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Ajmer shrine custodians protest administrator’s remark on Bollywood stars


July 24th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Ajmer, July 23 (IANS) A day after the dewan (administrator) of the world-famous Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti shrine termed prayers there by Bollywood actors and directors for the success of ... Read more...

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Islam doesn’t allow killing of mankind: Pakistani scholar


February 29th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The message of peace and moderation sets former Pakistan-based politician, activist and motivational speaker Shaykh-ul-Islam Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri apart from other Islamic scholars. He says Islam ... 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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Abortion still taboo in Pakistan


January 16th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Even though abortion is legal in Pakistan and Islamic scholars agree on its permissibility in certain conditions, many medical professionals term it an "un-Islamic act" and ... 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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Maulanas ask Muslims to back Anna


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Prominent Maulanas and Islamic scholars of Uttar Pradesh have reacted strongly to Delhi's Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari's appeal to Muslims to keep off Anna Hazare's anti-corruption ... Read more...

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Deoband not the private property of any family: Vastanvi (Lead)


July 24th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) Maulana Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi, who was Sunday removed from the coveted position of vice chancellor of the Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, said that ... Read more...

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Dhaka verdict on fatwa hailed with caution


May 13th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 13 (IANS) Bangladesh's civil society and Islamic scholars have hailed a court verdict on he fatwa, but asked the government to specify who could issue it so as ... 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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Prince Charles claims abuse for promoting inter-faith dialogue


April 7th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.7 (ANI): Britain's Prince Charles has complained of being "abused and ridiculed" over attempts to promote inter-faith dialogue during a visit to Morocco.Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have been in ... Read more...

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Pak council protests use of padded bras by Muslim women: Report


March 12th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 12(ANI): The Council of Islamic Ideology in Pakistan has protested the use of padded and colourful bras by Muslim women, and recommended that Pakistani Muslim researchers should try to invent ... Read more...

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Bangladesh apex court seeks scholars’ opinion on fatwas


March 11th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 11 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court has sought the opinion of Islamic scholars on the status and application of fatwas, or religious edicts, in the country.Taking up a ... Read more...

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Gilani hints at pardon by victims’ family to murder-accused US official as solution


February 17th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 17(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has hinted at a pardon by the victims' family to double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis.Speaking to a convention of religious ... Read more...

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Horror films in Malaysia irk Islamic scholars


January 10th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 10 (IANS) Portraying of religious preachers as ghost-busters using verses from holy Quran in horror films being made in Malaysia has irked Islamic scholars.The preachers, called "ustaz" are shown ... 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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Muslim panel to appeal against Ayodhya verdict (Second Lead)


October 16th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) The All India Muslim Personal Law Board Saturday said it had decided to appeal in the Supreme Court against the Ayodhya verdict given by a three-judge bench of ... Read more...

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Muslim panel to appeal against Ayodhya verdict (Lead)


October 16th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) The All India Muslim Personal Law Board Saturday resolved to appeal in the Supreme Court against the Sep 30 Ayodhya verdict given by a three-judge bench of the ... Read more...

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Muslim panel discusses Ayodhya verdict


October 16th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Should the Ayodhya dispute be taken to the Supreme Court or not? The All India Muslim Personal Law Board met here Saturday to discuss the issue.The closed-door gathering ... Read more...

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British Muslim group opens summer camp in Coventry as “spiritul war” against terrorism


August 8th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 8 (ANI): British Muslims are taking part in the UK's first anti-terrorism summer camp, opened on Saturday, in Coventry as part of a "spiritual war" against Al Qaeda recruiters.According ... Read more...

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British MP says he won’t meet veiled Muslim women


July 17th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 17 (IANS) A Conservative MP has drawn flak from Muslims in Britain for saying he will refuse to meet women wearing the full Islamic dress in his constituency ... Read more...

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Afghans stone German base over proselytising allegations


June 10th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kunduz (Afghanistan), June 10 (DPA) At least four people were injured in northern Afghanistan Thursday when protesters threw stones at a German military camp over claims that two aid organisations had ... Read more...

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Islamic scholars, clerics hail death for Kasab (Lead)


May 7th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 7 (IANS) Stating that Islam condemns terrorism in all forms, leading Islamic scholars and clerics Friday welcomed the death sentence for Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving gunman ... Read more...

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Islamic scholars, clerics hail Kasab’s death penalty


May 7th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 7 (IANS) Stating that Islam condemns terrorism in all forms, leading Islamic scholars and clerics Friday welcomed the death sentence for Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab, one of the 10 ... Read more...

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Ceremonies begin at Sania Mirza’s house


April 13th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 13 (IANS) A day after Sania Mirza's marriage with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, wedding ceremonies began at the residence of the Indian tennis ace here. The bride and her bride-groom arrived ... Read more...

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UK Department of Health allows female Muslim doctors to wear disposable sleeves


March 27th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 27 (ANI): UK Department of Health has allowed female Muslim doctors to wear disposable sleeves to protect their modesty.According to NHS rules, all staff involved in caring for patients should ... Read more...

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Shia cleric oppose Women’s Reservation Bill


March 13th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad, Mar 13 (ANI): Leading Shia cleric and scholar Maulana Kalbe Jawwad has opposed Women's Reservation Bill.Addressing reporters here on Friday, Jawwad said that God has created women to bring up ... Read more...

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Islamic clerics oppose women’s reservation


March 11th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 11 (IANS) Not only certain political parties, but even some influential Islamic scholars and clerics are strongly opposed to the women's reservation bill. Their opposition seems to stem from the fact ... Read more...

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Millions pray for world peace in Bangladesh’s Islamic gathering (Lead)


January 24th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 24 (IANS) Millions of devotees, led by an Indian cleric, prayed for global peace, prosperity and unity in Bangladesh as the world's second-largest Muslim congregation concluded Sunday. The three-day Biswa ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s Muslim pilgrimage calls for peace, stability


January 24th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 24 (DPA) Millions of devotees prayed for global peace, prosperity and unity in Bangladesh as the world's second-largest Muslim congregation concluded Sunday. Indian scholar Moulana Jubayerul Hassan led the concluding ... Read more...

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Muslim clergies dictum on Vande Mataram evokes protest


November 6th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Nov 6 (ANI): Activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) staged a mass protest here against the Muslims clergy for issuing fatwa, asking the Muslims not to sing India's national song Vande ... Read more...

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Chidambaram says can’t view Islam as an alien faith


November 3rd, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Saharanpur (UP), Nov 3 (ANI): Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that india cannot view Islam as an alien faith.Speaking at the 30th general session of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind here, Chidambaram ... Read more...

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Relating terrorism with Islam ‘downright prejudice’: Ansari


October 27th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) No religion condones terrorism and those attempting to attribute its origin to Islam display "downright prejudice", Vice President Hamid Ansari said Tuesday. Terrorism is not of "recent origin ... Read more...

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Relating terrorism to Islam betrays prejudice: India’s vice president (Lead)


October 27th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) No religion condones terrorism and those seeking to attribute its origin to Islam display ignorance or "downright prejudice", India's Vice President Hamid Ansari said Tuesday. Terrorism is not ... Read more...

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Burqa not a part of Islam, say scholars


August 20th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Karnataka college that disallows its students from wearing either burqas or headscarves has found unexpected support amongst a section of Islamic scholars who say rules should ... Read more...

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Minorities’ Protection Bill to be tabled in National Assembly


August 18th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 18(ANI): Pakistan's Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti has said that a bill aimed at addressing the concerns of the minorities would soon be tabled in the National Assembly.Bhatti said that ... Read more...

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