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Recently here in BD few people are talking against Islamic education system. By accusing these kids, whom are studying in Madrasah as the future terrorists. However, according to govt rules, There are 2 education system here in Bangladesh. 1. is Islamik Sariya education system and another one is General education system. Both has individual education board of attorney. We all know how the majorities treats Muslim these days. In this "Ahle Hadis Hafeeziya Madrasah and Orphan center" in Bogura,Bangladesh. The new principle opens a spacial class. Where every friday these kids have to attended a class where he personally teach them the true meaning of Jihad and what is right and what is wrong in islam. So that no one drove this kids in wrong path in-future. He invited me yesterday to see how he takes the by teaching them Islamic song, poem and other co-curricular activities. After the class these kids asked me to took their picture. So i told them whatever you guys are learning here, let me tell everyone about this and asked them what is "we are not terrorists" in arabic. The kid in the middle immediately wrote it down for me. While everyone is practicing other phrases, arabic Alphabets, poems etc during the class. i gather everyone and took that picture. and ask the kid in the middle for holding the board with what he wrote. Though i have other images during the class, but this signified them all. i personally things, this initiative should take place other Madrasahs as well. As a muslim myself we must learn the true essence of islam. So that no one can drove us into wrong path.

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Date Taken: 11.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Bogura, Bangladesh
Copyright: © Rafid Yasar