Political party leaders including Khaleda attended an Jamaat’s Iftar party
Leaders of different political parties, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, attended an Iftar party organised by Jamaat-e-Islami.
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Maqbul Ahmad hosted an Iftar Mahfil at Winter Garden of Rupshi Bangla (Hotel Sheraton) in honour of eminent citizens of the country including intellectuals, lawyers, university teachers, poets, litterateurs, journalists, former military and civil officials, engineers, Ulama-Mashaikh, businessmen and agriculturists today 6th August 2011 at 4:45 pm.
Jamaat acting Ameer Mokbul Ahmed and acting secretary general ATM Azharul Islam received the guests at the Iftar party.
LDP Chairman Col (Retd) Oli Ahmed, four-party alliance leaders BJP Chairman Andalib Rahman MP, Khelafat Majlish Ameer Maulana M Ishaq and IOJ Secretary General Abdul Latif Nezami, BNP leaders Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Dr RA Gani, Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Barrister Moudud Ahmed and Barrister Jamiruddin Sircar, leaders of JAGPA, NPP, Muslim League, Labour Party and Islamic Party also attended the Iftar.
On the eve of Iftar Acting Ameer-e-Jamaat Maqbul Ahmad in his brief speech said, “I express my immense gratitude to Almighty Allah for enabling us to attend the Iftar Mahfil here on the eve Iftar in the month of Holy Ramadhan. Alhamdulillah, I on behalf of Jamaat-e-Islami express gratitude to you for participating in this Iftar Mahfil responding to our invitation in the midst of awful pre-occupation. Alongside that I on behalf of the detained 5 top Jamaat leaders including Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami extend sincerest thanks to you. You know that they have been detained in prison for more than thirteen months in the so-called false and conspiratorial war crime case. They are deprived of getting chance to fast in an open atmosphere during the month of holy Ramadhan.
The holy Ramadhan is a month of mercy, forgiveness and salvation from the hell. In this sacred month the greatest divine book Al-Quran which is the criterion between truth and falsehood was revealed in this holy month on the most dignified night Lailatul Qadr. It shows the righteous path to mankind. The Holy Quran has brought the simple and easy way to humanity with a view to bringing about salvation and welfare of the people of the world. Peace, happiness and prosperity can be established through the way shown by the Quran.
Today we observe social and moral degradation and alarmingly worsening of values in our all sides. There is injustice, oppression and suppression everywhere in our country. The safety and security to the lives and properties of the people of the country are now at a stake. Murder, killing, rape, abduction have already made public life topsy-turvy. There is no rule of the law in the country. Only Islam can get rid humanity of this critical situation. It is possible for men to refrain from all kind of injustices and misdeeds through creating fear of Allah in the minds of the people. The holy Ramadhan has arrived with the fear of Allah i.e. the teaching of attaining the trait like Taqwa (self-restraint).
The main teaching of the greatest divine book Al-Quran revealed in the month of holy Ramadhan is to promote the good deeds and forbid the evil-deeds. This means that to protest against injustice, untrue and false and resist it. May the Almighty Allah grant us leading towards the way shown by the holy Quran.”
Later, Nayeb-e-Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Maulana Md. Abdus Subhan conducted Doa praying to Allah for peace and welfare of the Muslim Ummah including Bangladesh and particularly sound health and immediate release of all detained opposition leaders and workers including Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami, Nayeb-e-Ameer Maulana Delwar Hossain Sayedee, Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, Assistant Secretaries General Mohammad Kamaruzzaman and Abdul Quader Molla.
Among dignitaries who were present in the Iftar Mahfil include BNP Chairperson and former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia, former Speaker Bar. Zamir Uddin Sarker MP, former Law Minister Bar. Moudud Ahmad MP, President of Liberal Democratic Party Dr. Col. (Retd.) Oli Ahmad Bir Bikram MP, President of Bangladesh Jatiya Party Bar. Andalib Partha MP, President of Bangladesh Khilafat Majlish Maulana Ishaq, General Secretary of Islami Oikya Jote Maulana Abdul Latif Nejami, Jagpa President Shafiul Alam Prodhan, NPP’s President Sheikh Shawkat Hosain Nilu, President of Bangladesh Islamic Party Adv. Abdul Mobin, Chairman of National Democratic Party Golam Mortuza, President of NAP (Bhashani) Sheikh Anwarul Huq, Executive President of Bangladesh Muslim League Adv. Nurul Huq Mojumdar, President of Bhashani Front Mamtaz Chowdhury, Chairman of NAP Jebel Rahman Gani, Chairman of Bangladesh Labour Party Dr. Mostafizur Rahman Iran, Vice-President of Muslim League (Kamruzzaman), Organizing Secretary of PDP Mizanur Rahman, Secretary of Bangladesh Khilafat Majlish Prof. Ahmad Abdul Kader Bachchu, Vice-Chairman of BNP Justice THC Khan and Mrs. Selima Rahman, BNP Standing Committee Members Dr. RA Gani, Khandakar Mosharraf Hosain, Tarikul Islam, Bar. Rafiqul Islam Mia, former Minister MK Anwar MP, BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan, Joint General Secretary Barkat Ullah Bulu, Salah Uddin Ahmad, Bar, Mahbub Uddin Khokon MP, Amjad Hosain MP, Mejbah Uddin Farhad MP, Nilufar Chowdhury Moni MP, Mrs. Shammi Akhtar MP, President of BNP Women Wing Mrs. Nur-e-Ara Safa and Secretary Mrs. Shirin Sultana, former state Minister Mir Nasir Uddin, President of Supreme Court Lawyers Association and BNP leader Khondoker Mahbub Hossain, BNP leader Begum Razia Foyez, leader of Faraizi Movement Maulana Abul Hasan, Secretary of Muslim League (Kamruzzaman) Atiqul Islam, one of Sector Commanders of Liberation War Wing Commander (Retd.) Hamidullah Khan, Brigadier General (Retd.) Mosharraf Hosain, Sub-Sector Commander BM Kolimullah, Ismail Hossain Bengal, Maulana Mohiuddin Rabbani, Maulana Mofazzal Hosain Khan, Maulana Jainul Abedin,
Also present was noted Poet Al-Mahmud, Editor of Dainik Sangram Abul Asad, Editor of Dainik Nayadiganta Mohiuddin Alamgir, Acting Editor of Dainik Amardesh Mahmudur Rahman, Editor of the New Nation Mostafa Kamal Mozumdar, Editor of Dainik Dinkal Dr. Rezwan Siddiqui, President of BFUJ Ruhul Amin Gazi, President of National Press Club Kamal Uddin Sabuj and Secretary Sayed Abdal Ahmad, President of DUJ Abdus Shahid and Secretary Baker Hosain, Noted Columnists Mobaedur Rahman, Taerque Shamsur Rahman, Shah Ahmed Reza, Nurul Amin, former Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Dr. SMA Fayez, Vice-Chancellor of International Islami University Chittagong Dr. Mahbub Ullah, Vice-Chancellor of Manarat International University Prof. Dr. Abdur Rab, former Vice-Chancellor of Bangladesh Islami University Prof. Korban Ali, former Vice-Chancellor of Rajshahi University Prof. M. Yousuf Ali, Prof. Fazlul Huq, Prof. Lutfor Rahman, former Secretaries Shah Abdul Hannan, ATM Ataur Rahman, ANM Akhtar Hosain, SM Solaiman Chowdhury, Talebur Rahman, Abdus Sabur, Reza-e-Rabbi, former joint secretary MA Kashem, senior lawyer of the Supreme Court Adv. Jaynal Abedin, Adv.Nitai Roy Chowdhury, Adv. Tazul Islam, Adv. Sana Ullah, Noted Businessman Abdul Awal Mintu, Dr. Abdul Mazid Khan, Dr. Harunur Rashid, General Secretary of DAB Dr. Zahid, Chairman of Shikashak Kormochari Oikya Jote Selim Bhuiyan.
Among the Jamaat leaders was present Nayeb-e-Ameers of Jamaat-e-Islami Prof. AKM Nazir Ahmad and Maulana Md. Abdus Subhan, Acting Secretary General ATM Azharul Islam, Assistant Secretaries General Bar. Abdur Razzak and Dr. Shafiqur Rahman, Central Publicity Secretary Prof. Md. Tasneem Alam, Central Executive Committee Member Maulana ATM Masum, Central Working Committee Members Mominul Islam Patwari, Adv. Jashim Uddin Sarkar, Ahmadullah Bhuiyan, Md. Abdur Rab, Principal Ijjatullah, Maulana Mominul Huq Chowdhury, Prof. Md. Shahed Ali, Adv. Ehsanul Mahbub Zubair, Dr. Sayed Abdullah Md. Taher, Principal Md. Shahab Uddin, Central Assistant Publicity Secretary Matiur Rahman Akanda, Central Working Committee Member and Jamaat Chittagong City Ameer Maulana Shamsul Islam MP, Jamaat Dhaka City Ameer Maulana Rafiqul Islam Khan and Secretary Hamidur Rahman Azad MP, Dhaka City Assistant Secretaries Nurul Islam Bulbul and Maulana Abdul Halim, Central Working Committee Member Aminul Islam, Central Office Secretary and Majlis-e-Shoora Member Prof. Mazharul Islam, Central President of Islami Chhatra Shibir Dr. Fakhruddin Manik and Secretary General Delowar Hosen, Acting President Chhatra Dal Shahidul Islam Babul, among others, were present on the occasion.