islamic studies

Non-Muslim women in Pakistan face harassment (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) Two-thirds of non-Muslim Pakistani women were sexually harassed and 43 percent suffered religious discrimination at workplaces, a study said.Around 27 percent of Hindu and Christian women ... Read more...

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Minority women in Pakistan face harassment: Study


March 16th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) Around 74 percent of Pakistani women from minority communities -- Christians and Hindus -- were sexually harassed, while 43 percent faced religious discrimination at workplaces in ... Read more...

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Actor Kader Khan designing courses for Arabic, Urdu speakers (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


March 8th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) For over 40 years we have known Kader Khan for his humour and dialogues. But now this Kabul-born Bollywood actor is immersed in academics. He has ... Read more...

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Guess who’s designing Islamic language courses? Kader Khan


March 8th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) For over 40 years we have known Kader Khan for his humour and dialogues. But now this septuagenarian is too busy with academics - the Kabul-born ... Read more...

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Iran’s Al-Mustafa varsity plans branch in Hyderabad


March 1st, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Iran's Al-Mustafa International University proposes to set up its branch here and has sought allotment of land for the purpose.Iranian consul general in Hyderabad Mahmoud Safari ... 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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Central Asian gas for India: pipe dream or reality?


January 19th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Will India's attempt to obtain natural gas from Turkmenistan to augment its energy security requirements fructify? Political stability in transit countries were key to the ... Read more...

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Rahul meets Muslim law board chief


December 11th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi called on All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) chief Maulana Rabe Nadwi here Sunday, further indicating the party's intent ... Read more...

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Bangladesh a key partner: Germany


November 28th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 28 (IANS) Bangladesh was a key partner for Germany in "tackling global challenges", German President Christian Wulff said Monday after arriving in Dhaka for a three-day official ... Read more...

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Pakistani schools portray Hindus, minorities negatively: US study


November 10th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) Pakistan's public schools and madrassas negatively portray the country's religious minorities and reinforce biases which fuel acts of discrimination, and possibly violence, against these communities, according ... Read more...

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U.S. to aid Indonesia’s education with $165 million


May 13th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by BNO News
AMBON, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The government of the United States is planning to aid Indonesia's education program with a $165 million to fund several programs, officials said Friday.U.S. Consul General for ... Read more...

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Osama’s death will ease tension, suspicion against Muslims in US: Experts


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, May 3 (ANI): The death of most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden will ease tense relations and suspicions Muslim Americans have faced since 9/11 attacks, according to experts.The Saudi-born terrorist, ... Read more...

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Maulana Azad varsity to open satellite campus in Srinagar


December 13th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) The Maulana Azad National Urdu University will open its satellite campus in Srinagar and start two women's polytechnic colleges in Jammu and Kashmir, a top official said here ... Read more...

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Indian court frees Nepal’s 26/11 suspect


December 7th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 7 (IANS) A young Muslim from Nepal, who had been held in an Indian prison for eight months on suspicion of being involved in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, has ... Read more...

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Russia needs university to teach about Islam: official


December 7th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia should open a secular university to train teachers and experts on Islam, a top official has said.Alexander Khloponin, Kremlin's envoy to the North Caucasus region, Monday ... Read more...

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Woman should remove burqa, Australian court told


August 5th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) A lawyer in an Australian court has argued that a Muslim woman should remove her burqa while giving evidence, just as she would have to while appearing in ... Read more...

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World must focus more on Pak militarily to quell terror in Afghanistan: Expert


July 14th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 14 (ANI): With the coalition forces led by the US finding it hard to quell the Taliban led insurgency in Afghanistan even after nine years of the commencement of ... Read more...

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‘Pornistan’ Pakistan is world leader in online sex searches


July 14th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): They may call it the 'Land of the Pure,' but Pakistan ranks as the top country to proportionally search for certain sex-related terms on the web.The country that ... Read more...

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Think Tank proposes plan to teach Oz students about Islam


July 11th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, July 11 (ANI): Think Tank has called Australia a racist country and proposed that every Australian school student would be taught positive things about Islam and Muslims.According to the Courier ... Read more...

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Jamia students to attend Summer School in Germany


June 24th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Three students of the Jamia Millia University have been selected to attend a Summer School on 'Muslims in the West' to be held in Germany in August. They ... Read more...

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‘Soulless consumerism’, Galileo cause for most of the world’s ills: Prince Charles


June 10th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): The Prince of Wales, Charles has blamed soulless consumerism and scientists like Galileo for the world's environmental problems."This imbalance, where mechanistic thinking is so predominant, goes back at ... Read more...

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Charles blames consumerism and Galileo for environment problems


June 10th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 10 (IANS) Prince Charles has blamed "de-souled" consumerism for the world's population and environmental problems and apportioned part of the blame to 17th century astronomer Galileo.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Homegrown terrorism, a result of a combination of factors: Ex-Pak envoy


June 5th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Pakistan's former envoy to Great Britain and current Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University's School of International Service, Akbar Ahmed, has expressed the view that ... Read more...

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Mullahs frown at Sania-Shoaib pre-marriage ‘proximity’


April 9th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza's "physical proximity" with her fiance Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik has come in for strong disapproval from the Islamic clergy. The Lucknow-based Darul-Uloom Nadwatul-Ulama and ... Read more...

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Muslim law board to oppose any anti-Shariat law


March 20th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) In a major development, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) resolved Friday evening to oppose any court verdict that goes against the tenets of the Islamic ... Read more...

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Iranian student to be executed for stone-throwing during demonstration


March 17th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Mar. 17 (ANI): The Iranian Government has decided to execute a 20-year-old Iranian student, who was arrested for throwing a stone during the pro-democracy mass protests against the country's alleged rigged ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia bans all things red in run-up to V-Day


February 12th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 12 (ANI): Saudi Arabia's religious police is up in arms this Valentine's Day and will be cracking down on stores selling red roses, heart-shaped products or red gift wraps.According ... Read more...

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Rare books on Islam, Buddhism a hit at South Asian stalls


February 3rd, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Shweta Srinivasan New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Works on Islam and Buddhism are a big hit at stalls put up by publishers from South Asian countries at the World Book Fair here. ... Read more...

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Court observation on Muslim women’s photos valid, says community


January 23rd, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court's observation that Muslim women will have to lift their veils to be photographed for the electoral rolls is valid, members of the community say. A ... Read more...

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AMU ties up with Indonesian institute


December 15th, 2009 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Dec 15 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indonesia's Darussalam Institute of Islamic Studies to jointly organise conferences and cultural programmes and exchange faculty ... Read more...

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Arrest of US terror suspects in Pak ‘wake up call for American Muslim community: CSM


December 11th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.11 (ANI): The arrest of five young American Muslims from Pakistan's Sargodha region for their alleged involvement in possible terror activities has puzzled the investigators, as none of the five men ... Read more...

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Bhagwan Das is head of Pakistan’s public service commission


November 26th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Retired Supreme Court judge Bhagwan Das, a highly respected name in the Pakistani judiciary and one of the very few Hindus to hold high office in this ... Read more...

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Meet the 10-yr-old who is CEO of two companies and a lecturer!


November 11th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 11 (ANI): A Malay boy, who is only 10 years old, has become the CEO of two companies and a lecturer who charges RM 6,000 per hour.According to Sin ... Read more...

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Jordan Islamic scholars ban hymen examinations


August 3rd, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Amman, Aug 3 (DPA) A top-level panel of Islamic scholars in Jordan has issued a judgement that bans the examination of a bride-to-be's virginity even if it is requested by her fiance, ... Read more...

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Head examiner suspended in Pak after bread found wrapped in exam answer sheets


July 5th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 5 (ANI): Following the bizarre incident of intermediate examination answer sheets being used as bread wrappers coming to light, the Balochistan Education Department has suspended the head examiner and examiner.The ... Read more...

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