Category Archives: ISLAM

BANGLADESH PM SHEIKH HASINA CONDEMNS ISRAEL’S USE OF FORCE IN PALESTINE

BANGLADESH PM SHEIKH HASINA CONDEMNS ISRAEL’S USE OF FORCE IN PALESTINE The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has condemned the use of force by Israel in Palestine and described it as human rights violation. “The Prime Minister’s condemnation came … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING THE PAST: BANGLADESHI FIGHTERS FOR PALESTINE OF THE 1980’s

REMEMBERING THE PAST: BANGLADESHI FIGHTERS FOR PALESTINE OF THE 1980’s Volunteers from Bangladesh fighting with Palestinians in Beirut, Lebanon 1982. (Photo: Magnum Photos-Chris Steele Perkins) YAZAN AL-SAADI A photograph and a grave. These are two relics of a time, now … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA – DEFIANT SUPPORT FOR PALESTINE

   

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SHEIKH HASINA NEW STAR OF EAST

SHEIKH HASINA: NEW STAR OF EAST KHALEEJ TIMES: SHEIKH HASINA NEW STAR OF EAST A leading daily newspaper of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on September 30 highly appreciated Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her humane approach in the … Continue reading

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BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING

BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING The significance of Bangladesh government’s attitude towards the Rohingya problem is that it has been pragmatic – ABDUL GAFFAR CHOWDHURY – This year on 28th September Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be 70. I … Continue reading

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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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