Islam

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh mark Eid after fleeing violence

  

Pns: Scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees offered Eid prayers on Saturday in Bangladesh, many of them recent arrivals fleeing a surge in communal violence in neighbouring Myanmar. The festival comes as renewed violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state forces thousands of Rohingya -- a stateless ethnic minority -- to seek refuge in Bangladesh, with many drowning as they attempt to cross the border river in makeshift boats.It is the bloodiest chapter yet in a bitter five-year crisis that...

Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Azha

  

Pns: Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims, is being celebrated across the country with much enthusiasm and religious solemnity today (Saturday).Well-off Muslims are sacrificing animals commemorating Hazrat Ibrahim's devotion to Allah as illustrated by his readiness to give up his beloved son Hazrat Ismail. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims across the country offered prayers seeking divine blessings, peace and progress for the country.The main...

AL to speed up polls campaign after Eid

  

Pns: The ruling Awami League (AL) will start its organisational and 2019 election publicity work in full swing across the country after Eid-ul-Azha. The party kept all political and organisational activities on hold in August. This was the month in which party founder and father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was murdered. Also, in the last couple of months, the AL has received a blow from the court in terms of the 16th amendment case verdict. The Appellate Division...

JS panel wants action against errant Hajj agencies

  

Pns: Ninety-eight people have missed this year’s hajj, thanks to fraudulent hajj and travel agencies. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry yesterday recommended that the ministry should cancel the licences of these agencies. Earlier, religious affairs minister Motiur Rahman, religious affairs ministry secretary Abdul Jalil, hajj officer Syful Islam, and the secretary general of the Hajj Agencies’ Association of Bangladesh (HAAB), Shahadat Hossain...

Biman to carry all waiting pilgrims

  

Pns: Biman Bangladesh Airlines can carry all awaiting intending pilgrims leaving for Jeddah to perform hajj as the national flag carrier got permission from the Saudi civil aviation authority to operate extra eight hajj flights till August 28. "It's a relief. We got the confirmation this afternoon from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia that they gave us eight additional slots till August 28 to operate our hajj flights. Now, we can say the uncertainty...

Eid -ul- Azha to be celebrated on Sept 2

  

Pns: The Zilhaj moon was sighted in Bangladesh and the Eid- ul- Azha ,the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims,would be celebrated on September 2. A meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee was held in the Islamic Foundation Baitul Mukarram in the capital on Wednesday evening.According to the Muslim religious practice, on the occasion, the Muslims across the country offer prayers in congregations and sacrifice animals in the name of Allah.PNS/Tamanna Khan

Hajj uncertain for 4000 pilgrims

  

Pns:The Hajj office said that 4,000 Bangladeshi pilgrims are still facing uncertainty about going to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj. The authorities are making a serious effort to send the stranded pilgrims to Jeddah on the 27th and the 28th of August. Officials have confirmed that the government of Saudi Arabia has been contacted for approving 2 additional flights on those 2 days.Meanwhile, 13 Hajj flights are scheduled to leave for Jeddah today (Monday). The first Hajj flight today...

Private management Hajj registration for 2017 ends Monday

  

Pns: The registration of intending hajj pilgrims for the year 2017 under the private management will have to register their names by April 17. "Pre-registered hajjis serial number from 1, 40,995 to 2, 17,288, have been asked to complete their names of registration today (Monday) at 5 pm as the pre-registration time will not be extended further, said a handout of Religious Affairs Ministry. "Those pre-registered hajjis serial number from 1, 40,995 to 2, 17,288, are fail to register...

Cabinet approves Hajj packages worth Tk 3.19 lakh

  

PNS: The cabinet on Monday approved Hajj packages worth Tk 3.19 lakh.The decision was made during a weekly cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.10,000 balloted, 117,158 non-balloted pilgrims from Bangladesh can go to perform hajj in 2017. A total of 1,27,000 will be able to perform hajj this year.Non-balloted pilgrims need to pay Tk 156,537.PNS/Baki Billah

Biswa-Ijtema-ground-at-Tongi

  

PNS: The probable date for next Biswa Ijtema has been fixed on January 12, 2018.Both local and foreign organizers of the second largest Muslim congregation in the world sat for a meeting over the matter on Thursday and fixed the date.Mohammad Gias Uddin, a senior member of the organizing committee, has confirmed the matter to the media.Like the previous years, the next Ijtema will also be held in two phases with the first phase beginning on January 12 and ending on January...

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