Category Archives: ISLAM

ISLAM, A SECULAR RELIGION

ISLAM, A SECULAR RELIGION ANIS CHOWDHURY The title of this piece should raise eyebrows. How could Islam be secular? Religion and secularism are generally thought to be contradictory to each other. More so with Islam, a religion which, in recent … Continue reading

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KISSINGER COMPARED BANGABANDHU TO ALLENDE

KISSINGER COMPARED BANGABANDHU TO ALLENDE “The Trial of Henry Kissinger” noted journalist Christopher Hitchins, former editor of Harper’s magazine, wrote “Kissinger had received some very bad and even mocking press for his handling of the Bangladesh crisis, and it had … Continue reading

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THE LAND OF THE PURE?

THE LAND OF THE PURE?  SM SHAHRUKH Pakistan is anything but Pure.. On Wikipedia, it says: “The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign country … with a population exceeding 180 million people. Located at the crossroads of the strategically … Continue reading

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A GOLDEN AGE

A GOLDEN AGE TIM STEELE The sub-continental empires owe a lot to the wealth generated in the Ganges delta in Bangladesh The average citizen of modern India very evidently, not only chooses to openly ignore the importance of the lands … Continue reading

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SECULARISM AND THE STATE: CASE OF BANGLADESH

SECULARISM AND THE STATE: CASE OF BANGLADESH Dr. Sinha M. A. Sayeed It was a class of third year (Honours) in political science. Professor Dr. Ferdous Hossain, a celebrated political scientist, entered timely in a very befitting mood and poise … Continue reading

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THE SECULARITY OF BANGLADESH CONSTITUTION AFTER 15TH AMENDMENT

THE SECULARITY OF BANGLADESH CONSTITUTION AFTER 15TH AMENDMENT S. M. Masum Billah Critics point out that retention of Islam as the ‘state religion’ and restoration of secularism at the same time can not go together. So, 15th amendment has been … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH HAS TO BE A SECULAR STATE

BANGLADESH HAS TO BE A SECULAR STATE Professor Mohit Ul Alam As I read the history about the role of the anti-Liberation people, who were active during the nine months of the Liberation War, I see that the leaders of … Continue reading

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ARE THEY HIRED INTELLECTUALS FOR WESTERN PROPAGANDA?

ARE THEY HIRED INTELLECTUALS FOR WESTERN PROPAGANDA? ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Recently I read a book titled Why I am not a Muslim written by Ibn Warraq, one among the many recent books written by some Muslim intellectuals. This is his … Continue reading

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WHY WE NEED TO CONFRONT JIHADISTS AND POLITICAL ISLAM

WHY WE NEED TO CONFRONT JIHADISTS AND POLITICAL ISLAM ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Part-II In our subcontinent, Islam was first introduced mainly by Sufis and Ulema from Persia. Islam was in its liberal form in Persia rather than in Arabian Peninsula. … Continue reading

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WHY WE NEED TO CONFRONT JIHADISTS AND POLITICAL ISLAM

WHY WE NEED TO CONFRONT JIHADISTS AND POLITICAL ISLAM ABDUL GAFFAR CHOUDHURY Now Islam is a synonym for terrorism in the western world. Whenever someone criticises Islamic terrorists they try to find the source of terrorism even in Qur’an. Recently … Continue reading

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THE ADVENT OF ISLAM IN ARAKAN AND THE ROHINGYAS

THE ADVENT OF ISLAM IN ARAKAN AND THE ROHINGYAS Dr.Mohammed Ali Chowdhury The advent of Islam in Arakan and the Rohingya presented at the Seminar organised by Arakan Historical Society at Chittagong Zila Parishad Hall, Chittagong, on December 31, 1995, … Continue reading

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MUSLIMS UNITE !

MUSLIMS UNITE ! Mahathir Mohamad The whole world is looking at us. Certainly 1.3 billion Muslims, one-sixth of the world’s population are placing their hopes in us, even though they may be cynical about our will and capacity to even … Continue reading

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SHIA AND SUNNI PEOPLE ARE THE SAME : IMAM KHOMEINI (RA)

SHIA AND SUNNI PEOPLE ARE THE SAME : IMAM KHOMEINI (RA) “From the viewpoint of the late Imam Khomeini (RA), Shai and Sunni people are the same,” said Friday prayer leader in Sistan and Baluchestan. “The late Imam Khomeini (RA) … Continue reading

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ISLAM CONDEMNS SECTARIANISM

ISLAM CONDEMNS SECTARIANISM Professor Maqsood Jafri I feel shocked when somebody asks me; what is your sect? I simply say; I am a Muslim. The fact of the matter is that when you say that you are a Muslim, the … Continue reading

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WHAT IS BEHIND SUNNI – SHIA DIVIDE ?

WHAT IS BEHIND SUNNI – SHIA DIVIDE ? AIJAZ ZAKA SYED What is the world coming to? It is as if the red tide of blood has engulfed the whole world. It is killings, bloodshed and chaos everywhere. And Muslims … Continue reading

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ISIS IS NOT A “A SUNNI OUTFIT” AS BEING REPORTED..

WHY IT MATTERS THAT ISIS IS NOT A “A SUNNI OUTFIT” AS BEING REPORTED.. Irfan Al-Alawi IT SEEMS the Western media remains confused about who ISIS are. They are still being labeled a ‘Sunni’ outfit, but it is certain they … Continue reading

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SHIA SUNNI UNITY, THE NEED OF OUR TIME

SHIA SUNNI UNITY, THE NEED OF OUR TIME Here the emerging need to discuss this topic “Is my religion Islam?” is because when we look around us in the muslim world it is at an unrest state. Seems we don’t … Continue reading

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IMPERIALISM – A DEMOCRATIC AFFAIR

IMPERIALISM – A DEMOCRATIC AFFAIR EHSAN ABDULLAH It has been sixty one years since the end of the Great second world war, after atomic bombs decimated Hiroshima and Nagasaki, sixty million lost there life in that wretched war, and nations … Continue reading

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