BSS-43 Bangabandhu never used Islam for political purpose: Faridul

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Bangabandhu never used Islam for political purpose: Faridul

CHATTOGRAM, Feb 3, 2021 (BSS): State Minister for Religious Affairs Faridul Haque Khan said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman practiced Islam with liberal mindset but he never used Islam for political purposes.

He always wanted to make Bangladesh a peaceful country, where people of different faiths can practice their respective religions freely.

The state minister was speaking as the chief guest at a discussion on “Life and work of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Contribution to Protect the Communal Harmony” organized by Bangladesh Islamic Foundation at Jamiatul Falah Jame Mosque in Chattogram on Wednesday.

Divisional Commissioner of Chattogram ABM Azad presided over the function while Abu Reza Mohammad Nezamuddin Nadvi MP, Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs Nurul Islam, its Additional Secretary Abdul Hamid Jamaddar, Director General of the Islamic Foundation Faruk Ahmed, Chairman of the Chattogram zika parishad MA Salam and Chattogram South District Awami League General Secretary Mofizur Rahman, among others, addressed the function.

The State Minister said Bangabandhu had taken various steps for the overall welfare of the country and the nation including economic, social and physical infrastructure.

Faridul said the government has built 560 model mosques in the country at a cost of Taka 10,000 crore. This project is the second largest in the history of Bangladesh, he added.

He said that the Islamic Foundation, established by Bangabandhu, is now widely known as one of the largest government-funded organizations.

“Bengali translation of the Holy Quran, Tafsir, translation of Hadith books, books written and translated on the life and work of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM), History of Islam, Islamic Law and Philosophy, Islamic Economy, Sociology, Biography of Companions and Scholars have been passed from this institution till now,” he added.

“More than three and a half thousand books on various subjects have been published from Islamic Foundation,” he added.

He said that the organization has been implementing various activities through its head office in Dhaka, 64 district offices across the country, 28 Islamic missions in the service of humanity, and seven Imam training academies.

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