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06 Mar 2018


Dipika Kakar is 'proud' of her conversion to Islam

Dipika Kakar has been hogging the limelight for the past few days, courtesy her marriage with Shoaib Ibrahim.

11 Feb 2018

Sexual Harassment

#MosqueMeToo: Even sacred places like Mecca aren't safe for women

For millions of Muslims, Mecca is the holiest place. An estimated 2mn head there annually for Hajj.

07 Feb 2018


Now, Muslim grooms to take oath against triple talaq

While getting married, Muslim men will now have to promise that they would never give their wives triple talaq.

04 Feb 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Kashmir shocker: Minor boy sexually assaulted by Madrassa teacher

In a shocking incident of sexual assault, a minor boy was allegedly sodomized by an Islamic teacher in a Madrassa in North Kashmir's Baramulla district.

29 Jan 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Muslim women shouldn't watch football, says new fatwa

Another fatwa has been issued from Uttar Pradesh's Deoband, trying "to discipline women and save them from turning immoral."

11 Jan 2018


Triple talaq Bill: Centre now considers the ordinance route

The instant triple talaq issue has placed government in a bind. They have had to consider legal perspective and religious sentiment to reach an appropriate policy response.

08 Jan 2018


Sonu Nigam faces heat in Dubai for making anti-Islam statements

After Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam's anti-Islamic tweets last year against the sound of 'Azaan', an appeal to boycott his upcoming live concerts in Dubai is being circulated on WhatsApp.

05 Jan 2018


New Deoband fatwa prohibits Muslim women from marrying bank employees

India's largest seminary, the Darul Uloom Deoband, has issued another bizarre fatwa, banning Muslim women from marrying into families whose members work in banks.

29 Dec 2017

Lok Sabha

Woman given triple-talaq for oversleeping, days before LS passed bill

The Lok Sabha passed the triple talaq bill on Thursday, making the Islamic practice of instant divorce a criminal offense.

28 Dec 2017


Lok Sabha passes bill making instant triple-talaq a criminal offense

Months after the Supreme Court banned "Triple Talaq", the Lok Sabha has passed a bill criminalizing the instant Islamic divorce.

26 Dec 2017

Mohammed Shami

Mohammad Kaif trolled again, this time for a Christmas post

Former Indian cricketer, Mohammad Kaif, has once again become the victim of social media hatred and this time it was for posting pictures of him celebrating Christmas with his family.

24 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

AIMPLB to request PM Modi to withhold triple talaq bill

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to request PM Modi to withhold and withdraw a proposed bill which seeks to criminalize instant triple talaq.

24 Dec 2017

Saudi Arabia

Haj reform: Single Muslim women's Haj applications rise to 1,244

Following the Centre's decision to allow Muslim women for the Haj pilgrimage without being accompanied by a male relative, as many as 1,244 women have applied for the pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia's Mecca.

21 Dec 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistani govt. to probe reports of forced conversion of Sikhs

An inquiry committee has been set up by the Pakistani government to investigate reports of Sikhs being forcibly converted to Islam in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) province.

20 Dec 2017


Government to Parliament: Muslims not consulted on triple talaq bill

The government informed Parliament that Muslim organizations were not consulted for the draft bill that criminalized instant triple talaq.

18 Dec 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Sikhs reportedly under pressure to convert

Sikhs in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtuwa are reportedly under pressure to convert.

15 Dec 2017


Cabinet clears Triple Talaq Bill, three-year jail for violators

The Cabinet has cleared the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, which makes triple talaq an offense.

06 Dec 2017


25 years after Babri Masjid, what has changed in Ayodhya?

For most Indians alive today, Ayodhya is a prime aspect of their religious identity, and the question of whether a temple or a mosque should be built there has remained one of vital importance.

06 Dec 2017

Donald Trump

In a first, US to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

President Donald Trump is reportedly soon going to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, making the US the first country to do so.

21 Nov 2017

Triple Talaq

Government appoints panel to explore triple talaq legislation

Three months after the SC put an end to the controversial Islamic practice of triple talaq, the government has set up a panel to bring a law to regulate it.

30 Oct 2017


Salman Khurshid 'thrown out' from Islam for worshipping Lord Ram

Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid has been 'ousted' from Islam by the Darul Uloom Deoband.

19 Oct 2017


Islamic body bans women from posting photos on social media

The Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa banning Muslim females from posting their photos and those of their families on WhatsApp and social media, calling it un-Islamic.

Triple talaq ban: Madrassas to teach "correct" way to divorce

After the Supreme Court's recent verdict banning triple talaq, Dargah-E-Ala Hazrat, a body that oversees Islamic schools, has said that it would teach boys the correct way to divorce.

Triple Talaq banned! What's Muslim Law Board up to now?

After the Supreme Court banned triple talaq, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) called for a working committee meeting on 10 September in Bhopal.

22 Aug 2017


Triple talaq ban: An end to a decades-long revolution

Thousands of activists and Muslim women erupted in joy as the SC banned triple talaq. A prominent face among them was Shayara Bano, who led the fight against the practice.

18 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

Trump responds to Barcelona attack by spreading widely debunked myth

Earlier this week, Trump touted himself as a person who likes to "know the facts" before making a statement.

13 Aug 2017

Yogi Adityanath

Singing national anthem un-Islamic, say UP clerics after Adityanath order

Muslim clerics have protested the UP government's notification on singing the national anthem in madrassas on I-Day.

03 Aug 2017


Haryana: Hindu students forced to convert to Islam, offer Namaz

Cases of forced conversions have become a common phenomenon these days; the recent case to join the brigade is this school in Haryana which is forcing its students to convert to Islam and offer Namaz.

31 Jul 2017


Fatwa against JD(U) minister for 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan

A top Muslim cleric issued a fatwa against a JD(U) minister for raising slogans of 'Jai Shri Ram'.

28 May 2017

Saudi Arabia

Tillerson declines to host Ramzan celebration at State Department

According to US officials, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has broken the tradition by declining a request to host an event to mark the Islamic holy month of Ramzan.

21 May 2017

Pakistan News

A new terror outfit being planned in Pakistan

Intel sources seem to believe that a new terrorist organization is being incubated in Pakistan that will focus on ex-Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa's ideology.

12 May 2017


Zakir Naik's religious conversion factory

Republic TV has exposed how the controversial televangelist Zakir Naik converts poor Hindus, Christians, and Sikhs to Wahabi Islam.

11 May 2017


Assassinations to the Azaan row: Understanding fatwas

Fatwas have been at the centre of eye-catching news stories in recent times, especially in the wake of the Sonu Nigam Azaan controversy. They make for interesting reading material both due to reflection of radicalism in some and the sheer absurdity in certain others.

07 May 2017


Chibok abduction: Boko Haram exchanges 82 girls for its prisoners

The Nigerian government announced that Islamist militant group Boko Haram freed 82 girls kidnapped in 2014 following a lengthy negotiation process.

28 Apr 2017


Germany bans full-face veils at work for civil servants, soldiers

Germany's Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, will soon draft a law to ban full-face veils or hijabs at work for civil servants, soldiers and judges.

21 Dec 2016


Indonesia's postponed trial for blasphemy begins

Jakarta's governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, cried in court on the first day of his blasphemy trial.

Muslims can't grow beards in IAF

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a Muslim cannot grow a beard after joining the Indian Air Force.

14 Dec 2016


Jakarta Governor Purnama denies allegations during blasphemy trial

Jakarta's Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama alias Ahok cried denying allegations he insulted Islam, on the first day of the blasphemy trial.

13 Dec 2016


Bangladeshi Hindus protest outside White House

Bangladeshi Hindus, led by the Hindu Buddhist Christians Unity Council organized a peaceful protest outside the White House asking the US to intervene and stop the persecution of religious minorities in Bangladesh.