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Don’t let anyone misuse Islam and its values, says Hasina

Don’t let anyone misuse Islam and its values, says Hasina

By Mir Afroz Zaman

Dhaka, July 11 ( UNI) Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has urged all to remain alert against militants so no one can carry out violence in name of Islam. We’ve to take steps so that Islam always remains on top,” the Bangladesh premier said while inaugurating the Hajj programme-2018 at Hajj Camp in the Dhaka’s Ashkona area.

PM Sheikh Hasina said Islam believes in peace and emphasizes on human rights and welfare of the people.

“Often we see some people in the name of this religion engaged in terrorist acts, which jeopardizes out religion’s image in the world,” the PM said, adding that this causes problems for Muslims when they travel to different countries in the world.

The Prime Minister said the government wants that no one to spread confusion about Islam and build a system so that people can understand the real meaning of Islam.

“For that, we’ve taken a project to construct 560 model mosques in different areas of the country under the supervision of the Islamic Foundation,” she mentioned.

The premier added that 80 percent places of the places for these mosques have been selected and the project involving Tk 800 crore got the government’s approval.

She urged the hajj pilgrims to seek mercy of the Almighty Allah while offering their prayers in the holy mosques for allowing the Muslims as well as the people of other faiths in the country to live peacefully to continue the nation’s progress.

Chaired by Religious Affairs Minister Principal Matior Rahman, the programme was addressed, among others, by Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Religious Affairs Ministry Bazlul Huq Haroon, Advocate Sahara Khatun, MP, Saudi Chargé d’ Affaires Amir Bin Omar Bin Salem and Secretary Md Anisur Rahman.

After the inaugural programme, the Prime Minister exchanged greetings with the Hajj pilgrims. The hajj flights carrying Bangladeshi pilgrims for performing hajj this year will begin on July 14. This year, a total of 1,27,198 pilgrims– 7,198 under government management and 1,20,000 under private management– will perform hajj from Bangladesh.

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