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Islam and Bangabandhu

Islam and Bangabandhu

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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of Bengalee the Nation, contributed much to spread the light of Islam. Bangabandhu said in a public meeting, “I am a human being, I am a Bengalee, I am a Muslim who dies once not several times” This speech proves that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib was very much pious and soft-hearted for Islam.

Bangabandhu at first established the Islamic Foundation to spread Islam and Islamic education among the Muslim communitity. It was Bangabandhu who firstly ordered to talecast and broadcast the recitation from the holy Qur’an in Bangladesh Television (BTV) and Bangladesh Beter. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib declared Eid-E-Miladunnabi, Shab-E-Qudar and Shab-E-Barat as the public holiday and he also announced that all cinema halls would be remained off on those days. Bangabandhu firstly started to provide financial help for the Hajj travellers from the government fund.

For the development of madrassa education, Bangabandhu set up a separate Madrasha Education Board and ensured the standard jobs facilities for the madrassa teachers. Because of his religious mentality, Sheikh Mujib prohibited drugs, lottery and anti-social activities. Bangabandhu was the leader who provided the vast areas of land beside the Turag  River for observing the world Ejtema, the second largest international Islamic conference. Sheikh Mujib also approved the land of Kakrail mosque and completed its development of work. This mosque is still the centre for the Tableague Jamat who spread the light of Islam.

During the war of Arab-Israil, Mujib sent a medical team and some volunteers for the Arabians and expressed his great sympathy for them. As the leader of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu participated in the OIC conference and contributed towards development of good relationship among the Muslim countries. So, his outstanding contribution towards development of Islamic culture is still being remembered by the entire Muslim world with great respect.

 

Sanwar, Lecture of English Department, Shahid Raushan Ali Khan College, Basail, Tangail