Katabon Mosque

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Katabon Mosque (Bengali: কাটাবন মসজিদ) in Shahbag, Dhaka is a center for Muslim missionaries in Bangladesh. It houses the Bangladesh Masjid Mission (Bangladesh Mosque Mission) and is officially named as the "Bangladesh Masjid Mission Complex Central Mosque".[1][2][3] It is founded where the stables of the Dhaka Nawab Family was.[4]

The mosque houses the Islamic Economics Research Bureau, which works to "synergize the intellectual capabilities of the modern day professionals, academicians, and students of Islamic Banking and Finance".[5] Other Islamic organizations like Islam Prochar Samity (Association for Preaching Islam), Hizb ut-Tahrir Bangladesh and Liberated Youth, are around the corner.[6][7][8] Many of these Islamic organizations are at the front line of preaching of orthodox Islam in Bangladesh.[9]

There has been claims to associate the Masjid Mission with Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh.[10] Muslim protesters gather around the mosque,[11] while students of neighboring University of Dhaka has protested against the activities conducted at the mosque.[12]


  1. ^ Bangladesh Yellow Pages
  2. ^ Bangladesh Trade Zone
  3. ^ Bangladesh Trade Info
  4. ^ Mohammad Alamgir, Shahbag, Banglapedia
  5. ^ Mohammen Nasir Jawed, Year Book of the Muslim World, page 167, South Asia Books, 2006, ISBN 81-86420-00-2
  6. ^ Sayeed Mahmud Nizam, Shop Talk The Daily Star
  7. ^ Circle Information
  8. ^ Islamic Finder
  9. ^ U.A.B. Razia Akter, Islam in Bangladesh, BRILL, 1992, ISBN 90-04-09497-0
  10. ^ Rajat Kumar Kujur, Bangladesh: The Locus of Islamic Terrorism, Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict
  11. ^ 2,000 Muslims in Bangladesh capital protest Israel's attacks on Lebanon, police say, Associated Press, 2006-06-21
  12. ^ Jim Salter, DU Campus, United News Bureau, Bangladesh, 2004-03-10

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Coordinates: 23°44′18.2″N 90°23′28.6″E / 23.738389°N 90.391278°E / 23.738389; 90.391278