Eid celebrated in Kerala

August 19th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims across Kerala celebrated Eid-Ul-Fitr Sunday by offering prayers and listening to clerics' sermons at Eidgahs.Eid celebrations were more visible in Muslim-dominated districts of ... Read more...

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Curbs continue in Srinagar’s old city after shrine fire

June 29th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 29 (IANS) Curfew-like restrictions continued in the old city areas of Srinagar for the fourth consecutive day Friday in the wake of tension after fire gutted the revered ... Read more...

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‘Gay marriage worst threat in 500 years’

June 13th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) The British government's plan to introduce same-sex marriage is one of the most serious threats to the Church of England in its 500-year history, the clergy ... Read more...

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Indian Muslims split over wedding age ruling

June 8th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) A Delhi High Court ruling that a Muslim girl can marry once she attains the age of puberty has sharply split the community, with clerics ... Read more...

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Four women killed for dancing at Pakistani wedding

June 4th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) Four women, who were sentenced to death by clerics in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provice for singing and dancing at a wedding, have been killed, a media ... Read more...

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Adhik Kadam’s spiritual journey of service and suffering (Feature)

May 24th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Both security forces and militants have picked him up on suspicion. He has also braved 'fatwas' from clerics. Yet the Hindu continues his spiritual journey undeterred ... Read more...

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Pakistani clerics condemn use of religion for terrorism

May 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Around 40 religious leaders in Pakistan launched a front -- National Solidarity Council -- Monday to promote sectarian harmony and resolve disputes and oppose the use ... Read more...

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24,000 ’stolen’ brides in Kyrgyzstan in three years

May 11th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 24,000 women were kidnapped and forced into marriage in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan in the past three years, an official report said.The ... Read more...

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Minority leaders cautious to apex court ruling on Haj

May 8th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) Muslim community leaders and prominent clerics in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday reacted cautiously to the Supreme Court ruling directing the government to eliminate in the next 10 ... Read more...

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Camel killed in Kazakhstan to end suicides

April 28th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) People in a Kazakh town have sacrificed a white camel in a bid to end an adolescent "suicide epidemic" blamed on an evil spirit that ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily lauds India for no polio cases in 2011

January 14th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) India must receive "due appreciation" as it has been a year since its last case of polio was reported, said a leading Pakistani daily.An editorial in ... Read more...

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Adopt Andhra model of reservations: Muslim leaders

December 19th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) A national conference of Muslim scholars and Islamic organisations here Monday demanded reservations for the community on the lines of Andhra Pradesh, which earmarks nearly 5 ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban hold peace talks

November 23rd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban, responsible for a string of terror attacks across the country, have said they have held initial peace talks with the government, but ... Read more...

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Clerics in UAE call for austere life

August 4th, 2011 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 3 (IANS/WAM) Religious scholars in UAE have called on worshippers to abstain from extravagance and be contented with what they have.During their sermons in mosques, the clerics ... Read more...

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Shun violence or quit: Waziristan clerics to foreign terrorists

June 21st, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Condemning "various forms" of terrorism in North Waziristan, an assembly of clerics in the volatile area blamed foreign fighters for the problem and said they ... Read more...

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Muslim cleric shot dead in Russia

June 14th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Muslim cleric of a village mosque in Russia was found shot dead Tuesday morning, officials said.Kurbanov, the imam of the mosque in Dagestan region ... Read more...

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Abbey’s web sensational cartwheeling verger rebuked by clerics

May 1st, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): The Westminster Abbey senior staff has warned the verger who became an internet sensation after cart wheeling down the red carpet following the royal wedding not to speak ... Read more...

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Vastanvi praises Assam opposition leader Ajmal

April 29th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 29 (IANS) Skipping the convention of not commenting on politics or endorsing politicians, the prestigious Darul-Uloom Islamic seminary's vice chancellor Friday praised Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF) ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare to address people’s rally in Lucknow

April 28th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare is expected to address a people's rally here May 1, organisers said Thursday, asserting that the programme will go ahead even in ... Read more...

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Varanasi is Anna’s launch pad for spreading movement

April 25th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) The pilgrim city of Varanasi will be the launch pad for a nationwide expansion of social activist Anna Hazare's battle against corruption. He arrives Friday for ... Read more...

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Uphold Islamic tradition of peace in Kashmir: clerics

April 24th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 24 (IANS) An international conference of Islamic scholars here Sunday laid emphasis on the need for unity, cohesion and preservation of the Sufi traditions among the local Muslims ... Read more...

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Pak must revisit policy on war against terror in light of US censure: Qureshi

April 23rd, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 23(ANI): Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Islamabad must review its counter-terrorism strategy, following a discouraging statement given in this regard by the US Joint Chiefs ... Read more...

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Clerics from around 18 nations declare suicide attacks as ‘haram’

March 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 10(ANI): Two hundred and fifty clerics from around 18 countries have declared suicide attacks as 'haram'.They issued the declaration on the occasion of the three-day-long Seerat-ul-Nabi conference, which was also ... Read more...

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Iran arrests opposition leaders Mousavi and Karoubi before planned protest

March 1st, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- Iran on Monday arrested opposition leaders Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi as well as their wives, according to an opposition news website. It comes just a day before ... Read more...

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Vastanvi to stay till Deoband panel submits report

February 23rd, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Deoband (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 23 (IANS) The controversial Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi will continue as vice chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband till a three-member subcommittee of clerics constituted Wednesday takes a final ... Read more...

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Dancing girls back in Pakistan’s Swat Valley

February 17th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) With the departure of the Taliban from Pakistan's Swat Valley, the music has returned and fair-skinned dancing girls are back in business.A locality in the eastern part ... Read more...

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Taseer’s assassin should be punished only for violating law, not murder: Qari Hanif

February 15th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Feb 15(ANI): Slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's assassin Malik Mumtaz Qadri should be punished by the court only for violating the law, not on murder charges, Qari Hanif Qureshi has said.Qari ... Read more...

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Pak court directs jail authorities to give Taseer’s assassin all amenities as per Prisons Act

February 11th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 11 (ANI): A Pakistani Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has reportedly asked the Adiala Jail superintendent to provide Malik Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, with all facilities ... Read more...

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Pak court defers Salman Taseer assassin’s indictment till February 4

February 2nd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Feb 2(ANI): An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan has postponed the indictment of Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the self-confessed assassin of late Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, till February 4.According to ... Read more...

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Miss Pakistan World backs Veena Malik in row with clerics

January 24th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) Miss Pakistan World Annie Rupani Sunday came out in support of Pakistani actress Veena Malik who is under fire from the Muslim clergy in her country ... Read more...

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Sherry Rehman vows to stay put despite death threats over blasphemy law reform stand

January 23rd, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 23(ANI): Liberal Pakistan parliamentarian Sherry Rehman, who proposed a bill to reform the nation's draconian blasphemy laws, has said she will not flee the country despite death threats flooding her ... Read more...

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Islamic fundamentalists expanding their grip on Pakistani society: Report

January 21st, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Jan 21(ANI): The assassination of liberal Pakistani politician Salmaan Taseer for his vocal opposition to the country's blasphemy law and the warm reception for his killer has exposed the rising influence ... Read more...

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Musharraf calls Nawaz Sharif “closet Taliban”

January 7th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has called former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif a "closet Taliban"."I call Nawaz Sharif a closet Taliban. He's a man who is -- ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan needs courage from all its leaders following Taseer’s killing’

January 6th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 6(ANI): Pakistan needs courage from all of its leaders at a time when bigots are condoning Punjab Governor Salman Taseer's assassination in the name of religion, The Heritage Foundation has ... Read more...

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Salman Taseer’s assassinator finds “fans” on Facebook

January 6th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 6(ANI): Hundreds of Facebook users have welcomed liberal Pakistani politician Salman Taseer's killing as a strike against reformers of the country's tight blasphemy laws.The Punjab governor was shot on ... Read more...

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