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

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.

Communal and irresponsible: IPS Association slams Sudarshan News over #UPSCJihad

27 Aug 2020

Communal and irresponsible: IPS Association slams Sudarshan News over #UPSCJihad

The trailer of an upcoming news show to be aired on Sudarshan News TV has drawn criticism from the Indian Police Service (Central) Association.

Hindus threaten to leave Pakistan after another forced conversion

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.

Diwali 2019: Five countries that love celebrating Diwali

18 Oct 2019

Diwali 2019: Five countries that love celebrating Diwali

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

Saudi Arabia: 35 dead, 4 injured in bus accident

17 Oct 2019

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.

Seven top sports movies even non-sports lovers will enjoy watching

19 Sep 2019

Seven top sports movies even non-sports lovers will enjoy watching

Sports genre films are entertaining and inspiring at the same time, and don't show much gore.

Amid forced conversions, Pakistan PM promises to help Sikh pilgrims

03 Sep 2019

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.

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

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.

UP: Aligarh BJP minority leader's husband thrashed over membership drive

11 Aug 2019

UP: Aligarh BJP minority leader's husband thrashed over membership drive

The husband of a local BJP minority wing leader named Farheen Mohsin in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh was allegedly thrashed by some people who were angered by her participation in a membership drive of the party.

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

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.

Zaira Wasim's retirement: Pressure or choice?

01 Jul 2019

Zaira Wasim's retirement: Pressure or choice?

Bollywood actor Zaira Wasim announced her retirement from the field of acting on Sunday, citing religious reasons.

'Dangal' star quits acting: My relationship with religion was threatened

30 Jun 2019

'Dangal' star quits acting: My relationship with religion was threatened

On Sunday, National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim announced that she will no longer continue to work in the field of acting.

Deoband clerics issue fatwa against MP Nusrat Jahan over sindoor

29 Jun 2019

Deoband clerics issue fatwa against MP Nusrat Jahan over sindoor

Actor-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan Ruhi Jain, a newly-elected Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament (MP) who faced sharp criticism for her outfits in the Lok Sabha, seems to have offended Deoband clerics.

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

29 Jun 2019

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.

After BJP's win, UP Muslim woman named son 'Narendra Modi'

26 May 2019

After BJP's win, UP Muslim woman named son 'Narendra Modi'

After the Bharatiya Janata Party's landslide victory in the recently held 2019 Lok Sabha elections, a Muslim woman in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district has named her newborn son 'Narendra Damodardas Modi'.

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

15 Apr 2019

#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.

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

12 Apr 2019

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.

Two Pakistani Hindu minor girls abducted, forcefully converted for nikah

25 Mar 2019

Two Pakistani Hindu minor girls abducted, forcefully converted for nikah

A man suspected to have assisted in solemnizing the wedding of two Pakistani Hindu minor girls, who were reportedly abducted and forcefully converted to Islam, was arrested yesterday, as the teenagers approached a court in Pakistan's Punjab province seeking protection, stated a media report.

China unveils five year plan to align Islam with socialism

07 Jan 2019

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.

#TripleTalaqBill: Owaisi slams Modi government for 'shielding' MJ Akbar

27 Dec 2018

#TripleTalaqBill: Owaisi slams Modi government for 'shielding' MJ Akbar

Rejecting the Triple Talaq Bill moved by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi lambasted the Narendra Modi government and said the Centre was attacking religious minorities.

Zayn Malik says he has stopped identifying as a Muslim

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".

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

14 Sep 2018

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.

Jaipur: Woman accuses husband of rape, forced conversion; case registered

08 Sep 2018

Jaipur: Woman accuses husband of rape, forced conversion; case registered

Jaipur police registered a case on the basis of a complaint filed by a 24-year-old woman alleging her husband of rape and forced conversion.

Malaysian PM Mahathir denounces caning of women for lesbian sex

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

31 Aug 2018

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.

Eid Mubarak: 5 delightful dishes to prepare for the feast

22 Aug 2018

Eid Mubarak: 5 delightful dishes to prepare for the feast

The second, holier of the two biggest Muslim festivals- Eid-al-Adha (or Bakrid) is finally here.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

09 Jul 2018

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.

Bangladesh: Prominent outspoken writer, publisher Shahzahan Bachchu shot dead

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.

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

20 May 2018

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.

Muslim groups plan protest rally to save religion, country

14 Apr 2018

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.

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

09 Apr 2018

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.

Dipika Kakar is 'proud' of her conversion to Islam

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.

Jordan's King: Fight against terror isn't war on any religion

01 Mar 2018

Jordan's King: Fight against terror isn't war on any religion

Jordan's King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, who is on a three-day visit to India, spoke on the topic "Islamic heritage; Promoting Understanding and Moderation" at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi.

Ending female genital mutilation in India won't be easy

17 Feb 2018

Ending female genital mutilation in India won't be easy

Emboldened by the Supreme Court's triple talaq verdict, a movement called 'WeSpeakOut' wants the government to now ban female genital mutilation (FGM), popular among Dawoodi Bohras and Kerala's sunni Muslims.

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

11 Feb 2018

#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.

Now, Muslim grooms to take oath against triple talaq

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.

Kashmir shocker: Minor boy sexually assaulted by Madrassa teacher

04 Feb 2018

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.