Not clerics, only govt can declare 'jehad', 'fatwa': Pak minister

Not clerics, only govt can declare 'jehad', 'fatwa': Pak minister

Only the government has the right to declare 'jihad' and 'fatwa' and no one else can, Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said.

Oct 07, 2017, 09:24 AM IST
42 clerics in Assam issue fatwa against 16-year-old singer Nahid Afreen

42 clerics in Assam issue fatwa against 16-year-old singer Nahid Afreen

42 clerics in Assam have issued a fatwa against upcoming singer Nahid Afreen asking her to stop performing in public.

Mar 15, 2017, 10:17 AM IST

Iran's new parliament has more women than clerics

The outcome saw them outnumber their conservative rivals many hardliners lost seats for the first time since 2004 and capped a remarkable comeback for reformists after years of isolation.

May 01, 2016, 16:21 PM IST

Clerics gather in Egypt to counter extremist fatwas

Top Muslim clerics gathered in Egypt on Monday to address extremist religious edicts in the face of an unprecedented threat from Islamic State group jihadists who have declared a "caliphate".

Aug 17, 2015, 23:27 PM IST

Afghan clerics protest nomination of first woman to Supreme Court

Members of an influential Islamic panel in Afghanistan have protested against President Ashraf Ghani`s nomination of a woman to the Supreme Court, a milestone appointment in a country where the Taliban once banned women from most areas of public life.

Jun 18, 2015, 17:41 PM IST

Top Islamic body urges Muslims to `ignore` Charlie Hebdo

Leading Islamic authority Al-Azhar urged Muslims to "ignore" the publication of a new Prophet Mohamed cartoon by French magazine Charlie Hebdo Wednesday, saying his stature was too lofty to be harmed by cartoons.

Jan 14, 2015, 18:23 PM IST

IS violates Islamic teachings, kills innocents: Pak clerics

 A clerics' group in Pakistan today condemned the dreaded Islamic State (IS) militant group saying it violates the teachings of Islam and Muslims cannot support the killing of innocent people.

Oct 18, 2014, 00:24 AM IST

Pakistan clerics condemn Islamic State group

A leading group of Pakistani clerics on Friday condemned the Islamic State organisation, amid concerns the hardline jihadists could gain a foothold in the militant-plagued nuclear state.

Oct 17, 2014, 16:33 PM IST

Three clerics banned in Bahrain for spreading hate

Three clerics in Bahrain have been forbidden from preaching in mosques following allegations that they incited sectarian hate.

Aug 08, 2014, 15:26 PM IST

Iraq`s top cleric sends subtle message to Maliki: Step aside

Iraq`s most influential Shi`ite cleric urged political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside.

Jul 26, 2014, 07:00 AM IST

Muslim clerics attend conference on polio eradication in Pak

Influential Muslim clerics and scholars from across Pakistan and abroad attended a conference here aimed at bringing together the religious leaders and apprise them about the challenges of polio eradication, including mis-information spread in the name of religion.

Jun 17, 2014, 16:25 PM IST

Shrine destruction an worst conspiracy: Clerics

The Grand Mufti of J&K and his Deputy on claimed that the destruction of Dastgeer Sahib shrine was an "extremely worst conspiracy".

Jun 27, 2012, 18:45 PM IST

Pak clerics demand govt seize land of Ahmadi sect

A group of Pakistani clerics has
demanded that the federal government should take back land
given to the minority Ahmadi sect in Punjab province.

Sep 10, 2011, 20:29 PM IST

Campaign against turban bombs: Karzai to clerics

Two separate turban bombings last month killed the mayor of the southern city of Kandahar.

Aug 09, 2011, 20:53 PM IST

Radical Islamic clerics threaten Germany: Official

A security official is warning
that radical Islamic clerics pose a growing threat to Germany
and is calling for legal changes making it easier to deport
hate preachers.

Jun 22, 2011, 00:39 AM IST

Saudi Arabia detains Shi`ites as clerics ban protests

Saudi Arabis is trying to keep the wave of Arab unrest outside its borders.

Mar 07, 2011, 09:22 AM IST

Miss Pakistan World backs Veena Malik in row with clerics

Miss Pakistan World Annie Rupani Sunday came out in support of Pakistani actress Veena Malik who is under fire from the Muslim clergy in her country for getting too close with Indian actor Ashmit Patel during her participation in Bigg Boss-4 in India.

Jan 24, 2011, 13:16 PM IST

Clerics who motivated Taseer killer granted pre-arrest bail

The clerics were granted bail against surety bonds of Rs 200,000 each.

Jan 22, 2011, 15:52 PM IST

No arrest warrant against clerics who inspired Taseer killer

Qadri admitted he was motivated by
the speeches of two clerics & killed Guv.

Jan 18, 2011, 23:01 PM IST

Clerics receive threats for conducting Taseer funeral prayers

Three Pakistani clerics who
conducted the funeral and memorial prayers for slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer have received death threats, police Said Thursday.

Jan 13, 2011, 14:36 PM IST

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