Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall

Coordinates: 23°43′33″N 90°24′12″E / 23.7259°N 90.4034°E / 23.7259; 90.4034
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Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall
ফজলুল হক মুসলিম হল
Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall, University of Dhaka.jpg
Alternative namesFH Hall
EtymologyA. K. Fazlul Huq, Former prime minister of non-divided Bengal
General information
StatusIn use
LocationUniversity of Dhaka
AddressUniversity Street, Dhaka 1000
Town or cityDhaka
Coordinates23°43′33″N 90°24′12″E / 23.7259°N 90.4034°E / 23.7259; 90.4034
Opened1 July 1940
AffiliationUniversity of Dhaka

Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall is one of the oldest residential halls of Dhaka University.



Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall was established in 1940 and named after A. K. Fazlul Huq, former prime minister of undivided Bengal. Fazlul Huq played a major part for establishing Dhaka University.[1][2] The hall commenced its activity on 1 July 1940 with 363 students including include 231 residential students, 132 non-residential students and 3 female students.[3] On 16 June 1972, the Syndicate of Dhaka University removed the term "Muslim" from name. The decision was challenged in court by Advocate Shamsul Alam. On 1 March 2004, Bangladesh High Court ordered the University authorities to restore the original name, with "Muslim" included.[4]

The linguist Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah was the first provost of the hall. Prof. Dr. Shah Md. Masum is the current provost of the hall.[1][5]

Establishment of East Pakistan Muslim Students' League[edit]

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was politically active on Fazlul Haq Muslim Hall, even though he was not an residential student of the hall. [6] On 4 January 1948, East Pakistan Muslim Students' League was established in a meeting organized at Fazlul Haq Muslim Hall Auditorium and after establishment of the political group, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman came out as an influential leader. [6]

Language Movement[edit]

In 15 January 1948, the National Language Sub-Committee Office of the National Language Action Committee was relocated to Fazlul Haq Muslim Hall at the proposal made by Muhammad Twaha, the then DUCSU vice president of the hall committee. [7] On 2 March 1948, The second National Language Action Committe (সর্বদলীয় রাষ্ট্রভাষা সংগ্রাম পরিষদ) , which was a coalition of Tamaddun Majlish and East Pakistan Muslim Students' League, was also formed at a meeting presided by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in this hall to strengthen language movement.[6]


The hall consists which was afo residential buildings:

  • The three-storey main building
  • The five-storey south building

The hall has a capacity of a total of 244 rooms with 766 seats.[3] Although, there are almost twice as many residential students who currently reside there exceeding the hall's total capacity.[8]

The hall has a library with books on different subjects. The library is open for non-resident as well as resident students every working day. New books are purchased in every academic year from the University fund.[1]

Annual sports are organized every year.[9]

Fazlul Haq Muslim Hall Debating Club hosts the National Science Debating Festival annually.[10]



  1. ^ a b c "Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall". University of Dhaka. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Sher-e-bangla contribution for establishing DU". The Independent. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Home :: Dhaka University Halls". du.ac.bd. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  4. ^ "HC orders to add 'Muslim' with Fazlul Huq Hall". Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  5. ^ Independent, The. "Halls of Dhaka University". Halls of Dhaka University | theindependentbd.com. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b c প্রতিবেদক, নিজস্ব. "বঙ্গবন্ধুর স্মৃতিধন্য ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের ফজলুল হক হল". Prothomalo (in Bengali). Retrieved 22 January 2023.
  7. ^ দিগন্ত, Daily Nayadiganta-নয়া. "ভাষা আন্দোলনের স্মৃতিকেন্দ্র ফজলুল হক মুসলিম হল". Daily Nayadiganta (নয়া দিগন্ত) : Most Popular Bangla Newspaper (in Bengali). Retrieved 22 January 2023.
  8. ^ "পরীক্ষায় খারাপ ফল করছেন ঢাবির গণরুমে থাকা শিক্ষার্থীরা!". thedailycampus.com (in Bengali). Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  9. ^ "Annual Sports of FH Hall Held". The New Nation. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  10. ^ "DU holds 11th National Science Debating Festival". The Daily Star. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018.

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