Govt takes steps to spread values of Islam: Faridul

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DHAKA, June 13, 2021 (BSS) – State Minister for Religious Affairs Md Faridul Haque Khan today said the present government has taken various steps to properly spread the brotherhood and values of Islam.

“The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has long ago announced a zero tolerance policy against militancy in the name of Islam. In continuation of that, she is constructing 560 model mosques across the country with the aim of spreading the ‘true essence’ of Islam against extremism and militancy,” he said.

He said this after virtually attending the final round of the International Qiraat Competition on the occasion of Dhaka OIC Youth Capital-2020 at Islamic Foundation Baitul Mukarram Auditorium in the city as the chief guest.

Of the 560 mosques, some 50 model mosques have already been inaugurated, he said, adding that these mosques will have the opportunity to learn 14,000 Hafez-Quran every year.

He said that the young people will be much more inspired to acquire the noble teachings of Islam through this international Quran competition.

Islam speaks of peace, equality and unity, he said, adding that through this competition, the participants will be able to spread the message of peace of Islam all over the world.

Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs Md Nurul Islam presided over the function.

Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Md Akhter Hossain and President of Islamic Co-operation Youth Forum (ICYF) Taha Ayhan were also present virtually, among others, on the occasion.

The competition was inaugurated on February 24, 2021 at the virtual international level on the occasion of Mujib Year.