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Sharia and Fatwas: Supreme Court reinforces the Constitution of India

Sharia and Fatwas: Supreme Court reinforces the Constitution of India

The counsels for the Muslim organisations admitted that the Dar-ul-Qaza/Nizam-e-Qazas were simply informal justice delivery systems aimed at “amicable settlement of matrimonial disputes between…


Clicking picture of people offering namaz illegal, says Imam

In one of its March, 2014 issue, Roznama Rashtriya Sahara reported Imam of Nabi mosque, Al…


This day in history: July 7

1456 – A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death. 1807 –…


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…





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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 …

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 …

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,” …

Darul Uloom issues fatwa against girl’s photos

In its January 11, 2013 issue, Urdu daily Shahafat claimed that Darul Uloom issued a fatwa in which it ruled that giving pictures of girls to boy’s family for the purpose of marriage was wrong. According to the daily, Darul Uloom issued the …

Muslim leaders criticise Delhi HCs decision on polygamy

In its January 3, 2013 issue, Urdu daily Roznama Rashtriya Sahara said that the comment made by the Delhi High Court on polygamy among Muslims was uncalled for and that no one has the right to interfere into the matters of …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Bihar panchayat executes woman for ‘adultery’

Bibi Shahzadi of Bihar’s Asyani village (Purnia district) was sentenced to death by the Tiyarpada panchayat on Tuesday after being accused of adultery. 32-year-old Shahzadi was the mother of three children. The incident, according to police, …

Hundred lashes for unmarried couples in market place

Militant Islamists in the north of Mali gave three unmarried couples 100 lashes of the whip each on Thursday in the town of Timbuktu, witnesses told …








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