This photo actually shows a railway station in the Ukranian city of Kharkiv
A photo of a grand building has been shared in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim that it shows a mosque built by Bangladeshi cricketer Shakib Al Hasan and his wife in his hometown. The claim is false: the photo in fact shows a railway station in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.
The post’s Hindi-caption translates to English as: “Bangladesh's Muslim cricketer Shakib Al Hasan and his wife have built a mosque in his hometown that cost him around Rupees 9 million. He bore all the costs of the construction; may God give me rewards for his good work.”
The claim, however, is false.
A reverse image search found that the photo in fact shows a railway station in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.
The photo was published on a website here along with the Russian-description that reads “Station square in Kharkiv, Ukraine.”
The station can also be seen on Google Maps here.
Below is a screenshot comparison of the image shared in the misleading posts (L) and Kharkiv station photo (R):
In March 2021, local media did report that Al Hasan renovated a mosque in Bangladesh, as noted here on SOMOY TV and here on Barta24. Images of the mosque do not match the photo seen in the misleading posts.
Below is a screenshot of the mosque published in local news website Barta24:
The second photo shared in the posts is a genuine photo of Al Hasan and his wife on their wedding day. It was published in December 2013 here on the Facebook page of a wedding photographer in Bangladesh.