Ministry of Religious Affairs (Bangladesh)

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People's Republic of Bangladesh
Ministry of Religious Affairs
ধর্ম বিষয়ক মন্ত্রণালয়
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Agency overview
Formed1971
JurisdictionGovernment of Bangladesh
HeadquartersMinistry of Religious Affairs
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
Annual budget500 crore taka 59 million dollars
Agency executives
  • Sheikh Md Abdullah, Minister of State for Religious Affairs
  • Md Anisur Rahman [1], Secretary of Ministry of Religious Affairs
WebsiteMinistry of Religious Affairs

The Ministry of Religious Affairs (Bengali: ধর্ম বিষয়ক মন্ত্রণালয়) (abbreviated as MoRA) is the ministry responsible for religious events, buildings and Hajj in Bangladesh.9

History[edit]

The ministry is responsible for the management of Hajj and Umrah in Bangladesh.[2][3]Biswa Ijtema is also managed by the ministry.[4] The ministry gained some attention after using Arabic letter to discourage public urination.[5][6]

Directorate[edit]

Controversy[edit]

The ministry has faced allegation of corruption in Hajj management.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "7 secretariestransferred". thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Saudi lifts ban on Umrah visa for Bangladesh". dhakatribune.com. UNB. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Tk 3.05 lakh to be minimum cost". thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  4. ^ "'Four-phase Ijtema will not create confusion'". dhakatribune.com. Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh uses Arabic to stop public urination". rt.com. Russia Today. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  6. ^ Anam, Tahmima. "Bangladesh's Very Public Toilet Crisis". nytimes.com. New York Times. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  7. ^ Amran, Syed Mohammed Shah; Ali, Syed Ashraf (2012). "Islamic Foundation Bangladesh". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  8. ^ a b c Islamic Foundation, Bangladesh Directory; Retrieved: 25 December 2007
  9. ^ "WELCOME". hindutrust.gov.bd. Hindu Trust. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Secretary points finger at religion minister over Tk 60 million Hajj rent fraud". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2 February 2016.