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The fast of 15th Shabaan

The fast of 15th Shabaan

Mufti Taqi Usmani :Q. I have read the Shabaan issue of your magazine Al-Balagh. Certain questions are bothering me with regard to fasting on the 15th of Shabaan. I

Blessed Night

The 15th night of Sha'ban is a blessed night. According to the Hadith Shareef, the name of this mubarak night is 'Nisfe Sha'ban' which means 15th night (middle) of

Shab-e-Barat : Night of salvation

Shab-e-Barat : Night of salvation

Muhammad Hanif :Humans worship Allah Almighty and He rewards the efforts of the worshippers. But there are some special occasions when one's heart gets softened and one naturally feels

Tagore : Versatile genius

Tagore : Versatile genius

Dr. Md. Shairul Mashreque :Rabindranath Tagore is acclaimed as a versatile genius-a great litterateur as such. His contributions in the field of poems, novel, short story, drama, music speak

Tagore : Aspiring for a better future

Tagore : Aspiring for a better future

A remarkable aspect of Rabindranath Tagore's life is the way his persona had changed radically from the restricted identity of an oriental romantic-mystic to the wide-ranging identity of a

Six short stories from 'Galpaguchchho' by Rabindranath Tagore

Six short stories from 'Galpaguchchho' by Rabindranath Tagore

Sir Rabindranath Tagore was a man with many talents. He was a novelist, a philosopher, an educationist and a painter. The Author of 'Gitanjali' (collections of poems), Tagore became

Seasons through Tagore's eyes

Seasons through Tagore's eyes

Dr. Mizanur Rahman Shelley :From time immemorial, the Bengali seasons and festivals have blended in a mosaic of thrilling colours. Bangladesh in particular and Bengal in general happen to

Tagore’s poems

The Merchant :Imagine, mother, that you are to stay at home and I am to travel into strange lands.Imagine that my boat is ready at the landing fully laden. 

Spotlight on Rabindra Sangeet

Spotlight on Rabindra Sangeet

Dr. Karunamaya Goswami :Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) is the greatest Bengali poet and composer. He is also the only poet from the Indian subcontinent to win the Nobel Prize (1913).

May Day

Julian Parrish :Spize, Parson and Matson of Haymarket In Chicago wakeup from old tomb and let Start again agitation like 1st May in 1986To save laborers from business men

Historic May Day and some important questions

Historic May Day and some important questions

Kazi Liakat Hossain :The historic May Day is being observed today throughout the country and elsewhere in the world as a mark of respect to workers, who shed their

Upholding workers' rights

Till now the people all over the world are living through class-struggle. There are two classes of people in society. One is the exploiter and the other is exploited.

Lessons of May Day

Lessons of May Day

Shofiqur Rahman Chowdhury :The  observance of the May Day on the first day of the month of May every year is an international event. During the 18th and 19th

Welcoming Bangla New Year

Welcoming Bangla New Year

M. Mizanur Rahman :Pahela Baishakh is traditionally the most ebullient festival in the life of Bangalee people who get together irrespective of caste or creed and turn out happily

Social dimensions of Pahela Baishakh

Social dimensions of Pahela Baishakh

Poyla Boishakh (Pohela Boishakh) is the first first day of the Bengali calendar, celebrated in Bangladesh and West Bengal, and in Bengali communities in Assam, Tripura and Orissa and

Celebrating Bangla New Year

Celebrating Bangla New Year

Muhammad Quamrul Islam :It's an age old tradition of Bengali to open fresh account-book/ ledger on the occasion of New Year Day countrywide by businessmen irrespective of size and

Emergence of Bengali New Year Calendar

Emergence of Bengali New Year Calendar

Shamsuzzaman Khan :As an old saying goes: "Bengalis have thirteen festivals in twelve months." This experience-based adage gives an impression of a society which was affluent, cohesive and joyful.

Bangla New Year

Md. Ziaul Haque :Come the beginning of a dawn new,Ready we are to receive you,With Rabindranath's immortal lyrics,And the verses of Nazrul that everyone seeks.We are what you are,Being

Poem

For my motherland Al Mahmud What else does a poet have to offer? You take my filtered language Take my poem- My blood is valued more than that of the

Independence and National Day

Muhammad Quamrul Islam :We were 30 years old at end of first decade in service career in March1971 as Dhaka University batch 1961 beaming with Bengali nationalistic spirit in continuation

Thoughts on our Liberation War

Md. Shairul Mashreque and M. Abul Kashem Mozumder :War of Liberation  in 1971 was the culmination of  a series of seminal events like  language movement(1952), 1954 election, Agartala conspiracy case

International media on Bangabandhu's trial, release and home-coming

Dr. Abu Md. Delwar Hossain :Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave birth to a nation, a country, as well as a new map. Just as he had the required leadership quality

Talking about Independence Day

Anisuzzaman :The appearance of March after February is as inevitable as the materialization of the dream  of independence after the language movement, of March 26 after February 21. Our twenty-four-year

Message

Message

Today, our nation is celebrating the 77th anniversary of the adoption of the Pakistan Resolution of 23 March 1940 with traditional zeal and zest. On this historic day, the

Pakistan could become 16th largest economy by 2050 : PwC

Pakistan's economy could become the 16th largest by 2050 based on its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), said a report released in February 2017, prepared

Message

Message

March 23th is an unforgettable day of our national history. The Muslim Ummah of South Asia was vying to find its identity since long but it had no determined

Message

Message

On the auspicious occasion of Pakistan Day I wish to greet the entire nation. Each year, the day serves to remind us to nurture and uphold those ideals, principles

Call for freedom

Call for freedom

Aminul Islam :Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is an inseparable name that always goes with the Independence     of Bangladesh     and realization of lawful rights of the people of

Bangabandhu immortal in the Bangalees' memory

Bangabandhu immortal in the Bangalees' memory

Zillur Rahman Siddiqui :The tragedy of the magnitude of the one that happened on the 15th August in 1975 rarely happens to a nation. That killing was a glaring

Bangabandhu - A name that goes with eternity

Bangabandhu - A name that goes with eternity

Shazzad Khan :Embracing Bangabandhu at the Algiers Non-Aligned Summit in 1973, Cuba's Fidel Castro remarked, "I have not seen the Himalayas. But I have seen Sheikh Mujib. In personality