Aroj Ali Matubbar by × ; 70 KB. 0 references. sex or gender · male. 0 references. country of citizenship · Bangladesh. 0 references. British Raj. Aroj Ali Matubbar: Rationalist Philosopher of Rural Bangladesh. By Ajoy Roy. The Background. I would not like to elaborate the concept of Rationalism in front of. Matubbar, Aroj Ali () self-taught philosopher, was born on 17 December to a farming family in the village of Lamchari in barisal.

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Essentially, Aroj Ali was a rationalist and humanist who fought against ignorance, superstition, and religious fundamentalism. I really wonder how much devotion he had in learning the modern intricacies of scientific theories from physics to modern development of life sciences. For example, he questioned Islamic law of inheritance, as he failed to reconcile the suggested mode of sharing of inherited property. Scholars do not agree with each other.

According to this ism, alleged the said Upanisad: Retrieved 15 October Soon he became recognized as a respected man of learning with open mind in the society.

Roy, since his student life, participated in all progressive movements including Language movement ofMass Movement inand Non Co-operation movement of –all these finally culminated in his participation in the War of Liberation of Bangladesh as a freedom fighter. As a Physicist I am an agnostics. Here I remember a story. He soon rose to eminence, albeit after his death in Our unknown folk poet wrote many many years back.

But this also drew attention of the Pakistani intelligence and the civil administration. How does life can come into and go out of the body? The task is Herculean as well as difficult in a society like ours where literacy is very low.


Aroj Ali Matubbar

This article has multiple issues. The main reason for this is that religions do not have gun and shell, dynamite and atom bomb with which to destroy each other. It is not difficult to identify that the Asuras or people of Eastern Indiaor more properly the ancient Bengal and its adjacent areas including eastern BiharBrhamputra valley of Asamand present Orissa were culturally and perhaps ethnically different people from those inhabiting northern India.

And today in the name of the very religion you became feeding materials of jackles and dogs. Proposition II, dealing with God containing as many as 11 questions.

It is only in the final years of life that he came to be known to the enlightened society of the country. Einstein’s formulation of theory of relativity is another example where deductive approach was followed. The eight questions he posed in the first proposition exemplify his approach. Once an inquisitive minded gentleman of mid sixties asked Shahid Dr.

In classical sense, rationalism could be defined in any of the following ways: And both these two philosophies are not in consistent with rather opposed to what Islam says. More we observe those scriptures, we do not get neither rice nor clothing. Describing various but funny stories from various religions he gave the modern and scientific theories of the sun. About the Muslim concept of motion of sun, he says.

As for example in one Rig it stated ” From He who is conqueror of enemies and straight on his own strength, bow down to him with respect and pronounce praise with all humiliation as He is glorious, great and Asura. Proposition IV, dealing with religious matters containing as many as 22 questions. They will neither go to heaven nor they will attain nirvana. No doubt all these are very embarassing questions to our theologians, moulanas and dhramagurus.


It became corrupted and under the influence of Brahminic Hinduism accepted Vedas as supreme source of knowledge and tried to tag it with Hinduism as one of its Marg. Dhisan before Gautam Budha developed the Nastikata or atheism, as a philosophy. It is said that nothing is beyond the power of Allah.

Views Read Edit View history. Matubbar was arrested and taken into police custody for his book, Sotyer Shondhaney The Quest for Truth. Aroj Ali established himself as a dedicated fighter of fundamentalism.

That is why we have no doubt about scientific truths. Through out its pages.

Aroj Ali Matubbar | Biography

As we know now that corresponding term of atheism in Indian Philosophy is Nastikata or Nastibad disbelieving in God, the Creator. Due to his poverty, he could not attend school and had to rely on the free maqtab religious education provided by a local mosque. We will not enter into an investigation of these philosophical speculations.

God is such an entity whose existence cannot be proved from the material frame of reference. Through hard work, Matubbar was able to improve the family condition, acquired some land, began farming himself, and with spare money bought books. Due to financial constraints, Matubbar could not pursue any academic course or attain a formal institutional degree.

These two thoughts find their expression in many songs sung by our folk-singers. Has man no duties to the creator? But he had some Quarnic teaching in the maqtab.