Those who use people’s religious sentiments for personal and political gain are the real enemies of the scholars, said Information and Broadcasting Minister and Awami League joint general secretary Dr. Hasan Mahmud.
He was speaking as the chief guest at a discussion on “Anarchy in the name of religion, so-called secularism of religious leaders and Islam is a religion of peace” at the Islamic Foundation auditorium in the capital’s Baitul Mukarram on Thursday afternoon. State Minister for Religion Md. Faridul Haque Khan and Jatiya Party Presidium Member Kazi Md. Mamunur Rashid addressed the gathering of scholars as special guests organized by Bangladesh United Islami Party.
Noting that real scholars do not have political motives, they pray to God, make statements to guide people to the right path, the Information Minister said. You have seen that the list of illegal assets of Babunagari-Mamunul Haque has come out. Which country has the shops, how many lorries do they have? They collect donations from different countries and charitable people of different countries by showing madrasas. And with that money he goes to the resort with his wife to have fun. They have even taken the money of Zakat-Fitra in their account for comfort. Are they scholars? They are stigmatized as scholars. ‘
“I don’t have a car behind me without the police protection for the ministers and when Mr. Mamunul Haque came out, there were five cars in front, five behind and even more at different times,” he said. Hassan said, ‘What is this money for! Does he have any industry, does he have any business! The business is to collect money from people by showing madrasas. Those who are doing all this are the enemies of Islam. ‘
Awami League joint general secretary Hasan Mahmud said, “Those who speak of Islam are the enemies of Islam who set fire to people’s homes, land offices and fire brigade vehicles.” There are more enemies of Islam besides those who have been caught, they also need to be identified and eliminated and their masks need to be unmasked. I humbly request the scholars to do the work of unveiling this mask. ‘
Mentioning that the BNP government did not give anything to the Alem-Ulama by talking about Islam, the Minister said, “Our government has done a lot for the Alem-Ulama and will continue to do so in the future.” Today, various projects are being implemented in the service of Islam through the Islamic Foundation established by Bangabandhu. Bangabandhu Kanya Jannetri Sheikh Hasina has recognized the Qaumi Charter and given them government jobs. I think you need to inform the people about 560 model mosques across the country, about 64,000 mosque-based maktabs, the scholars of each maktab are being given an allowance of Rs 5,000 and a half and they are creating chaos by hurting people’s religious sentiments by speaking about Islam. I do.
Regarding Palestine, the Minister said, “Our government has not changed a single hair of Bangladesh’s policy towards Palestine since the time of Bangabandhu.”
Highlighting the government’s multi-faceted activities in the service of Islam, State Minister for Religious Affairs Faridul Haque Khan said, “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government has not arrested clerics, but also arrested militants and terrorists on the golden jubilee of independence and Bangabandhu’s birth centenary.” These are the people who have tried to spread the word that we have arrested the scholars through social media. I think they are the enemies of the Bengali nation, Islam and the country. ‘
United Islamic Party Chairman Maulana. Ismail Hossain, a member of the governing board of the Islamic Foundation. Mufti Maulana Kafil Uddin Sarkar Salehi was the keynote speaker and United Islamic Party Secretary General Shaikhul Hadith Maulana Mufti Shahadat Hossain addressed the meeting.