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Al Qaeda No. 2 leader is dead: White House (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) In another "serious blow" to Al Qaeda, a US drone strike in Pakistan killed its No. 2 leader Abu Yahya al-Libi, who helped steer the terrorist ... Read more...

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Keep off personal laws: Muslim leaders


May 11th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, May 11 (IANS) Muslim leaders Friday came down heavily on governments and courts for what they termed as "interference" in the Muslim personal law, a spokesperson said.Thousands gathered at ... Read more...

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Social Islam biased against freedom of arts: Filmmaker Shama Zaidi


April 29th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The idea of social Islam - the practised version of the faith - in conservative Muslim countries comes with a bias against the freedom of ... Read more...

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Muslim youth in India dissociate from terror: Sufi cleric


April 24th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The realisation that jihadis are using Islam to create an environment of terror is leading Muslim youth in India to dissociate themselves from violence and ... Read more...

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Book advising ways to beat wife sparks outrage


March 25th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) An Islamic marriage guide advising men on 'the best ways' to beat their wives has sparked outrage in Britain, especially among moderate Muslims who say that ... Read more...

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Court allows Muslim scholar to hold meetings


March 15th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) The Bombay High Court has granted conditional permission to Pakistani-born Canadian Islamic scholar Maulana Tahirul Qadri to hold public meetings in the city, an official said ... Read more...

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Court seeks report on Islamic scholar’s Mumbai visit


March 14th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Wednesday sought within a day a report from Mumbai police on the law and order aspects of some of the public ... Read more...

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Pakistani scholar clarifies remarks on Gujarat (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) Pakistani Islamic scholar Tahir-ul-Qadri Saturday clarified that he never asked Muslims to forget the violence that engulfed Gujarat a decade ago.Under fire from a section ... Read more...

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Pakistani scholar clarifies remarks on Gujarat riots


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) Under fire from a section of Muslim community for his remarks on Gujarat riots, Pakistani Islamic scholar Tahir-ul-Qadri has clarified that he only stated that ... Read more...

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Pakistani scholar’s Gujarat remarks spark row


March 1st, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistani Islamic scholar Tahir-ul-Qadri's reported remarks advising Muslims to forget the Gujarat riots have sparked a row with some Muslim organisations opposing his ongoing ... Read more...

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Cyber attack on website of petitioner against Facebook, others


February 7th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The website of a petitioner and Islamic scholar who dragged Facebook, Google, Yahoo and others to court over allegedly objectionable content has been defaced ... Read more...

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Codify Muslim personal law: Islamic scholars, activists


February 5th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) It was a rude shock for 40-year-old Nagma Sheikh when she was thrown out of the house in middle of the night by her husband ... 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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Pray for divine punishment to Modi: Islamic cleric


September 19th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) Condemning Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's three-day fast as "melodrama", a leading Islamic scholar Monday urged both Muslims and Hindus to pray seeking divine punishment ... Read more...

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Islamic clerics weigh against music, buffets at marriages


September 12th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Up in arms against music and buffet meals at Muslim marriages, a group of Islamic clerics have announced they would not conduct a "nikaah" (wedding ceremony) ... 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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An assassination gone askew


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Apr. 22 (ANI): When on the 8th of April 2011, an IED targeted and killed Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith (JAH) president and Islamic scholar Maulvi Showkat Ahmad Shah right at the threshold of ... Read more...

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Kashmir University digitises rare manuscripts


March 7th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar.7 (ANI): The Kashmir University in Srinagar has begun the process of digitising rare manuscripts to preserve the heritage and historical literature of the state.The manuscripts will also be available on ... Read more...

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Now an Urdu singing reality TV show


February 15th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) After a string of music reality shows, a new Urdu singing reality show "Talaash...Ek Roohani Awaaz Ki" is set to hit the small screen.The show, to be ... Read more...

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Kashmir an integral part of India, say Deoband clerics


October 11th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Deoband, Oct 11 (ANI): Upholding India's stand on Jammu and Kashmir, several Ulemas and intellectuals in Deoband have declared the State as an integral part of the country and urged the government ... Read more...

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Kashmir part of India: Deoband clerics


October 10th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 10 (IANS) Endorsing India's stand on Kashmir, the influential Darul Uloom Deoband Islamic seminary Sunday declared the state was an integral part of the country."India is like a bouquet of ... Read more...

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Halal cosmetics gaining popularity among Islamic women


October 10th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 10 (ANI): Halal beauty products produced without alcohol or pork have become Islamic women's favourite.The word halal, Arabic for permissible, describes meat slaughtered and prepared in line with Islamic law.Halal ... Read more...

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Swat varsity’s VC shot dead


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Noted Islamic scholar and vice-chancellor of Swat University, Muhammad Farooq Khan, was assassinated Saturday in a northwestern city of Pakistan."Farooq had just stepped out ... Read more...

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Ayodhya vedict delay petition untenable: Sunni Central Wakf Board


September 27th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Sunni Central Wakf Board Monday said the petition by retired bureaucrat Ramesh Chandra Tripathi seeking the deferment of the Allahabad High Court's verdict in the Babri ... Read more...

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Muslim scholar gets Sadhbhavana Award


August 20th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday that India needs the services of people who work for strengthening social unity. Presenting the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavana Award ... Read more...

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Secularism should be way of life: Sonia


August 20th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Secularism should become a way of life to strengthen social unity, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi said here Friday. Delivering the introductory speech at ... Read more...

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Kashmir violence: J-K students meet Gadkari to discuss their problems


August 17th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): The students of Jammu and Kashmir met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari here on Tuesday to discuss the problems faced by them amid continuing ... Read more...

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BJP talks to Kashmiri youth


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Amid continuing unrest and killings in the Kashmir Valley, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday began a dialogue with representatives of Kashmiri youths. BJP president Nitin ... Read more...

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Indian Islamic preacher to challenge British entry ban


June 19th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Mumbai-based Islamic scholar Zakir Naik Saturday said he plans to challenge the ban order on him by the British Home Office in British courts. "The decision is politically motivated ... Read more...

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Malaysia to regulate entry of foreign students to tackle terrorism threat


June 19th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 19, (ANI): The Malaysian Government has said that stricter entry rules for foreign students will be applied to deal with the terror concerns in the country. Malaysian Home Ministry ... Read more...

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10 arrested in Malaysian anti-terror raid targeted places of worship


June 17th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 17(ANI): Malaysian Police have said that the nine foreigners and a local, who were arrested in an anti-terror raid early this year, had planned to blow up two places ... Read more...

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Muslim clerics condemn scholar’s arrest


May 15th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Muslim leaders Saturday condemned the arrest of an Islamic scholar after a scare on a London-bound flight when a woman passenger complained to the flight crew about ... Read more...

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Moulana Israr Ahmed’s death shocks Muslims


April 14th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 14 (IANS) The demise of renowned Islamic scholar Moulana Israr Ahmed sent shock waves among Muslim community in this Indian city. Muslim organisations and leaders expressed their shock the death of ... Read more...

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Curfew continues in riot-hit Hyderabad


April 2nd, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) Curfew continued in riot-hit parts of Hyderabad for the fourth day Friday. Even though the situation remained peaceful, police were on high alert because of Friday prayers. Police decided ... Read more...

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Eminent Islamic scholar Moulana Aqil dead (Lead)


March 12th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 12 (IANS) Eminent Islamic scholar Moulana Hameeduddin Aqil Hussami, who was also a member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, died here Friday after a brief illness. He ... Read more...

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