International Forum "Islam in Bangladesh: Recent Decades, Current Turbulence and Future Prospects"
(17 April 2013, IAIS Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur)
An International Seminar “Islam in Bangladesh: Recent Decades, Current Turbulence and Future Prospects” was hosted by the IAIS Malaysia on 17 April 2013. The event was organised jointly by IAIS Malaysia and the Global Peace Malaysia (GPM). Dr Azam Adil, the Deputy CEO of IAIS and chairman of the event, introduced the seminar with a brief sketch of the advent of Islam in the first century hijrah and its subsequent development in Bangladesh. The promotion of Islam in Bangladesh was mainly supported by the generous donations and endowments of the wealthy Muslims. Islamic culture and festivals have always been observed with exuberance and retained tremendous significance all through the history of Bangladesh. However, current trends and developments in the Bangladeshi politics have challenged Islam as an ideology and Muslims in particular. Other presenters who spoke at the event included Professor Abdullahil Ahsan, Professor Ershadul Bari, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Dr Aminul Karim and M. Raimi Abdul Rahim.