Role of Religion in Bangladesh

Posted: 5 Feb,15 on

Islam is the primary religion in Bangladesh with 89 percent Muslims. Different religious are Hinduism (9.5%), Christianity, Buddhism and Others. The change of the Islam started in Bangladesh (South Asia) in the 13 th century. The Hindus who were poor or disregarded regularly gotten to be Muslims. Another fundamental reason of change was fraternity, uniformity, equity in family and social life pulled in Hindus and Buddhists to got to be Muslims. Religious holy people, known as Pirs in Bangladesh, those had immeasurable learning about Islam were the in charge of transformations.


The dominant part of Muslims are Sunni are living all over of Bangladesh. Little gathering are Shia, dwell in the city territory. The Shia observe honoring the suffering of Hazrat Ali’s (PBUH) Sons, Hasan and Husayn. Hasan and Husayn additionally grandsons of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.A.W).


The Islam plays a significance part in the day by day life of the Muslims of Bangladesh as religious celebrations like Eid ul Fitr, Eid ul Azah, Marriage, passing and different religious practices.


Baitul Mukarram National Mosque of Bangladesh in Dhaka
Baitul Mukarram National Mosque of Bangladesh in Dhaka

Alternate religions of Bangladesh are Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism and others can perform their religious celebrations with no fear.


Durga Puja celebrations in Dhakeshwari Temple
Durga Puja celebrations in Dhakeshwari Temple

Hinduism is the second biggest religious in Bangladesh and third biggest Hindu living nation of the World after India and Nepal. There are 9.5% hindus of total population in Bangladesh. The vast majority of the Hindus are living in Barisal, Khulna, Dinajpur, Jessore and Faridpur. Also, little gathering of Hindus are living with Muslims groups in the towns of Bangladesh with concordance.


Christianity had landed in Bangladesh during late 16th Century to mid 17th century from Portuguese as merchants and through preachers. Christians around 0.6% of the overall population. The majority of the Christians living in Bangladesh are Roman Catholic and some piece of Roman Catholic Church and others are Protestants.


There are around 0.7% percent of overall population are Buddhism in Bangladesh. They are living in the South Eastern district uniquely in Chittagong Hill Tracks, Chittagong & Comilla area. Buddhists from Chittagong Hill Tracks from Chakma, Marma, Chak, Khyang & Tanchungya. Animism adherents are additionally from Buddhism.



Source: Wikipedia.

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