President urges Ulema to guide youth properly


DHAKA, Aug 3, 2019 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid today called upon Ulema-Mashaekh (Islamic scholars) to explain to the youth the true meaning of Islam and help them realise a better life and society.

He asked them to stand up against all malevolent initiative of vested quarters trying to create anarchy in society by misinterpreting Islam and misleading the youth.

“Some vested quarters misguide youth by misinterpreting Islam . . . You have to stand against those malevolent attempts of the vested quarters,” the President told Islamic Scholars as he hosted a dinner in honour of “Hajj Ulema Mashaekh Team-2019” at Bangabhaban here.

The head of the state added: “Islam is a religion of peace. Religion shows the way of light, removes darkness and superstition from society . . . But an evil quarter misguides the young generation wrongly interpreting Islam.”

He urged Islamic Scholars to highlight the actual ideals of Islam, which never supports militancy and terrorism.

President Hamid suggested the Ulema-Masaekh to spread the lifestyle and ideals of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) in a proper manner across the world.

This year a 57-member team of renowned scholars are going to perform Hajj to assist other Hajj-aspirants in the Saudi Arabia. The Scholars’ team will be financed by the government.

The Islamic Scholars includes Maulana Ashraf Ali of Dhaka, Maulana Abdul Halim Bukhari of Patia Madrasa, Maulana Ruhul Amin of Goplaganj, Allama Farid Uddin Masud of Kishorganj, Nanupuri Peersaheb Maulana Salauddin of Chattogram, Maulana Musaddik Billah Al-Madani of Charmonai Alia Kamil Madrasa of Barishal and Maulana Habibur Rahman Juktibadi.

Calling them (Hajj pilgrims) the “Ambassadors of Bangladesh”, the President urged all Hajj aspirants to uphold the image of the country, while abroad.

He also expressed his satisfaction over the Hajj management from Bangladesh and thanked the concerned ministry and Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) for their efforts.

The President asked all concerned to remain alert against any irregularities and negligence in Hajj management.

“Please keep in mind that none should get hurt by your behaviour,” he advised and wished everyone a safe return home.

The President also offered Isha Namaj with the Ulema at Durbar Hall prior to formal discussion. Special prayers were offered for safe journey of the pilgrims and acceptance of Holy Hajj by Almighty Allah.

Later, the President exchanged pleasantries with the Ulema.

State Minister for Religious Affairs Alhajj Advocate Sheikh Md Abdullah, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali, MP, State Minister for Public Administration Forhad Hossain, MP, and secretaries concerned, among others, were present at the meeting.