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Reminiscing the bloody day of 25th March after three decades!

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Reminiscing the bloody day of 25th March after three decades!

Abul Kasem

 

 

In 1971, I was a final year civil engineering student at EPUET (now BUET). We were about to graduate when the political turmoil in East Pakistan just got started. As we were preparing for our final examination, when suddenly, the university was closed due to […]

By |March 26th, 2009|Bangladesh, Liberation war, Mukto-Mona|6 Comments

A Guide to the Qur’anic Contradictions-10 (last part)

A Guide to the Qur’anic Contradictions-10 (last part)

 

Abul Kasem

 

 

After Part-9

 

(A few readers wanted to know why I am repeating some contradictions. The answer is: I am not repeating; Allah is repeating many verses; I am just following what Allah had done in the Qur’an—Abul Kasem)

 

Sura 54: al‑Qamar (The Moon)

 

54:18‑21
Allah tells the story of the Ad […]

By |March 25th, 2009|Philosophy, Religion|18 Comments

The Global Crisis and the Bail-out Plan: A Misguided Approach

The Global Crisis and the Bail-out Plan: A Misguided Approach

 

Cornelius Ewuoso

 

It is so sad. It is very sad. What is happening around the world, it is very sad. The global economic crisis. Job losses hitting a record of 2 million in the US alone. In fact, it is expected to reach 3.4 million by […]

By |March 14th, 2009|International, Politics|0 Comments

A Guide to the Qur’anic Contradictions-9

A Guide to the Qur’anic Contradictions-9

 

Abul Kasem

 After Part-8

 

(A few readers wanted to know why I am repeating some contradictions. The answer is: I am not repeating; Allah is repeating many verses; I am just following what Allah had done in the Qur’an—Abul Kasem)

 

Sura 40: al‑Mumin (The Believer) or Gafir (He who Forgives)

 

40:25
Pharaoh ordered that all […]

By |March 14th, 2009|Philosophy, Religion|7 Comments

Redefining secularism

Redefining secularism

 

Md. Anwarul Kabir

 

Hoisting the flag of secularism by combating communalism was one of the spirits of our Liberation War. So, after liberation following the peoples’ aspiration, 1972 constitution incorporated secularism as one of its salient features. However, the post 1975 politics has changed the situation and we reverted to the realm of communalism, at […]

By |March 14th, 2009|Bangladesh, Politics, Religion|27 Comments

Let the Good Sense Prevail (on BDR Killing)

 

Let the Good Sense Prevail (on BDR Killing)

Zahid Khan

 

Writing in the early hours of the BDR killing, several “intellectuals”, “analysts” and “sympathizers” posted their views in Muktomona Forum (http://mukto-mona.com) a well reputed forum for the freethinkers around the world.

Except for a very few posts by the moderators of the forum, most of these analysis […]

By |March 11th, 2009|Bangladesh, Politics|3 Comments

A Guide to the Qur’anic Contradictions-8

A Guide to the Qur’anic Contradictions-8

 

Abul Kasem 

 

After Part-7

(A few readers wanted to know why I am repeating some contradictions. The answer is: I am not repeating; Allah is repeating many verses; I am just following what Allah had done in the Qur’an—Abul Kasem)

 

Sura 29: al‑Ankabut (The Spider)

 

29:8
Parents and children are not to obey each other […]

By |March 8th, 2009|Philosophy, Religion|0 Comments
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