Islam

Islamic Solidarity Games: BD to send 31-man team

Bangladesh will take part in 4th Islamic Solidarity Games which is scheduled to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from May 12 to 22, an official of Bangladesh Olympic Association informed.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

Are martial arts clubs adding punch to the jihadist cause?

Combat sports are booming around the world but in France increasingly draw the attention of intelligence services hunting potential jihadists.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

Muslim woman's cheeky selfie with anti-Islam group goes viral

When hijab-wearing Zakia Belkhiri saw members of a far-right anti-Islam group protesting outside an Islamic lifestyle event she was attending in Belgium she responded like a true Millennial.

May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016

Veena Malik declares she's devoting herself to Islam

Famous and controversial Pakistani model-actress Veena Malik announces that she is going to devote herself to the study of Islam under the tutelage of Mufti Naeem, of madrassah Jamia Binoria, and...

May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

Govt moves to form media monitoring centre

The government has taken initiative to form a “media monitoring centre” to monitor news items published in different media, the information minister tells the parliament.

April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016

RSF expresses serious concern over freedom of expression in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has moved two notches up to 144th position among 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index-2016 prepared by Reporters Sans Frontières. But the Paris-based advocacy group voices...

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

Writing against religion won't be tolerated: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said hurting religious sentiments of others by writing something is not acceptable.

April 15, 2016
April 15, 2016

PM renews call for greater unity of Muslim Ummah

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina renews her call for greater unity of the Muslim Ummah and its pursuit of the great Islamic values of fraternity, justice and inclusion. The premier also reiterates her ...

April 10, 2016
April 10, 2016

Opinion: Pahela Baishakh and Olama League’s Haram ‘fatwa’

Bangladesh Awami Olama League claims Pahela Baishakh celebration is ‘Haram’. So then, is our government upholding a ‘Haram’ culture as it is a public holiday? Are the 160 million Bangalis observing...

April 4, 2016
April 4, 2016

Muezzin killed inside Old Dhaka mosque

Unknown assailants have stabbed dead a muezzin inside a mosque in Old Dhaka’s Islampur area. Police recovered the body from the stairs of the mosque. However, any motive behind the murder is yet to...

March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016

HC rejects writ over Islam as state religion

The High Court yesterday rejected the writ petition that challenged the legality of a constitutional provision giving Islam the status of state religion.