Bangladesh bans books written by radical Islamic author Maududi

Bangladesh bans books written by radical Islamic author

By Anbarasan Ethirajan,  BBC News, Dhaka

The Bangladeshi government has ordered mosques and libraries across the country to remove all books written by a controversial Islamic scholar.

The chief of the government-funded Islamic Foundation told the BBC that the books by Syed Abul Ala Maududi encouraged “militancy and terrorism”. Mr Maududi – who died in 1979 – is the founder of the Jamaat-e-Islami party. His works are essential reading for supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami party in the region.

Born in India, the Pakistani scholar is considered the most prominent theorist of radical Islam in modern South Asian history. But Bangladeshi officials say Mr Maududi’s writings promote radicalism and his ideological goal was to capture power in the name of Islam.

“His writings are against the peaceful ideology of Islam. So, it is not correct to keep books of Mr Maududi in mosques,” Islamic Foundation Director-General Shamim Mohammad Afjal told the BBC.

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3 comments on “Bangladesh bans books written by radical Islamic author Maududi

  1. This is very hatefull steps from the Governemnt. we all protest for this hatefull steps. Mowlana Moudodi is the gift of Asian Muslim . We know that Many Non Muslim Scholar follow and study his book.but the Secular Government band his book. But Allah will soon band them form the Country. Inshallah.

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