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Welcome to Rashed Chowdhury's user page!



On the Web[edit]

Blog: Notes on Religion


I'm an active participant of the Belarusian version of Wikipedia.

Articles I've started[edit]

Countries I've Lived in or Visited[edit]

Belarus Russia Bangladesh Kuwait Czech Republic USA Canada Slovakia Poland Hungary UK France

Some subnational regions I've lived in

Minsk Mahiliou Region Iowa Ontario Olomouc Region D.C. Quebec



beБеларуская мовародная мова гэтага ўдзельніка ці гэтай удзельніцы.
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cs-1Tento uživatel má základní znalosti češtiny.
bnবাংলা এই ব্যবহারকারীর মাতৃভাষা
fr-3Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau avancé de français.
hi-1इस सदस्य को हिन्दी भाषा का प्रारम्भिक स्तर का ज्ञान है।
ruРусскийродной язык этого участника.
ar-2هذا المستخدم يستطيع المساهمة بالعربية بمستوى متوسط.
la-1Hic usor simplici latinitate contribuere potest.
pl-1Ten użytkownik posługuje się językiem polskim na poziomie podstawowym.
tr-1Bu kullanıcı Türkçeyi düşük düzeyde anlıyor.
uk-1Користувач може робити внесок українською мовою на початковому рівні.


GodThis user believes in God.
☪This user is a Muslim.
Supplicating Pilgrim at Masjid Al Haram. Mecca, Saudi Arabia.jpg
This user intends to do Hajj.
Praising-hands.svgThis user is interested in religion.
Enlightenment.jpgThis user is interested in religion as a metaphysical or theological phenomenon.
MonWheel.jpgThis user is interested in religion as an anthropological and historical phenomenon.
Religious syms.svgThis user is interested in issues related to religious pluralism.
Bathing ghat on the Ganges during Kumbh Mela, 2010, Haridwar.jpgThis user is interested in pilgrimages.
respect This user respects others' religions and realises not all people wish to follow the same path.
Praising-hands.svg This user prays.
WPaskell,MountKearsargeinSpring(JJH-WFP301).jpgThis user believes that
life is good.
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This user maintains a blog at Notes on Religion.

My Background and Stuff I Like[edit]

The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpgThis user is from Earth.
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Flag of Bangladesh.svgThis user is of Bangladeshi ancestry.
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AThis user is an adult.
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a rotary dial telephone.
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This user has visited 2 of the 13 provinces and territories.
Flag of Canada.svgThis user's Canada includes Québec.Flag of Quebec.svg
Flag of Quebec.svgThis user is a Wikipedian in Quebec.
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Sun01.svg This user prefers warm weather.
XN Fruehjahrswiese 00.jpgThis user loves the Spring.
Autumn colors vs evergreen.jpgThis user loves the Autumn.
Here comes rain again.jpgThis user loves rainy days.
Weather-clear-night.svg This user loves to walk by the moon.
Fog.jpgThis user likes foggy days.
UnderwoodKeyboard.jpgThis user is old enough to remember what a typewriter is, and that's all you need to know.
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Slavic This user is of Slavic ancestry.
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sibs-0This user is an only child on his/her mother's side.
Rings.pngThis user is married
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This user does not smoke.
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GeminiThis user is a Gemini.
Monkey 2.svgThis user was born in the Year of the Monkey.
This Wikipedian was born on 13 June 1980 and is 38 years, 4 months, and 6 days old.
20This user was born in the 20th century.
80sThis user is a child of the 80s.
This user has set foot in 3 continents of the world.
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This user has set foot in 12 countries of the world.
This user uses a
Shaving brush.
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This user is interested in geopolitics.
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Selimiye Mosque, Dome.jpgThis user is interested in Islamic Architecture.
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Arte Amalia.jpgThis user enjoys Fado.
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Survey-Route.jpgThis user wants to visit Antarctica.
Heritage Routemaster.jpg The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpg
Flag-map of the United States.svgThis user has visited 11 of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.11
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This user has visited 6 of the 28 EU Member States.
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Flag of England.svgThis user is an Anglophile.
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EThis user reads The Economist.
TThis user reads Time Magazine.
MThis user reads Maclean's.
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Old book bindings.jpgThis user is a bibliophile.
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This user enjoys reading almost anything
Artist’s view of an exoplanet inspired by the discovery of Gliese 876 d.jpgThis user reads science fiction.
This user enjoys the works of Isaac Asimov.
Ringworld.jpgThis user enjoys the works of Larry Niven.
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This user knows who the true Father of Science Fiction is.
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This user enjoys the works of
J. R. R. Tolkien.
Sherlock Holmes statue at Meiringen1.jpgThis user likes Sherlock Holmes
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Melange This user believes that the spice must flow.
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This user loves writing, but can hardly find the time to do so.
MAGAZINEThis user has had his/her work published in a magazine.
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NTSCThis user's television receives NTSC/NTSC-variant transmissions, or lives in a region where they are broadcast.
This user's TV service provider is a pair of rabbit ears.
CBMTThis user watches CBC Television in Montreal.
CTVThis user watches CTV.
This user dislikes commercials that happen during TV shows and movies and finds them annoying

No Laugh Track This user prefers sitcoms without the laugh track.
FrasierThis user doesn't know what to do with those tossed salads and scrambled eggs... they're calling again!
This user watches
This user watches
The Colbert Report
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STAR TREKRashed is a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation.TNG
J!This user phrases responses in the form of a question.
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Antonio Vivaldi.jpgThis user enjoys music by Antonio Vivaldi.
The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpgThis user listens to World Music
Stainer.jpgThis user enjoys classical music.
Estrella 24-bass accordion.jpgThis user enjoys klezmer.
Iran-rock.jpgThis user thinks Iranian rock is cool!
Earthshine 2005-09-01.jpgThis user is nocturnal.Square-townsend-fledermaus.jpg
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Small scream.pngThis user spends far too much time editing their user page.
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GThis user is a student or alumnus of Grinnell College.
Graduation hat.svgThis user is a graduate student in history.
BAThis user has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International relations.
MAThis user has a Master of Arts degree in Islamic studies.

Where I Stand[edit]

Small Flag of the United Nations ZP.svg This user supports the United Nations.
Flag of Israel.svg This user believes in a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Flag of Palestine.svg
Flag of Palestine.svg This user supports the independence of Palestine.
Flag of Europe.svgThis user is proud to be a European.
Flag of Europe.svg This user supports EU enlargement. Naval Jack of Norway.svgStandard of the President of the Russian Federation.svgFlag of Kazakhstan.svg
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Flag of Belarus.svgThis user wants Belarus
to join the EU.
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This user supports a British federal state, not mere devolution.
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"No smoking" sign with text This user supports the ban on smoking in public places.
Global warming ubx.svgThis user wants to stop
global warming
The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpgThis user supports sustainable living.
No gun.jpgThis user's safety and liberty are threatened by all firearms.
Peace symbol.svgThis user knows that there are
654,965 reasons why the
2003 invasion of Iraq was wrong.
Heraldic Royal Crown (Common).svg This user is a monarchist.
A coloured voting box (no bg).svg This user believes it is every citizen's duty to assess every candidate and abstain from voting if none is found fit for office, unless he or she wants to vote anyway.
Malcolm X NYWTS 4.jpgThis user opposes racism and admires Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.Noracism.png
Skull-Icon.svg This user prefers that the death penalty be used very sparingly.
MSFThis user supports Médecins Sans Frontières.
The No Smoking sign This user is against smoking.
This user supports protection of the environment.
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This user admires the tropical rainforests.

River in the Amazon rainforest.jpgThis user hopes we can Save the Amazon Rainforest.
The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpgThis user supports sustainable living.
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Wind-turbine-icon.svgThis user supports
renewable energy
A coloured voting box.svgThis user identifies as a Centrist.

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Anti-Communist.pngThis user is against communism.
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Antifa.svgThis user doesn't like Nazis.
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This user supports the Canadian Crown.
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Flag of the Constitutional Kingdom of France (proposed).svg This user wishes that France will become a Constitutional Monarchy.
Union for the Med.png This user supports the Union for the Mediterranean.
NATOThis user supports NATO.

Pt-76 afv.jpg This user opposes Imperialism.
NHS NNUH entrance.jpgThis user supports
universal health care.
Life This user is Pro-Life
Estelada blava.svgThis user supports independence for the Catalan Countries.

Flag of Greenland.svg This user supports the independence of Greenland.
Flag of Kosovo.svg This user recognizes the independence of Kosovo.
Flag of Montenegro.svg This user is overjoyed with the independence of Montenegro.
Kaartnlvl.png This user supports the unification of Flanders and the Netherlands.
Bosniak National Flag in Sandzak.svgThis user supports the independence of Sandžak.
This user supports Scottish independence.
Flag of Taiwan proposed 1996.svg This user supports the independence of Taiwan.
Flag of Tibet.svg This user supports the independence of Tibet.
Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg This user supports the independence of Wales.
Morning Star flag.svg This user supports the independence of West Papua.
Flag of Canada.svg This user is in favour of EU enlargement in a westerly direction.
Palestinian refugees.jpgThis user scored 65% on the Palestinian Refugees Quiz.
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Flag of Israel.svg Flag of Palestine.svg Flag of Iraq.svg
Flag of Egypt.svg Flag of Jordan.svg Flag of Iran.svg
This user supports peace, freedom, dignity and mutual respect for all in the Middle East.
Putin (cropped).jpgThis user thinks Vladimir Putin is a dictator.
Kalkan market 2.JPG' This User Believes the headscarf ban in Turkey should be lifted.
Flag of Sealand.svgThis user supports the independence of Sealand.
Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg This user believes that The Red Dragon should be included in the Union Jack.
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This user is for District of Columbia home rule.
Flag of Aztlan.svg This user says, "Who you calling an 'illegal immigrant', Pilgrim?!"
"Mission Accomplished"This user knows today is the 5650th day since the declaration of Mission Accomplished in Iraq.
Poster-sized portrait of Barack Obama.jpgThis user supported Barack Obama for President in 2008 and 2012.
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This user thinks
Morgan Tsvangirai is a hero.
Writing the Declaration of Independence 1776 cph.3g09904.jpgThis user believes that all men are created equal.
Flag of the Basque Country.svg This user supports the independence of the Basque Country.
Flag of Burma 1943.gif This user supports a free Burma.

History Interests[edit]

San prospero colonne reggio emilia.jpgThis user is a history buff.
The Venerable Bede translates John 1902.jpgRashed is interested in their local history.

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This user is interested in the history of the Cold War.
1099jerusalem.jpgThis user is interested in the Crusades.
Husaren Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig.jpgThis user is interested in the Napoleonic Wars.Seeschlacht bei Abukir.jpg
Franz ferdinand.jpgThis user is interested in World War I and World War II.Churchill portrait NYP 45063.jpg
My Tho, Vietnam. A Viet Cong base camp being. In the foreground is Private First Class Raymond Rumpa, St Paul, Minnesota - NARA - 530621 edit.jpgThis user is interested in the Vietnam War.
Ankh.pngThis user is interested in ancient civilizations.
Alhambra-Granada-2003.jpgThis user is interested in Islamic civilizations.
Head of the Great Sphinx (icon).pngThis user is interested in
Ancient Egypt.
Menorah 0307.jpgThis user is interested in
Ancient Israel
Palaiologos-Dynasty-Eagle.svgThis user is interested in the Byzantine Empire
Head man Carthage Louvre AO3783.jpg This user is interested in
Spqrstone.jpgThis user is interested in ancient Rome.
Anachronous map of the British Empire.pngThis user is interested in the British Empire.
Osmanli-nisani.svgThis user is interested in the Ottoman Empire
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This user is interested in the Mongol Empire.
Balkan topo en.jpgThis user is interested in the History of the Balkans.
Lithuanian coat of arms Vytis. 16th century.jpgThis user loves the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Coat of arms of the Czech Republic.svgThis user is interested in modern Czech history.Czech Republic stub.svg
Louis XIV of France.jpgThis user is interested in the History of France.
Flag of Pakistan.svgThis user is interested in the history of Pakistan.
Flag of Russia.svgThis user is interested in Russia and is capable of speaking in a Russian accent.
Coat of Arms of Russian Empire.svgThis user is interested in the
Russian Revolution
Nicholas II of Russia cropped.jpgThis user is interested in the Romanov dynasty
Pinetree1620icon.pngThis user is interested in the
History of New England.
Leprosy victims taught by bishop.jpg This user is interested in the
Middle Ages
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This user is interested in the Renaissance period.
Jan Hus.jpgThis user is interested in Central European history.
Napoleonbonaparte coloured drawing.pngThis user is interested in the Napoleonic era.
Julius Caesar - Illustration from Cassell's History of England - Century Edition - published circa 1902.jpg
This user is interested in the life and times of Julius Caesar.
AlexandreLouvre.jpgThis user is interested in the life and times of Alexander the Great.
Peter der-Grosse 1838.jpg
This user is interested in the life and times of Peter the Great.

English Grammar and Usage[edit]

Flag of England.svgThis user supports the
English English language.
CAThis user uses
Canadian English spelling.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svgThis user is not British, but can speak with a British accent.
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theyThis user considers singular they standard, modern, informal English usage, so avoids it on Wikipedia.
snkdThis user says sneaked.
to¦goThis user chooses to sometimes use split infinitives.
byThe passive voice may be used by this user.
…in.Ending a sentence with a preposition is something that this user is okay with.
Regarding gender, this user will use the vernacular, not what is politically correct.
whomThis user insists upon using whom wherever it is called for, and fixes the errors of whomever they see.
which & that This user joins with Dickens, Melville, and other great writers[1] in rejecting the canard that which may not be used for restrictive relative clauses.
less & fewerThis user understands the difference between less & fewer.
This user understands the difference between using "than" and "then."
You and MeThis user thinks that if you believe it is incorrect to use "you and me" as the object of a sentence, a little talk needs to be had by you and me...
Subj This user prefers that the subjunctive mood be used. Were this user you, he would use it.
“,;:’This user is a punctuation stickler.
. TheThis user does not put two spaces after a full stop.
itsThis user understands the difference between its (of it) and it's (it is or it has).
’sThi's user know's that not every word that end's with s need's an apostrophe and will remove misused apostrophe's from Wikipedia with extreme prejudice.
"…"?This user thinks "British punctuation is best for quotation marks". Do you?
;This user is addicted to semicolons; he or she uses them frequently.


Flag of Bangladesh.svgThis user supports the Bangladeshi cricket team.
This user enjoys the events that unfold in the FIFA World Cup.
Bring on 2022!
TORThis user is a fan of
Toronto FC


This user has a pet cat.
Eastern Grey Squirrel in St James's Park, London - Nov 2006 edit.jpg This user likes squirrels.
Lightmatter chimp.jpgThis user's favourite animal is the chimpanzee.
Lammetje (Nunspeet 2004).jpgThis user thinks sheep are cute.

Computers and the Internet[edit]

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This user uses Google Maps.
BThis user keeps a weblog at Blogger as Notes on Religion.
Google 2015 logo.svgThis user uses Google as a primary search engine.
GThis user prefers Google over Yahoo.Y
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svgThis user uses Wikipedia as a primary point of reference.
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This user uses Gmail as a primary email service.
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Vista icon.svgThis user uses Windows Vista.
This user prefers Windows computers and is frustrated by Macs.
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Nuvola apps remote.pngThis user contributes using a wireless connection.
Close-up photo of a 3.5-inch floppy disk.jpgThis user still remembers these.


حلالThis user observes the dietary laws of Halal.
This user would rather eat
organic food
than tampered-with food
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Dinnermealicon.JPG This user is an omnivore.
Swiss cheese cubes.jpgThis user eats cheese.
French fries juliane kr r.svgThis user loves to eat fries, or chips.
Barquette de poutine.jpgThis user eats poutine.
SausageForkSmall.jpgThis user loves sausages.
Bananas.jpgThis user eats bananas.
Melon cantaloupe.jpg This user eats cantaloupes.
CDC cuke2.jpgThis user loves to eat cucumbers.
Date Fruits-Duo.jpgThis user eats
Fig.jpgThis user eats Figs.
ARS Litchi chinensis.jpgThis user loves lychees.
Large Cayenne.jpgThis user enjoys a little red pepper with their meals.
CDC raspberry.jpgThis user eats raspberries.
FraiseFruitPhoto.jpgThis user eats strawberries.
Tomaten im Supermarktregal.jpgThis user eats tomatoes.
Watermelon seedless.jpgThis user eats watermelon.
Aubergine.jpgThis user eats eggplant.
Potatoes.jpgThis user eats potatoes.
Potatoes.jpgThis user is ambivalent about potato skins

Salatteller.JPGThis user eats salad.
CDC spinach1.jpgThis user eats spinach.
Roast chicken.jpgThis user eats chicken.
Salmon sushi cut.jpg This user eats sushi.
Hamburger sandwich.jpgThis user loves hamburgers.
Döner kebab.jpgThis user loves döner kebab.
Steak.pngThis user eats steak.
Chocolate02.jpgThis user eats chocolate.
Apple pie.jpgThis user likes pie.
Hot chocolate.jpgThis user drinks hot chocolate.
Ovaltine mug and saucerThis user drinks Ovaltine.
Milk glass.jpgThis user drinks milk.
Milk glass.jpgThis user proudly drinks
Soy-rice milk.jpgThis user drinks rice milk.
Stilles Mineralwasser.jpgThis user exercises regularly and drinks a lot of water to stay hydrated.
Wasserhahn.jpg This user drinks tap water regularly.
Coffee cup icon.jpgThis user drinks coffee.
Coffee cup icon.jpgThis user takes his/her coffee with two creams and three sugars.
French press.jpgThis user prefers brewing coffee by a French press.
Turkishcoffee.jpgThis user drinks Turkish coffee.
A cappuccino.jpgThis user drinks cappuccino.
Latte.jpgThis user drinks latte.
Zusammensetzung des kaffeepreises torte.jpg This user prefers fair trade coffee.
Pearl Milktea.jpgThis user drinks bubble tea.
Tetsubin1571.jpgThis user would rather drink tea than coffee.
Green Tea.jpgThis user drinks green tea.
The menthe.jpg This user drinks mint tea (Touareg Tea).
Rooibos tea 2.jpgThis user drinks rooibos (redbush) tea
Mate-gourds.jpgThis user drinks mate.
CokeThis user likes to drink Coke on occasion
C2H5OH-0This user is a non-drinker.
French fries juliane kr r.svgThis user eats at McDonald's
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This user likes
Starbucks Coffee
Amksubway.jpgThis user eats at SUBWAY and eats fresh.
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This user loves
Chinese food
Khandvi, Gujarati snack.jpgThis user loves
Indian food
Tomatoes-on-the-bush.jpgThis user loves
Italian cuisine
Makunouchi bento.jpgThis user loves
Japanese food
Thai Seafood Curry.jpg
This user likes to eat
Thai food