were accommodated in 10 other grounds, which were spread across 10 km on either sides of the NH-213. Of these, 5 were specially designed and prepared for women. (ANI)