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The iconic Tara Masjid did not always have those stars!

Today, it is hard to imagine our beloved Star Mosque without its stars. And with that comes the obvious question, what was the name of this mosque before those stars were added?

Things you probably didn’t know about mosque architecture in Bangladesh

The cultural legacy of Bengal is imbued in its breath-taking religious structures. Being a predominantly Muslim land, it's unsurprising that mosques constitute the majority of such architectural wonders. Throughout the course of Islamic rule in Bengal, stretching from the early Sultanate period to modern times, the designs of mosques have undergone a continual evolution.

How to stay physically fit for Taraweeh

With these tips, you can make the most of this holy month and keep yourself physically fit for Taraweeh.

5 must-see places in Dinajpur

Dinajpur is a place rich with history and archaeological sites. While there may not be many tourist activities, these locations make for a great travel destination with mesmerising insights into history, myth, and past traditions. Additionally, these locations, some now in ruins, are surrounded by untainted natural sights. For tourists and visitors looking to make the trip, here are some places to visit.

6 most beautiful mosques in the world

Mosques have been used as places of worship for Muslims all over the world for over a millennium. The beauty and rich history, architecture and cultures of these sacred sites continue to inspire visitors to this day. Sacred sites, regardless of creed or denomination, provide religious insights as well as a greater grasp of history. Mosques, like many other religious monuments around the world, frequently serve as symbols of a city's cultural identity and geography.

Top 5 must-see places to visit in Kishoreganj

Kishoreganj, a district under Dhaka division is full of diverse landscapes, greeneries and rivers alongside a rich cultural heritage. Whether it’s the scenic haors that comes alive colourfully during monsoon or sites that has a strong historical and cultural legacy, Kishoreganj is every travel enthusiast’s dream place. So, here are 5 absolute must-see places in Kishoreganj that will satisfy your wanderlust.

Mosques in Mumbai turn down volume for azaan after Raj Thackeray's demands

Sitting in an office lined with books overlooking a giant prayer hall, Mohammed Ashfaq Kazi, the main preacher at the largest mosque in Mumbai, checked a decibel meter attached to the loudspeakers before he gave the call to worship.

A peek into Mughal Dhaka

Nestled between Tin Netar Mazar and court buildings, the mosque-and-tomb compound of Haji Khwaja Shahbaz takes one back to the Mughal era, perhaps because there are no high-rises directly overshadowing its premises.

Muslim doctor shot near Houston mosque on way to prayer

A Muslim man on his way to morning prayer is shot and stabbed outside a mosque in Houston, Texas.

August 27, 2023
August 27, 2023

The iconic Tara Masjid did not always have those stars!

Today, it is hard to imagine our beloved Star Mosque without its stars. And with that comes the obvious question, what was the name of this mosque before those stars were added?

April 13, 2023
April 13, 2023

Things you probably didn’t know about mosque architecture in Bangladesh

The cultural legacy of Bengal is imbued in its breath-taking religious structures. Being a predominantly Muslim land, it's unsurprising that mosques constitute the majority of such architectural wonders. Throughout the course of Islamic rule in Bengal, stretching from the early Sultanate period to modern times, the designs of mosques have undergone a continual evolution.

March 26, 2023
March 26, 2023

How to stay physically fit for Taraweeh

With these tips, you can make the most of this holy month and keep yourself physically fit for Taraweeh.

October 22, 2022
October 22, 2022

5 must-see places in Dinajpur

Dinajpur is a place rich with history and archaeological sites. While there may not be many tourist activities, these locations make for a great travel destination with mesmerising insights into history, myth, and past traditions. Additionally, these locations, some now in ruins, are surrounded by untainted natural sights. For tourists and visitors looking to make the trip, here are some places to visit.

October 12, 2022
October 12, 2022

6 most beautiful mosques in the world

Mosques have been used as places of worship for Muslims all over the world for over a millennium. The beauty and rich history, architecture and cultures of these sacred sites continue to inspire visitors to this day. Sacred sites, regardless of creed or denomination, provide religious insights as well as a greater grasp of history. Mosques, like many other religious monuments around the world, frequently serve as symbols of a city's cultural identity and geography.

August 28, 2022
August 28, 2022

Top 5 must-see places to visit in Kishoreganj

Kishoreganj, a district under Dhaka division is full of diverse landscapes, greeneries and rivers alongside a rich cultural heritage. Whether it’s the scenic haors that comes alive colourfully during monsoon or sites that has a strong historical and cultural legacy, Kishoreganj is every travel enthusiast’s dream place. So, here are 5 absolute must-see places in Kishoreganj that will satisfy your wanderlust.

May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022

Mosques in Mumbai turn down volume for azaan after Raj Thackeray's demands

Sitting in an office lined with books overlooking a giant prayer hall, Mohammed Ashfaq Kazi, the main preacher at the largest mosque in Mumbai, checked a decibel meter attached to the loudspeakers before he gave the call to worship.

April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019

A peek into Mughal Dhaka

Nestled between Tin Netar Mazar and court buildings, the mosque-and-tomb compound of Haji Khwaja Shahbaz takes one back to the Mughal era, perhaps because there are no high-rises directly overshadowing its premises.

July 4, 2016
July 4, 2016

Muslim doctor shot near Houston mosque on way to prayer

A Muslim man on his way to morning prayer is shot and stabbed outside a mosque in Houston, Texas.

April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016

Khadem killed muezzin for mosque fund: Cops

Lalbagh police arrest four people including the "mastermind" in connection with the murder of a muezzin in Old Dhaka's Islampur on April 5.

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