A decree regards animal sacrifice by Ahmadiyas on Eid un-Islamic

A decree regards animal sacrifice by Ahmadiyas on Eid un-Islamic

In its October 9, 2013 Hamara Samaj informed that Deoband Media Centre’s Chief Anwar Qasmi Darul Uloom, after visiting several parts of Bihar, issued a decree which said that if any Ahmadiya offers animal sacrifice, it would be regarded un-Islamic. The decree also said that since it is a sin […]

This day in history: July 7

This day in history: July 7

1456 – A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death. 1807 – Napoleonic Wars: the Peace of Tilsit between France, Prussia and Russia ends the War of the Fourth Coalition. 1863 – United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300. 1911 – […]

Afghan Islamists protest ‘un-Islamic’ women’s rights decree

Afghan Islamists protest ‘un-Islamic’ women's rights decree

Hard-line Islamist students protested on Wednesday in the Afghan capital demanding the repeal of a presidential decree for women’s rights that they say is un-Islamic. It was the latest sign of a backlash against the legal protections passed in the 12 years since the toppling of the Taliban regime known […]

Pakistan: 30 soldiers killed in offensive against Taliban

Pakistan: 30 soldiers killed in offensive against Taliban

Four days of fierce fighting in northwestern Pakistan left 30 soldiers and nearly 100 militants dead as the Army attempted to wrestle control of a remote, mountainous valley from the Taliban and their allies, military officials said. The Army launched its offensive in the Tirah Valley on Friday after weeks […]

Saudi Arabia issues ‘paralysis’ sentence to man under Sharia

Saudi Arabia issues ‘paralysis’ sentence to man under Sharia

The US has condemned a reported Saudi court ruling sentencing a man to be paralysed for an attack which left another man paralysed as “incredibly disturbing”. “If these reports are true, they would be incredibly disturbing,” the State Department said in an email statement on Friday in response to a […]

Now, Pakistani militants enforce ban on mobile videos, music

Now, Pakistani militants enforce ban on mobile videos, music

Traders in the restive Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan have stopped selling mobile memory cards loaded with music videos and songs after receiving threats from militants, who have described such forms of entertainment as “un-Islamic”. The management of two markets have closed shops frequented by people wanting to load songs […]

Saudi Arabia: Two Indian liquor dealers get the whip for alcohol peddling

Saudi Arabia: Two Indian liquor dealers get the whip for alcohol peddling

In a kingdom known for its strict law against alcohol peddling and consumption, two Indian nationals have been sentenced to one year in prison each and flogging for illegally manufacturing and selling liquor in Saudi Arabia. A court in Saudi Arabia also ordered the two Indian nationals, who apparently confessed to the illegal […]

Pak Taliban vows to implement ‘Sharia’ in India, wage war in Kashmir

Pak Taliban vows to implement ‘Sharia’ in India, wage war in Kashmir

A top Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan leader (TTP) Wali Ur Rehman in a rare video appearance has pledged to send fighters in Kashmir and wage a struggle for implementation of Sharia rule in India. Wali Ur Rehman, against whom the US has announced a $5 million reward for his involvement in the […]

Taliban wants Sharia in Pakistan, war with India

Taliban wants Sharia in Pakistan, war with India

The Pakistani Taliban has made a conditional ceasefire offer to the Pakistan Government which calls for an end to Pakistan’s participation in the Afghan war, the imposition of Sharia law in the country, and to avenge the embarrassing defeat of Pakistan in the 1971 War, a GEO News report said. […]

Bangladesh erupts in protest, demands ban on Islamic parties

Bangladesh erupts in protest, demands ban on Islamic parties

A general strike to demand the ban Islamic political parties, in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, to shut down schools and stores and disrupted traffic in the capital on Tuesday. A coalition of five leftist parties was enforcing the dawn-to-dusk nationwide strike, a common tactic in Bangladesh to highlight demands. More than two dozen […]