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`UK prince refused to back Rushdie over Satanic Verses fatwa`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 20:37

Prince Charles had turned his back on India-born Salman Rushdie after a fatwa was issued against him for his controversial novel `The Satanic Verses` because he thought the book was offensive to Muslims, a British author has claimed.

Fatwa can`t be forced upon people: SC

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 20:33

Fatwa issued by Muslim clerics cannot be forced upon people and the state has to protect persons who are harassed for not following such dictates, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said while expressing reservation in interfering with Shariat courts.

`Mars One` vows to defy fatwa by sending people to space

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 19:24

A space exploration company is planning to send four people on a one-way trip to Mars to fight against the fatwa issued by Islamic authorities which mentions that the trip was akin to suicide.

Taliban issue fatwa to Pakistan`s media

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 19:51

The Pakistani Taliban have issued a fatwa against the media, declaring it a "party" to the conflict in the country, and drawn up a hit-list of journalists and publishers, a media report said on Thursday.

`Wives of disappeared Kashmiri men can remarry after four years`

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 22:17

In a significant development, a group of Islamic scholars ruled that "half-widows", or women whose husbands had disappeared during the over 20-year-long conflict in Jammu and Kashmir and whose whereabouts are since unknown, can re-marry after four years of waiting for their spouses.

Syria crisis: Clerics allow starving Syrians to eat cats, dogs

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 00:23

The religious clerics in the war-torn country’s capital, Damascus, have issued a ruling (fatwa) on the occasion of Eid al-Adha permitting the Syrians to eat cats, dogs and donkeys which is otherwise considered unfit for human consumption in Islam.

Al Jazeera America bans F-bomb words in newsroom

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 13:21

Al Jazeera America news chiefs have declared a fatwa against using the F-bomb in the newsroom .

Photography is unlawful and sin: Darul Uloom Deoband

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 14:13

India`s leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom has issued a fatwa, saying "photography is unlawful and a sin".

FSA fatwa forbids killing `lice growing in blessed beards`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 12:46

The Free Syrian Army has issued a fatwa prohibiting the killing of lice that appear in the beard of a Muslim due to lack of hygiene during jihad.

Syrian Islamists issue fatwa against croissants

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 12:15

A Sharia committee has announced an anti-croissant fatwa in the rebellious region of the Syrian city of Aleppo for being symbols of colonial oppression.

Pakistan polls: Fatwa issued against voting for Imran Khan

Last Updated: Sunday, May 05, 2013, 14:18

Fazl also reminded that Imran gave a fake decree with the reference of Maulana Saeed Ahmad Usmani, who had passed away in 2010.

Pak clerics issue `fatwa` to make voting compulsory

Last Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 22:31

Pakistani religious scholars on Thursday issued a `fatwa` that declared voting in the country`s upcoming general election was "compulsory under Islamic injunctions", a senior religious leader said.