Sunday 4, June 2023

PM to inaugurate 50 model mosques tomorrow

Time News Desk:Preparations are underway to inaugurate 50 more model mosques and Islamic cultural centres across the country tomorrow.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the mosques and cultural centres virtually around 11:00am tomorrow, said an official of the religious affairs ministry yesterday.

State Minister for Religious Affairs M Faridul Haque Khan said, "The government, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has set a rare example by building 564 model mosques and Islamic centres in every district and upazilas throughout the country."

According to the ministry information, the air-conditioned mosques include separate places for ablution and prayers.

Besides, there will be registration and training arrangements for Haji pilgrims, Imam training centre, research centre and Islamic library, autism corner, rituals before burial, car parking facility, pre-primary education and Quran learning arrangement, conference room for Islamic cultural activities and Islamic dawat, Islamic books sale centre, boarding facility for local and foreign guests.

On June 10, 2021, Hasina inaugurated the first phase of 50 model mosques, out of total 564, simultaneously across the country.

Under category A, some 69 four-storey mosques having 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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