Imams at mosques across the country Friday delivered special `khutba' (sermon) during the Juma' prayer against militancy and urged the militants to shun the path of killing and violence using the name of Islam, reports agencies.
They also made a fervent call to the deviants to return to the true path of Islam and urged the countrymen to resist the evil forces with their full strength.
As part of a national programme, the Imams of about 3,00,000 mosques across the country in their "kutba" before the Juma prayer highlighted the prohibition of all inhuman acts including suicidal bomb attack or killing of people in the name of Islam.
Khatib of Baitul Mokarram National Mosque Moulana Obaidul Haq urged all irrespective of their political faith and ideology to forge unity against the misguided suicidal bomb attackers. "There is no sympathy in Shariat for the people who commit suicide," he said adding it is those people who want to destroy peace in the society are carrying out the attacks.
"The holy Quran clearly preaches you (people) never throw yourself towards destruction or annihilation", Khatib said adding "suicide is a 'kabira guna' (grievous sin) for which an offender would get severest punishment.
The Khatib said those who are launching suicidal bomb attacks lack minimum knowledge of Islam. "They will not be martyrs, but will go to hell," he said, adding: "those who are being killed are innocent people, not `jalims' (oppressors). Why then these attacks?"
He questioned how and from where Bangla Bhai and Shaikh Abdur Rahman could get a lot of money? It means that forces from outside the country are trying to destabilise Bangladesh, he said.
Maulana Obaidul Huq called upon the Imams to make people conscious against terrorism. He also urged the government to dig out information about the militants and punish them.
After the Juma' prayer, devotees from different mosques in the capital and elsewhere in the country brought out anti-terrorism processions.
The police administration deployed special police forces at different mosques to prevent any unpleasant incident.