Islam: News

21 Nov 2023


'Kerala Story'? Influencer shares worrying post after marrying Muslim man

Athulya Ashokan alias Alia, an influencer from Kerala who converted to Islam and married a Muslim man named Risal Mansoor earlier this year, has posted a worrisome message on her Instagram Story.

19 Nov 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Why UP government has banned halal-certified products

The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday banned the production, storage, and distribution of all halal-certified food items with immediate effect.

17 Aug 2023

Music Industry

Frank Ocean's 'Bad Religion' triggers trouble for BTS's RM-BLACKPINK's Jisoo

On Wednesday, BTS's member RM shared a song on his Instagram Story.

31 Jul 2023


Onir calls out video of 'religious hatred'

Filmmaker Onir has been vocal when it comes to commenting on socio-political issues in the country. The director does not mince his words and is quite active on social media.

30 Jul 2023

Pakistan News

India's Anju converts to Islam, receives gifts from Pakistani businessman

A married woman from India named Anju, who recently traveled to Pakistan to meet her Facebook lover Nasrullah, has reportedly gotten married to the latter and left her Indian husband in Rajasthan's Alwar.

28 Jun 2023


Sweden: Police approves Quran-burning protest outside mosque

The police in Sweden has given the go-ahead to a Quran-burning protest outside a mosque in Stockholm on Wednesday, reported Reuters.

29 May 2023

Zaira Wasim

Zaira Wasim defends a woman eating with her niqab on

Zaira Wasim was one of the most promising child actors who donned some great roles on celluloid. However, the actor chose to quit the film industry citing religious reasons. Ever since then, she has been active on Twitter.

16 May 2023

Aishwarya Rajesh

Aishwarya Rajesh gets security amid 'Farhana' controversy; makers release statement

Actor Aishwarya Rajesh is a well-known face in the Tamil cinema fraternity. Her recent release Farhana has caused quite a stir after several Islamic organizations termed the film "anti-Islamic."

20 Mar 2023


Ramzan 2023: Dates, significance, and rules of fasting

Ramzan, or Ramadan, is celebrated with a lot of pomp and grandeur all over the world.

09 Mar 2023


Actor Shukkur, wife Sheena remarry to financially secure daughters' future 

Actor-lawyer Shukkur Vakkeel and his wife of 29 years, Sheena, remarried under the Special Marriage Act (SMA) in Kerala on Wednesday, reported Hindustan Times.

11 Feb 2023


'India mine too': JUH chief Madani flags Islamophobia, hate speech 

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) President Maulana Mahmood Madani flagged the alleged rise of Islamophobia, religious prejudice, and hate speech against minorities in India on Friday, ANI reported.

26 Nov 2022


FIFA World Cup: Kerala muslim body calls worshipping footballers 'un-Islamic'

A Muslim body on Friday came out against football-crazy fans in Kerala, who have installed massive cut-outs of star footballers in support of the teams taking part in the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

13 Nov 2022


This Islamic institute in Kerala is teaching its students Sanskrit

An Islamic institution in Kerala is sending positive signs of communal and religious harmony by teaching Sanskrit to its students.

31 Jul 2022

Saudi Arabia

Meet the women DJs making Saudis groove to their beats

Women DJs, a once unthinkable phenomenon in Saudi Arabia, are taking the country by storm.

29 Jun 2022

Narendra Modi

Udaipur murder: Won't allow 'Talibanization mindset,' says Ajmer Dargah chief

Ajmer Dargah Deewan Zainul Abedin Ali Khan has condemned the killing of a tailor in Udaipur and declared that Muslims in India will never allow the Talibanization of the nation.

17 Sep 2021


PM Modi calls for SCO template to fight radicalization, extremism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday pitched for developing a common template by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to fight radicalization, saying it is a challenge to peace, security, and trust deficit in the region as reflected by recent developments in Afghanistan.

19 Aug 2021

al Qaeda

Suspected extremists kill 47 in northern Burkina Faso

Suspected Islamic extremists ambushed a convoy in northern Burkina Faso on Wednesday, killing at least 30 civilians along with 17 soldiers and volunteer defense fighters, the government said.

01 Jul 2021


Complaint against Singapore doctor for posting anti-Islam comments

A police report has been filed against a doctor in Singapore for allegedly making comments against Islam and Muslims on social media.

18 Mar 2021


Rajasthan State Textbook Board, publishing house booked over anti-Islam content

The Rajasthan State Textbook Board and the owner of a publishing house have been booked for hurting religious sentiments over a reference to Islamist terrorism in a political science textbook, police said on Thursday.

18 Nov 2020

Donald Trump

Why some Muslims voted for Trump, despite his anti-Islam rhetoric

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump has faced a lot of criticism as an anti-Muslim figure.

12 Nov 2020


Diwali 2020: Five countries that love celebrating Diwali

The much-awaited festival of lights, Diwali is just around the corner.

29 Aug 2020


Sweden: Riots in Malmo after far-right activists burn Quran

Violent protests broke out in the Swedish town of Malmo late Friday after a Quran-burning incident earlier in the day.

20 Jan 2020


Hindus threaten to leave Pakistan after another forced conversion

The alleged abduction and forced conversion of yet another Hindu girl to Islam has raised tensions in Pakistan's Sindh province. Demanding security, Hindus staged a demonstration in Jacobabad.

18 Oct 2019


Diwali 2019: Five countries that love celebrating Diwali

The much-awaited festival of lights, Diwali is just around the corner.

17 Oct 2019

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: 35 dead, 4 injured in bus accident

At least 35 foreign nationals were killed and four others got injured after a bus collided with another heavy vehicle near the Islamic holy city of Medina, the state media said on Thursday.

03 Sep 2019

Pakistan News

Amid forced conversions, Pakistan PM promises to help Sikh pilgrims

After reports of forced conversions of women from minority religious groups in Pakistan surfaced, PM Imran Khan announced yesterday that his government would facilitate pilgrimage to Kartarpur and Nankana Sahib Gurdwaras for the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

16 Aug 2019


Malaysia: Zakir Naik banned from addressing event over 'racist remarks'

The Malaysian police on Friday banned controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik from addressing a religious event in the country's Perlis state over the racially sensitive remarks he made on August 8.

30 Jul 2019


#TripleTalaqBill: Rajya Sabha passes Bill to ban instant 'Triple Talaq'

The Rajya Sabha has passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, which is popularly referred to as the Triple Talaq Bill, on Tuesday.

29 Jun 2019

Sexual Harassment

US: Islamic teacher sent porn videos to 15-year-old student; arrested

An Islamic teacher in Virginia, who engaged in sexual video conversations with a 15-year-old student, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was convicted at a trial in Alexandria federal court earlier this year.

#SabarimalaEffect: Muslim couple moves SC seeking women's entry into mosques

Seeking the Supreme Court's directive to allow women to enter mosques and offer prayers, a Muslim couple has moved the top court. The case has been listed for hearing on Tuesday.

12 Apr 2019

Pakistan News

Islamabad-Court returns Hindu-girls to husbands saying they weren't converted forcibly

The Islamabad High Court on Thursday said that Hindu sisters Raveena and Reena didn't embrace Islam under duress while allowing them to live with their husbands.

24 Mar 2019


Swaraj seeks report into kidnapping of Hindu girls in Pakistan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought details from the Indian envoy in Pakistan into the reported abduction of two Hindu teenaged girls and their forcible conversion to Islam on the eve of Holi in Sindh province.

China unveils five year plan to align Islam with socialism

China has come up with an outline for a five year plan that aims to sinicize Muslims living in the country by 2022.

16 Nov 2018


Zayn Malik says he has stopped identifying as a Muslim

Pop star Zayn Malik has revealed that he no longer considers himself a Muslim because he doesn't "believe any of it".

14 Sep 2018

West Bengal

Suspecting minor stole Rs. 200, Bengal man brutally tortures him

In yet another incident that is sure to hang humanity's head in shame, a minor was brutally tortured by a man in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Wednesday for allegedly stealing Rs. 200.

06 Sep 2018


Malaysian PM Mahathir denounces caning of women for lesbian sex

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad today denounced the caning of two women convicted of having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws after the punishment sparked a storm of criticism.

Quashing FIR against 'winking-sensation' Priya Varrier, SC questions petitioner's joblessness

"Somebody in a film sings a song and you have no other job but to file a case," were CJI Dipak Misra's stern words as a Supreme Court bench quashed FIR against actress Priya Prakash Varrier on Friday.

21 Aug 2018


Bakrid 2018: All about date, significance, celebrations, and more

Bakra Eid, also traditionally called Eid-al-Adha, is one of the two Eid festivals, observed by followers of Islam, around the world.

20 Aug 2018


Here's all you need to know about the Hajj pilgrimage

More than 2 million Muslims from around the world, including India, yesterday began the annual Hajj pilgrimage at first light in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca that Islam's faithful face five times each day during their prayers.

13 Aug 2018


UP Shia Waqf Board asks madrassas to celebrate Independence Day

Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board has asked all madrassas functioning from its properties to celebrate the Independence Day by chanting 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' after the hoisting of the national flag.

01 Aug 2018


Seize properties of those who issued fatwa to triple-talaq-victim: UPMC

Uttar Pradesh Minority Commission (UPMC) Chairman Tanveer Haidar Usmani yesterday asked the Bareilly District Magistrate and SSP to seize properties of people who issued "fatwa" against triple talaq victim, Nida Khan, if they are not arrested.

09 Jul 2018


UP: Married for ten-years, woman alleges forceful conversion to Islam

A 27-year-old woman has alleged she was forced to convert to Islam by her husband and approached Uttar Pradesh police following which the Meerut-based man has been booked.

UP: Woman given 'triple-talaq' by husband for serving burnt roti

A woman has complained to the police that she was given triple talaq and forced to leave her husband's house because the roti she had prepared got burnt.

12 Jun 2018


Bangladesh: Prominent outspoken writer, publisher Shahzahan Bachchu shot dead

A prominent Bangladeshi writer and publisher, Shahzahan Bachchu, has been shot dead by unidentified attackers in central Bangladesh.

20 May 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi says Prophet Muhammad's teachings can take world forward

On his first visit to Srinagar after the Centre announced ceasefire during the holy month of Ramzan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged youth of the valley to remember teachings of Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam.

17 May 2018


Man kills wife as she wanted to visit her parents

A 45-year-old woman was allegedly axed to death by her husband while she was asleep in her room along with her two daughters in Kherkheda village in Rajasthan's Jhalawar district.

19 Apr 2018

Pakistan News

Indian Sikh woman accepts Islam after marrying Muslim in Pakistan

An Indian Sikh woman, who went to Pakistan to attend the Baisakhi festival, has sought an extension of her visa after marrying a man in Lahore and embracing Islam, said media reports.

Muslim groups plan protest rally to save religion, country

Imarat Shariah (House of Shariah), which is headquartered in Patna, and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), will hold a protest rally in Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Sunday.

09 Apr 2018

Queen Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II, Church of England head, descended from Prophet Muhammad?

A report in a Moroccan newspaper claims to verify an old theory: that Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, the world's longest living monarch, is a direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam.