PM Inaugurates 50 More Model Mosques to Disseminate the Essence of Islam

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated 50 model mosques along with Islamic cultural centres, in the second phase.

She inaugurated the mosques — located in different parts of the country — joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban, reports UNB.

According to ministry information, the mosques and Islamic cultural centres are located at Bhanga upazila and Nagarkanda in Faridpur; Kapasia in Gazipur; Sadar upazila in Gopalganj; Sadar upazila, Katiadi in Kishoreganj; Gior upazila, Saturia in Manikganj; Sadar upazila, Monohardi in Narsingdi; Goalanda upazila in Rajbari; District headquarters, Bhedarganj upazila in Shariatpur; Dhunot upazila, Nondigram in Bogra; Niamatpur upazila in Naogaon; Baraigram upazila in Natore; Sadar upazila in Chapainawabganj; Bhangura and Sujanagar upazila in Pabna; Kazipur in Sirajganj; Rajshahi City Corporation; Gangachara and Kaunia in Rangpur; Sadar upazila in Thakurgaon; Sadar upazila in Sherpur; District headquarters in Pirojpur; Sadar upazila and Kasba in Brahmanbaria; Sadar upazila and Manikchari in Khagrachhari; Chandina and Chauddagram in Comilla; Rupsha in Khulna; Khoksa and Bheramara in Kushtia; District headquarters and Gangni in Meherpur; Debhata in Satkhira; Gowainghat in Sylhet; District headquarters and Jagannathpur in Sunamganj; and Chunarughat in Habiganj district.

These model mosques include separate places for ablution and prayers, and are air-conditioned.

Besides, there will be registration and training arrangements for Hajj pilgrims, Imam training centre, research centre and Islamic library, corner for people with special needs, place for burial ritual, car parking facility, hifzakhana, pre-primary education and Quran learning arrangement, conference room for Islamic cultural activities and Islamic dawat, Islamic books sales centre, boarding facility for local and foreign guests along with the mosques.

Earlier, on June 10, 2021, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the first phase of 50 model mosques, out of total 564, simultaneously across the country, aimed at preaching the true messages of Islam and to eliminate religious misconceptions.

The purpose of the project is enhancing Islamic brotherhood and its values as well as disseminating the essence of Islam against extremism and militancy.

Under category A, some 69 four-storey mosques with the elevator facility and a floor space of 2,360.09 square metres each are being constructed in 64 districts and city corporation areas.

Under category B, 475 mosques are being built with a floor space of 1680.14 square metres each, while 16 mosques under C category in coastal areas will have a floor space of 2,052.12 square metres each.

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