Imams, Islamic scholars urged to work for national welfare

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RAJSHAHI, June 4, 2018 (BSS) – Trained Imams and Islamic scholars can play
a vital role in welfare of the nation as they have social responsibility in
this regard.

The present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly for freeing the nation from all
sorts of terrorism, militancy and drugs.

The Islamic scholars should extend their whole-hearted cooperation towards
the government endeavor.

The views were expressed at a pre-Iftar discussion titled “Role of Imams
and Islamic Scholars for building a society free from terrorism, militancy,
corruption and drug-addiction” in Rajshahi city yesterday.

Rajshahi district and city unit of Bangladesh National Imam Samity
organized the event at Nanking Darbar Hall. Large number of Islamic scholars
and Imams joined the meeting discussing ways and means on ensuring peace and
tranquility everywhere in the society.

Chaired by the samity’s city unit president Hafez Mobarak Karim, the
meeting was addressed, among others, by former mayor of Rajshahi City
Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, Divisional Director of Islamic Foundation
Syed Amin Uddin Mahmud, Professor Abdus Salam Al Madani and Associate
Professor Barkullah Bin Durul Huda from Rajshahi University and Mufassire
Quran Abul Kashem Faruqui.

The discussants unequivocally called upon the Islamic scholars and leaders
to play their due role in wiping out drug-addiction and terrorism from the
society.

They said the Islamic scholars should engage themselves in the campaign.
They should take the responsibility in making the society free from all-sorts
of social menace.

Former Mayor Liton observed that Islam has no relation to any sort of
crime and any other anarchic activities rather it is a religion of global
peace and tranquility.

He underscored the need for proper motivation and counseling to the new
generation so that they could supplement the government effort to culminate
terrorism.

The present government is determined to combat crimes and terrorism with
collective efforts of all quarters especially the imams and other religious
leaders, Liton added.

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