Bangladesh Jamiat Ahle Hadis openly running Love Jihad in Bangladesh


A notorious radical Islamic group named Bangladesh Jamiat Ahle Hadis, which is funded by dubious Afro-Arab sources is openly running Love Jihad project. According to information, multifaced conspiracy to convert Hindu females is continuing on all over the country. This communal organization has announced cash rewards for the Muslim volunteers who would participate in the project, lure Hindu females into romantic relations and finally force them towards religious conversion. They are spreading this campaign through social media platform using different IDs.

In the posts on social media platforms, techniques are being taught about converting the females of Sanatan community by trapping them in love. Unfortunately, there is no legal steps or media exposure on such notorious acts of Bangladesh Jamiat Ahle Hadis.

President and Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamiat Ahle Hadis, Prof. Dr. Abdullah Farooq and Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah Khan Madani are circulating a special announcement on social media for the past few days and declaring cash rewards for converting Sanatan (Hindu) females into Islam. According to their posts, amount of cash rewards are:

Taka 300,000 for conversion of Brahmin girls and women,

Taka 200,000 for Indian Bengali girls and females,

Taka 50,000 for Namasudra (schedule cast) girls and females,

Taka 500,000 for entire family.

Another pamphlet circulated on Facebook says, “Muslim brothers are converting idolaters (Hindus) through love traps and giving birth to true Muslims. This is the best thing, our Muslim brothers are brainwashing in such a way, those girls think – they really love them. This idea of ​​theirs is fulfilling our mission”.

One ID named Mamun is running a Facebook group as team leader named as the group leader of the mission of Love Jihad run by Bangladesh Jamiat Ahle Hadis.

Another Facebook group’s status also contains an instruction on how to lure Hindu girls and women into love trap. It says, “One or two fake IDs will be made with Hindu names. Be added to various Hindu Facebook groups. The first thing after getting added is to target most of the female IDs from there and send the Hindu female’s ID link to our group and message them on Facebook. Don’t talk only romantic stuff with the target in the beginning. Enter their minds slowly. First you have to win their hearts. Don’t go overboard with compliments. But sometimes after the conversation, give a bit praise and always show care for her. Utter “Allah Bharosa” and “Insha’Allah” while consoling them.

“If they talk about any problem, show that you are feeling concerned and give them consolation and utter “Allah Bharosa” and “Insha’Allah” saying their problems will be gone. But at the beginning don’t object or criticize their gods, goddesses and deities. Don’t say bad things about. If you do so, she will unfriend and leave you.

“You have many Hindu friends in school and college. Go to their various pujas. Then you will know about their bad culture through these attendances. By doing this, once she falls in love, you will pretend to meet here and there on various pretexts. But first don’t do anything to upset the girl. Show that you love her so much. You don’t need her body. You love herself. Then you will find it easier and faster to be more vulnerable to her. And after becoming weak, slowly indulge in physical relations. And once you engage in physical intercourse, there is no more tension. Make sure, she becomes pregnant”.

According to my own source, Bangladesh Jamiat Ahle Hadis is receiving huge amount of Zakat fund for running its Love Jihad project. Most of the fund is sent to this organization through illegal hawala channel.

It is also learnt this organization is sending Muslim youths to India (Bharat) especially West Bengal to lure Hindu girls and females under numerous pretenses. Even they target Hindu girls and females in the modeling sector, while also target Hindu girls and females in shops, restaurants etcetera.

It may be mentioned here that Ahl-Al-Hadith or Ahl-e Hadith is a religious movement that emerged in northern India in the mid-nineteenth century. It maintains deeper ties with Tablighi Jamaat while in recent decades, it has expanded its presence in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, and has drawn both inspiration and financial support from a number of Middle Eastern nations, including Saudi Arabia. Following withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, Ahl-Al-Hadith or Ahl-e Hadith began expanding its presence in the country by availing patronization of the Taliban as well as other radical Islamic militancy outfits such as Haqqani Network.

Ahl-e Hadith – meaning the people of hadith, is a radical Islamic movement that emerged in northern India in the mid-nineteenth century.

In recent decades, the Ahl-e Hadith movement has expanded its presence in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, and has drawn both inspiration and financial support from Saudi Arabia.

Terrorist organizations such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Hizbul Mujahedin (HuM), Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Ansar Al Islam (AAI) has recruited followers of the Ahl-e Hadith movement in the past. It was reported in the media that members of Lashkar-e-Taiba were planning to attack the US and Indian missions in Dhaka on November 26, 2009 – several weeks before the general election.

Ahl-e Hadith movement in Bangladesh made its presence noticeable through Muhammad Asadullah Al-Ghalib, a former Rajshahi University Arabic professor. He is the founder of Ahle Hadith Movement Bangladesh (AHAB) which came into being on September 22, 1994. He is also the founder of an Islamic research journal, monthly At-Tahreek.

While forming the AHJS, Muhammad Asadullah Al-Galib argued that they needed to engage in Jihad against Islamic fallacies including the shrine culture to bring an Islamic rule in the country.

In February 23, 2005, Asadullah Al-Ghalib was arrested along with three of his closest aides on charges of their involvement in terrorist activities.

The Jamaatul Mujahedin Bangladesh (JMB), founded in 1998, and its militant wing Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB) became active in the early 2000s and was inspired by the ideology of Wahhabi-inspired Ahl-e Hadith Movement. JMB chief Abdur Rahman and Asadullah Al-Ghalib were well-known to each other. Abdur Rahman studied at Madina University in Saudi Arabia on Ghalib’s recommendation and after completing his course, he joined Ahle Hadith.

According to its Facebook page, ‘Bangladesh Jamiyat Ahl-Al-Hadith’ is described as “non-political religious organization”. It is located at Jamiyat Bhobon [Jamiyat building], 79/Ka/3, North Jatrabari, Dhaka 1204. Mobile: +88 01933 355 901-910, Dhaka, Bangladesh. This organization also has a LinkedIn account and account on X. It also runs a channel on YouTube through which it is continuing radical Islamic propaganda. It also maintains a number of newspapers, which are playing the role of its propaganda machines. Website of ‘Bangladesh Jamiyat Ahl-Al-Hadith’ organization is down.

The “letter” which has been circulated by ‘Voice of Bangladeshi Hindu’ and subsequently by several accounts of ‘X’ could not be verified. But the activities of ‘Bangladesh Jamiyat Ahl-Al-Hadith’ is extremely suspicious. Moreover, as this organization maintains connections with Tablighi Jamaat, it is not unlikely that ‘Bangladesh Jamiyat Ahl-Al-Hadith’ is running such religious conversion projects.

It may be mentioned here that Bangladesh authorities are extremely reluctant in investigating any such allegations. For example, in July 2022 in an article titled ‘New jihadist factory inside a madrassa in Bangladesh’ detailed information was provided about a massive madrassa named ‘Jamia Rashidia Koranic madrassa’, which is being run by Mufti Shahidullah, a disciple of Rashid Ahmad Ludhianvi. According to information Rashid Ahmad Ludhianvi also knows as Mufti Rashid Ahmed, who died in February 2022 was a heavily radical Pakistani clergyman who founded the Al Rashid Trust and the Jamia Tur Rasheed in Karachi, Pakistan.

It is further learnt Rashid Ahmad Ludhianvi was also a prominent supporter of the Afghan Taliban, and after he returned with “extremely positive  impressions” from Afghanistan and wrote a book as advice for the Talibans, titled Obedience to the Amir and composed in 1998 or 1999, Mullah Omar was so impressed that he distributed Pashto and Dari versions of it to the visitors, saying it perfectly represented the Talibans’ ideology, while Barnett Rubin states that this “manual on how to run a militant organization” helped the Taliban “devise an organizational model that suppressed tribalism and patronage network more effectively than any other organization in Afghanistan”.

Another source said, Rashid Ahmad Ludhianvi had established direct communication with Osama bin Laden and few other key leaders of Al Qaeda. Most of his disciples are followers of radical Islam and jihad.

A Western intelligence source said, following 9/11 jihadist attacks on the US soil, Rashid Ahmad Ludhianvi was put on sanction list amongst many other Al Qaeda men.

It is alleged that a large number of students of this madrassa are sent to Afghanistan and Pakistan under the guise of the members of Tablighi Jamaat.

Most suspicious part is, although Jamia Rashidia Qawmi madrasa requires over US$200,000 every month for providing food and other basic amenities to its students and teachers, there is no shown source of income of this organization. Journalists, right activists and even members of the diplomatic missions are not allowed within the compound of this jihad factory.

Similarly, activities of ‘Bangladesh Jamiyat Ahl-Al-Hadith’ are extremely suspicious. It requires proper investigation and wider exposure in the media.

This is an alarming matter, which needs to be urgently confronted. We need to demand stern action against this communal group for running religious conversion of Hindu girls and women. In this regard, I am humbly calling upon members of Indian media – including newspapers and TV channels.


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