Why even Indian origin strains of Islam are likely to give way to Radicalism in Bangladesh?

New Age Islam November 06, 2020 Since its inception, Bangladesh has got a great adherence to the syncretic Indian-origin Islamic heritage with its inherent inclusivism as an integral part of identity for the Bengali Muslims. Most Muslim denominations in Bangladesh—Deobandis, Barelwis & Sunni-Sufis who are around 96%—have their centrality in India. But what has happened recently that even these Indian-origin strains are likely to give way to radical Islamist streams? In the case of the Vienna terror incident, the Austrian police has detained 14 youths including the two young Bangladeshi…

Fatwa issued despite scorn from Muslim leaders

By Shaikh Azizur Rahman, thenationalnews.com Dated: March 06,2009 Although Islamic leaders across the country last month dismissed the World Hindu Council’s demand that Muslims declare India Dar al Aman, or land of peace, this week the country’s leading Islamic seminary, Darul Uloom Deoband, issued a fatwa declaring just that. The Hindu council – the Viswa Hindu Parishad, or VHP – in letters sent to the country’s top 13 Muslim organisations last month, including the seminary, sought a fatwa from Muslim clerics that would state clearly that India is a Dar…