Bengali Qur’an

Girish Chandra Sen was the first person to translate the Qur’an into Bengali language in 1886. He was not an upstart but a scholar who read extensively on Islam for some years before embarking on the translation of Qur’an in Bengali. He was a Brahmo missionary and did so at the behest of Keshab Chandra …

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Divided India:

The term ‘Hinduism’ was introduced into the English language in the 19th century to denote the religious, philosophical, and cultural traditions native to India. This tempted many to say that Hinduism is something very new. What these people fail to appreciate is that Hinduism as we see it today is a conglomeration of different religious …

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Mutazilites in Islam

Mutazilites of eighth and ninth centuries Basra and Bagdad (Iraq) tried to bring rationalism and reasoning in Islam. During that period their theology received patronage from Caliphs also. Mutazilites disagreed that Qur’an is divine and constant and tried to reason out each aspect of Islam. However, in the later part of ninth century, orthodox group got upper …

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