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Shab-e-Barat observed

Dhaka – The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune, was observed in Bangladesh on Sunday night with due solemnity and religious fervour. Muslim devotees offered prayers, held discussion meetings and milad mohfils seeking divine blessings for peace, happiness and wellbeing of all. Read More »

Khaleda offers fateha at husband, son’s graves

Dhaka – BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday night offered fateha at the graves of her husband Ziaur Rahman and younger son Aarafat Rahman Koko on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat, unb news agency reported. The BNP chief first went to Koko’s grave at Banani graveyard around 8pm and stayed there for around 20 minutes. Read More »

Shab-e-Barat Sunday

The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed across the country on Sunday with due religious fervour. According to Muslim belief, Shab-e-Barat is the night when Allah arranges the affairs of the following year. On Shab-e-Barat, Allah writes the destinies of all the creations for the coming year by taking into account their past deeds. Dhaka, ... Read More »

Shab-e-Barat on May 22

Dhaka -The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed in the country on May 22 as the Shaban moon was not sighted in Bangladesh sky on Saturday. The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at a meeting at the Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office in the evening, said a handout. Read More »

Shab-e-Meraj Wednesday

Dhaka – The holy Shab-e-Miraj will be observed in the country on Wednesday night with due religious fervour, unb news agency reported. On 27th of Arabic month of Rajab every year, the Muslims observe the Shab-e-Meraj, the night when Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) embarked on a special journey to meet Allah. Read More »

101,758 to perform hajj this year

Dhaka – The Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal for amendments to the National Hajj and Umrah Policy-2016 (Hijri 1437) and Hajj Package 2016 (Hijri 1437) by doubling the number of hajj pilgrims to 10,000 under government management, unb news agency reported. Read More »

Temple complex fire kills at least 100 in south India

Kerala, India — A massive fire broke out during a fireworks display in a south Indian temple early Sunday, killing more than 100 people and injuring at least 200 more, a top official said. The fire started when a spark from a fireworks show ignited a separate batch of fireworks that were being stored at the Puttingal temple complex in ... Read More »

Islamophobia: Fueling the cycle of violence

Anti-Muslim rhetoric and discrimination can heighten religious identities, drive social seclusion and increase attitudes of intolerance amongst segments of Muslims who are vulnerable in society. This in turn legitimises the prejudicial beliefs underlying discriminatory practices. This polarising dynamic, in part, contributes to a cycle of violence in certain Western societies. Read More »

Saudi Arabia tells UN Human Rights Council ‘shariah is sacrosanct’

Saudi Arabia has told the United Nations Human Rights Council that it would not accept any recommendations that contravene Islamic law. Faisal bin Hassan Trad, Saudi ambassador to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, made the comments recently at a meeting of the rights body attended by Heiner Bielefeldt, the special rapporteur on freedom of religion and ... Read More »

What do you think when you look at me – An American Muslim asks

What do you think when you look at me? A woman of faith? An expert? Maybe even a sister. Or oppressed, brainwashed, a terrorist. Or just an airport security line delay. That one’s actually true. (Laughter) If some of your perceptions were negative, I don’t really blame you. That’s just how the media has been portraying people who look like ... Read More »

Religious pluralism, peace: Lessons from Madinah Charter

By Mohamed Bin Ali The Medina Charter (Arabic: Sahifah Medina or Dustur Medina) is arguably known to be the first constitution ever written incorporating religion and politics. Drawn up by Prophet Muhammad, the Charter was intended to end inter-tribal conflicts and maintain peace and cooperation among the people of Medina, which, after Mecca, is Islam’s second holiest place where the ... Read More »

President Obama visits a Baltimore mosque

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President Obama on Wednesday spoke at the Islamic Society of Baltimore — his first visit to a mosque in America — on protecting our nation’s tradition of religious freedom.(Excerpts) “If we’re serious about freedom of religion — and I’m speaking now to my fellow Christians who remain the majority in this country — we have to understand an attack on ... Read More »

Integrated reporting, better governance benefits Islamic investors

Kuala Lumpur – 31 Jan: Islamic finance is complementary to and a major enabler of making responsible investing more ubiquitous across emerging markets – and Asia is leading the way – but integrated reporting and governance remains gap for many investors. To attract long-term capital, many companies in Asia are becoming more aware of how investors integrate Environmental, Social & ... Read More »

Truth-seeking about Islam

By Paul Findley Twenty years ago the plight of Muslims in America was so serious, it led me to a weeklong international conference on Western images of Islam. It was held in Penang, Malaysia, half way around the world. Leading the conference was Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, one of the founders of the Just World Trust (now known as the International ... Read More »

Biswa Ijtema 2nd phase ends today at Tongi

Dhaka – The second phase of Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest congregations of Muslims in the world, will conclude today (Sunday) with the offering of Akheri Munajat. Eminent Islamic scholar of India Moulana Muhammad Sa’ad is likely to lead the Munajat which will start around 11:00am. Several thousand devotees from different places of the country have already reached the ... Read More »

Biswa Ijtema Second phase ends tomorrow

The “Akheri Munajat” of the second phase of 51st Biswa Ijtema on the banks of river Turag at Tongi will be offered tomorrow, ending the three-day annual Muslim congregation.Thousands of Muslims from home and abroad are participating in the second largest congregation of the Muslims after Hajj.Our Gazipur correspondent reports, some three million people from all walks of life are ... Read More »

Tablig Ijtema second phase of begins Friday

Dhaka – The second phase of Bishwa Ijtema will begin on Friday at the bank of river Turag at Tongi in Gazipur. It will end on Sunday with akhery munajat. The devotees from 15 districts will participate in the second phase. Thousands of devotees already have reached in the ijtema ground from different parts of the country. Read More »

PM joins Akheri Munajat

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today joined the Akheri Munajat (concluding prayers) of Biswa Ijtema as the first phase of the world’s largest Muslim congregation after the holy Hajj ended on the banks of the river Turag at Tongi.From her official residence Ganobhaban, the Prime Minister took part in the munajat.Younger daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ... Read More »

Biswa Ijtema phase-I ends with Akheri Munajat

Dhaka – The first phase of the Biswa Ijtema on the bank of Turag River at Tongi on the outskirts of the capital ended on Sunday with the offering of Akheri Munajat (concluding prayers) joined by thousands of Muslims from home and abroad. The devotees raised their hands in prayers seeking forgiveness and blessings for peace and prosperity of the ... Read More »