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  • Shab-e-Barat 2019

    Shab-e-Barat tonight

    The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed in the country tonight with due religious fervour.

  • Shedding our prejudices

    If you are in a drawing room and any other gathering of your friends or acquaintances, naturally the talk of the day would lurk around what is going on around the world.

  • Resist terrorism, militancy: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina calls upon the people to be united in resisting terrorism and militancy to establish peace and security in the public life.

  • Turkey's Erdogan warns Muslims against birth control

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Muslims to reject contraception and have more children.

  • 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 "zero tolerance" policy to terrorism and violent extremism.

  • Obama decries anti-Muslim rhetoric on first mosque visit

    On his first trip to an American mosque since becoming president seven years ago, President Barack Obama offers an impassioned rebuttal of "inexcusable" Republican election rhetoric against the Muslims community. He made the short trip to the Islamic Society of Baltimore to call on Americans not to be "bystanders to bigotry."

  • Radicalisation of Bangladeshi workers dates back to 2013

    In April 2013, terrorist group Islamic State announced it would expand its operations beyond Iraq as the civil war in Syria worsened. That same year, a group of Bangladeshi construction workers in Singapore began a closed religious study group to discuss these conflicts that involved Muslims, and whether they should take up arms.

  • 2nd phase of Biswa Ijtema underway

    The second phase of Biswa Ijtema, the largest congregation of the Muslims in the world, is continuing today amid sermons being delivered in Tongi on Dhaka’s outskirt.

  • Biswa Ijtema begins

    The first phase of the three-day Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, begins on the bank of the Turag river at Tongi in Gazipur.

  • First phase of Biswa Ijtema begins today

    The first phase of three day-long Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after the Hajj, begins on the bank of the Turag river at Tongi in Gazipur today.

  • Interview: How perilous is the threat to Muslims in the US

    Since the deadly Paris attacks and San Bernadino shootings, a widespread backlash against Muslims in US has been reported.To understand the narratives around Islam and Muslims in US, Raza Rumi speaks to Dr Akbar S. Ahmed, who is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University.

  • 70,000 Muslim clerics pass ‘fatwa’ against terrorism

    Religious leaders emphasize that they don't consider terrorists to be true Muslims.

  • Zuckerberg voices support for Muslim Facebook users

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reassures Muslim Facebook users that they are “always welcome” on the popular social media platform.

  • Trump urges US ban on Muslim arrivals

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a halt to Muslims entering the US, in the wake of the deadly California shootings.

  • Paris mosque urges Muslims to join 'anti-terror' protest

    The Great Mosque of Paris urges French Muslims to gather at the country's most important mosque Friday to say "No to terror" and "We are all Paris!".

  • Guns, God and grievances: Belgium's Islamist "airbase"

    "A breeding ground for violence" the mayor of Molenbeek called her town, speaking of unemployment and overcrowding among Arab immigrant families, of youthful despair finding refuge in radical Islam.

  • Syrians can return to fight, 'liberate' homeland: Polish minister

    The hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees pouring into Europe can be trained to form an army and return to "liberate" their homeland, Poland's new foreign minister says.

  • India beef lynching premeditated, says inquiry

    A commission of inquiry in India has concluded that the lynching of a man over rumours he kept and consumed beef was premeditated and not spontaneous.

  • Shiv Sena attack derails India-Pakistan cricket talks

    A meeting between India and Pakistan's cricket board chiefs in Mumbai has been cancelled after a protest by far-right Hindu nationalists.

  • Indonesia removes churches after religious violence

    Authorities in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province on Monday began tearing down several small Christian churches after hardline Muslims demanded their closure.

  • Gunman kills Israeli soldier as diplomats seek calm

    In the latest unrest, an Israeli soldier is killed in a shooting at a bus station in the southern city of Beersheba, the first such attack after a day in which violence seemed to somewhat ebb.

  • BJP warns leaders over beef remarks

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "angry" with party leaders who made incendiary statements in the aftermath of the Dadri killing over beef rumours.

  • ‘Muslims should stop eating beef’

    A senior leader of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that Muslims living in the country should give up consuming beef.

  • The hardliners behind Modi

    An ascendant Hindu nationalist group wants minority Muslims and Christians to accept that India is a nation of Hindus, and is pushing some of them to convert.

  • Islamic State figures killed in air strike

    Eight senior figures from Islamic State were killed in an air strike while meeting in a town in western Iraq, but the group's reclusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi did not appear to be among them.

  • 11 Bangladeshis among Mina victims: Haab

    The foreign ministry confirms the death of three Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims in Thursday’s Mina stampede that left at least 769 killed. Number of missing Bangladeshi pilgrims has yet to be ascertained, it adds.

  • Hajj stampede: Saudi mufti says deaths 'beyond human control'

    Saudi Arabia's most senior cleric, the grand mufti, has said Thursday's stampede that killed more than 700 people at the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca was beyond human control.

  • Muslims set to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha

    The holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated across the country on Friday with due solemnity and religious fervour.

  • No intention to offend anyone: AR Rahman

    AR Rahman said that his "decision" to compose the music for the movie "Muhammad: The Messenger of God", "was in good faith” with no intentions to offend any religious group.

  • Clashes at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque

    Clashes have broken out at the al-Aqsa mosque complex in East Jerusalem after Israeli police entered the compound, reports say.