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Saraswati Puja observed on RU campus

Rajshahi, Jan 30 – Saraswati Puja, the festival for worshipping Devi Saraswati, the Goddess of learning and of the Hindu community, was observed at Rajshahi University (RU) campus through a socio-religious programme and rituals on Thursday. Read More »

ধর্মান্তরিত ১২ সদস্যের পরিবারটিকে ভারতে ফেরত পাঠানোর নেপথ্যে

বিবিসি বাংলা, ঢাকা বিতর্কিত ধর্মীয় বক্তা মিজানুর রহমান আজহারীর ওয়াজ মাহফিলে যে পরিবারটির ধর্মান্তকরণ নিয়ে বিতর্ক চলছে, তাদের সবাইকে ভারতে ফেরত পাঠানো হয়েছে। গত ২৪শে জানুয়ারী লক্ষীপুরের রামগঞ্জ উপজেলার পানপাড়া গ্রামে এই ঘটনা ঘটেছিল। সেখানে একই পরিবারের মোট ১২ জন সদস্য এক সঙ্গে ইসলামে দীক্ষা নেয়ার পর এ নিয়ে ব্যাপক আলোচনা শুরু হয়। আলোচিত এই পরিবারটি এসেছিল ভারত থেকে। সেখানে ... Read More »

Tablig Jamaat Biswa Iztema second phase begins in Tongi

Dhaka, Jan 17 – The second phase of the 55th Biswa Ijtema, the second-largest annual congregation of the Muslims, began yesterday morning on the bank of Turag River at Tongi, on the outskirts of the Dhaka city, amid tigh t security. The proceedings began after the Fazr prayers with an ‘Aam Bayan’ (general sermons) by Indian scholar Mawlana Cherag Ali ... Read More »

Pope Francis: God still loves us all, even the worst of us

Pope Francis has ushered in Christmas by saying God loves everyone – “even the worst of us”. He was speaking to thousands of people during Christmas Eve Mass in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. “You may have mistaken ideas, you may have made a complete mess of things… but the Lord continues to love you,” the Argentine pontiff said. Read More »

Eid-e-Miladunnabi Nov 10

Dhaka – Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the day of birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM), will be observed in the country on November 10 (Sunday) as the moon of Rabiul Awal was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Tuesday. Read More »

Celebration and significance of Durga Puja in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Oct 4 (UNB) – Sharadiya Durga Puja, the iconic celebration of the Hindu community both in Bangladesh and West Bengal, has its roots deep within the cultural heritage. No other festival of the Hindu religion is observed as widely as the celebration of the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon king Mahishasura. Read More »

Common ground

by Hans Dembowski In politics, there are two different ways to refer to religion. One is to pretend to be exerting God’s will; the other is to spell out the ethics of one’s faith. Read More »

Holy Ashura in Bangladesh on Sept 10

Dhaka, Aug 31 (UNB) – Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), will be observed in the country on September 10 as the Muharram moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Saturday. The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee held at the conference room of Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office with ... Read More »