Tk 22cr charity for Pagla Mosque this year

Diamond,jewelry plentiful

Sr. Staff Reporter, Kishoreganj :

The 255 year old Pagla Mosque situated at the Narshundha riverbank in Kishoreganj town has received over Tk. 21cr 87 lakh 85 thousand 181 this (2023) year. The charity boxes opened four times in a year. On December 9 this year, it received Tk 6 crores 32 lakh 51 thousand 423.
Besides money, diamonds, foreign currency and gold ornaments were also found in large quantities. Kishoreganj Deputy Commissioner told the New Nation that, the mosque received tk. 21 Crore 87 lakhs 85 thousands 181along with huge gold jewellery and foreign currency this year. At least 200 madrasha students and 25 bank officials were counting for 15 hours and record tk. 6 crore 32 lakh 51 thousand 423 was found.
The charity boxes of Pagla Mosque were opened in the presence of Kishoreganj Deputy Commissioner (DC) and also President of Mosque Management Committee Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad and Superintendent of Police (SP) Md. Russell Sheikh, PPM (Bar), ADM Kazi Mohua, ADC(Revenue) Farhad Chowdhury and Mayor Pervez Miah.
The Pagla Mosque is situated on four acres land at the west end of the Kishoreganj district. Legendary tales are associated with the founding of this mosque.
Initiatives have been taken to build the mosque into a beautiful Islamic Complex of International standard. It will start working soon. The initial cost of its construction work has been estimated at Tk.115 crore and 30.000 worshipers can pray together there, DC Abul Kalam Azad added.
Many devotees are drawn to the mosque from across the country inspired by the tales and their personal beliefs. Their donations are deposited into eight charity boxes. Other offerings, such as poultry and domestic animals, are auctioned once a week.
Kishoreganj Mayor Pervez Miah, also General Secretary of Pagla Mosque Management Committee said that the money received from devotees have been kept at Ruplal Bank’s Kishoreganj Corporate branch while gold and jewellery have been kept in a safe vault along wirh the previous donations.
According to legend, a saint once lived in the high hilly place that rises between the Narsunda river flowing midway between Harua and Rakhuail areas of Kishoreganj town. Regardless of Muslim-Hindu, people of all religions used to visit the saint’s abode. After the saint’s death, the local people started using his place of worship as a mosque.
But after the death of that saint, surprisingly, the crowd of local people and even far-off people started to increase there. Men and women of different religions and caste flock to this mosque from the belief that if you make a vow or give charity, your heart’s desire will be fulfilled.