ISLAMABAD: A large number of youngsters were seen interacting with ulema and religious scholars on second day of the three-day "Tablighi Ijtima" (religious congregation) in the federal capital.
They were sitting in small groups after listening to the sermons of prominent ulema belonging to Tableeghi Jama'at, which claims that it has no affiliation with any political party.
"We have come here to learn from our elders. These are very tough times for Muslims across the world and we hope this 'Ijtima' will strengthen our faith and make us true believers," said Muhammad Tahir, 28, who came from Mianwali along with his several other friends to attend the congregation.
Another youth Ehsan Munir said he regularly visited such religious gatherings not only in Islamabad but also Raiwind, Lahore and other parts of the country. "Every time I go back to my village, I feel myself a better Muslim. It is like a Hajj for poor people like us as it purifies our souls."