KHULNA, June 10, 2021 (BSS) – Imbued with religious fervour people of all walks of life have become happy to get a modern district model mosque and Islamic cultural center on city’s Alia Madrasa premises.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina virtually inaugurated the mosque alongside 50 model mosques including Islamic cultural centers across the country from the Ganabhaban today.
Expressing gratidude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Freedom Fighter (FF) Professor Alamgir Kabir told BSS today ‘It’s a beautiful mosque. City’s Muslims will pray here while Muslim scholars will be able to carry out recearch on the holy Quran, Hadith and to know glorious history of Islam.”
Zakaria Mahmud, an employee of Good Health Clinic in the area who is also a regular devotee of the mosque, told the news agency, ‘I have never seen any mosque alongside Islamic Cultural Center like this one before.”
‘I will pray for the Prime Minister for her contribution to the greater Khulna people,” he said.
‘The Khanjahan Ali Bridge, Modern Railway Station, Khulna Shipyard, Agricultural University, Sheikh Hasina Medical College, Sheikh Russel Echo Park and many development projects are the contributions of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” he added.
Ali Abrar, a MBA student of Dhaka University, told the news agency the model mosque is an example of the Prime Minister’s devotion towards Islam and hopefully it will be a mosque for excercising Islamic culture and activities.
‘Muslims will remember her (Prime Minister) contribution for Islam like the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” he said.
Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque, Khulna Divisional Commissioner Md Ismail Hossain, Khulna Metropolitan Police Commissioner (KMP) Md Masudur Rahman Bhuiyan, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Khulna Range Dr Kondokar Mohid Uddin, Superintendent of Police Mahbub Hasan, Chairman of Zila Parishad Sheikh Harun-ur-Rashid and General Secretary of City Unit Awami League MDA Babul Rana, among others, attended the function. Khulna Deputy Commissioner Md Helal Hossain modareted the event.
Alongside preaching Islam, these 50 model mosques will also become centres of different social activities under the management of Islamic Foundation.
The government has taken a project to build 560 model mosques across the country. Of the mosques, a total of 69 will be built in district headquarters and metropolitan areas while the remaining ones will be built at different upazilas and coastal areas.
A total of 1200 Muslims can pray at a district and city area’s mosque while 900 Muslims can pray at an upazila level mosque at a time.
These mosques will facilate different praying areas for male and female, a particular place for selling Islamic books, library, autism corner, Imam Training and Islamic Research Center, Islamic Foundation Office and registration for pilgrims and other facilities.