Hadith Qudsi 19:5: “The Prophet said that Allah commanded him to destroy all the musical instruments, idols, crosses and all the trappings of ignorance.” (The Hadith Qudsi, or holy Hadith, are those in which Muhammad transmits the words of Allah, although those words are not in the Qur’an.)
Police have detained six people, including a local leader of ruling Awami League, on charges of vandalising idols at a Hindu temple at Atrai Upazila in Naogaon.
The six are Mirat union Awami League Organising Secretary Shaheedul Islam, 46, Polash Khan, 25, ‘Polash’, 28, ‘Kamal’, 32, Swapan Islam, 37, and Ratan Khandaker, 33.
Atrai Police Station OC Mobarak Hossain said the law enforcers detained them after finding their involvement in the vandalism of the idols following a dispute with the Hindus at the neighbourhood over control of an irrigation project at Barhakalipur village.
Referring to witnesses’ accounts, the OC said the two sides held a meeting next to a Kali Temple in the village on Friday night to settle the dispute, but the meeting ended with a scuffle between the groups….