Bitul Mukarram Mosque Market

Baitul Mukarram is the national mosque of Bangladesh. It is situated beside the General Post Office of Bangladesh. (GPO). The architecture of Baitul Mukarram is very modern and resembles Mecca. It is an eight-storied building and is considered the center of the nation by millions of pious Muslim who gather here from various parts of the country every day to pray. On Fridays and special religious occasions this mosque is filled with people. There is a big religious products market in Baitul Mukarram beside the mosque where about 700 religious products shops sell Islamic books, jainamaj, scent, caps, surma (ash color for eyes), burkhas, Islamic CD disks, agorbati, rose water, maswak (tooth brush. The temporary religious products shops sustain commercial activity around the mosque area. In addition wall plates with Islamic calligraphy, mythological photos, janamas (carpet for pray) and Islamic calendars are also sold here. Friday is the holyday of Baitul Mukarram market. The market starts at 9:00am and closes at 9:00pm.