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UK government to make Nikah without registration a crime, Imam likely to face action

UK government to make Nikah without registration a crime, Imam likely to face action

The UK government is planning to make changes in the Marriage Act to make any Nikah (marriage) a criminal offence if not registered with the concerned authorities. According to Pakistan-based Dawn News, any Imam who presides over a Nikah, which has not been registered, can face criminal proceedings.

Jun 03, 2018, 10:26 AM IST
Kerala: First Muslim woman imam leads Friday prayers, faces backlash

Kerala: First Muslim woman imam leads Friday prayers, faces backlash

Jamida, the 34-year-old state secretary of the Quran Sunnath Society, has become the first female imam in India`s history to lead the Juma prayers.

Jan 28, 2018, 08:39 AM IST
China bans dozens of Muslim baby names - From Islam to Quran to Medina, here is the list

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names - From Islam to Quran to Medina, here is the list

In a big development, China banned a dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang.

Apr 25, 2017, 19:26 PM IST
China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

Islam, Quran, Mecca, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj, and Medina are among dozens of baby names banned under ruling Chinese Communist Party's "Naming Rules For Ethnic Minorities".

Apr 25, 2017, 15:07 PM IST
Indian imam to be repatriated from Singapore over offensive remarks

Indian imam to be repatriated from Singapore over offensive remarks

The Imam had last week apologised in front of Christian, Sikh, Taoist, Buddhist and Hindu representatives, saying that he was "filled with great remorse".

Apr 06, 2017, 12:59 PM IST

Armed men kidnap Muslim cleric outside mosque in Libyan capital Tripoli

Armed men kidnapped a Muslim cleric outside a mosque in the Libyan capital Tripoli early on Thursday, according to local media reports.

Oct 06, 2016, 23:29 PM IST
Anwarul Haq, Imam of Jama Masjid in Bijnor, who issued fatwa against Kamlesh Tiwari, arrested on rape charges

Anwarul Haq, Imam of Jama Masjid in Bijnor, who issued fatwa against Kamlesh Tiwari, arrested on rape charges

Maulana Anwarul Haq, the head Imam of Jama Masjid in Bijnor, who offered Rs 51 lakh to behead Kamlesh Tiwari, has been arrested on charges of rape.

Sep 01, 2016, 13:43 PM IST
What a pervert! Bijnor imam caught on camera during rape – Watch shocking video

What a pervert! Bijnor imam caught on camera during rape – Watch shocking video

The video shows a half-naked priest in a room while some people beating him. 

Aug 27, 2016, 19:56 PM IST

Suspected New York imam killer charged with murder: Police

Oscar Morel, a 35-year-old Brooklyn man,was charged with two counts of murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

Aug 16, 2016, 10:06 AM IST
New York police question man in killing of Muslim cleric

New York police question man in killing of Muslim cleric

The man was detained on unrelated circumstances and has not been charged in the killings, a police spokesman said. 

Aug 16, 2016, 00:07 AM IST

Italy expels imam who named daughter Jihad

Italian authorities have deported on national security grounds a radical Moroccan cleric who called one of his daughters Jihad.

Jul 27, 2016, 20:52 PM IST
David Cameron apologises to imam for ISIS remark

David Cameron apologises to imam for ISIS remark

Cameron was criticised last month after he accused London's newly elected mayor Sadiq Khan of sharing a platform with Suliman Gani, claiming the ex-imam was a supporter of the Islamic State.

May 12, 2016, 18:45 PM IST

Hamid Ansari visits historic mosque in Brunei

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday paid a visit to the historic Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien mosque here in Brunei's capital.

Feb 02, 2016, 17:24 PM IST
Days after Paris attacks, France mulling shutting 100-160 mosques

Days after Paris attacks, France mulling shutting 100-160 mosques

Police have shut down three `radical` mosques since France declared a state of emergency after last month`s Paris attacks.

Dec 04, 2015, 11:25 AM IST

Bulgarian imam jailed for spreading Islamist propaganda

 A controversial Bulgarian imam was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday for propagating "anti-democratic ideals" and inciting hatred on religious grounds.

Jul 01, 2015, 20:04 PM IST

Clash breaks out over appointment of Imam in UP mosque

A clash on Tuesday broke out between members of two groups allegedly over appointment of an Imam of a mosque in Kutubkhana area here, police said.

May 26, 2015, 18:31 PM IST

Syria-born imam killing takes terror turn in UK; 2 arrested

Two persons, including a woman, have been arrested in the UK for allegedly killing a Syria-born imam, who was known as a prominent critic of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, escalating the probe into a terrorism inquiry.

Apr 17, 2015, 00:07 AM IST
Imam removed after 'Haider' role, sends legal notice to maker

Imam removed after 'Haider' role, sends legal notice to maker

An Imam, who appeared in a small role in Vishal Bhardwaj's Kashmir-set film 'Haider', has been sacked by the management committee of the mosque over a marriage scene.

Jan 29, 2015, 16:11 PM IST

Bulgarian imam, six others charged over support for IS group

Bulgarian prosecutors on Wednesday charged a controversial imam and six others with inciting jihad and accused the group of serving as a link for Westerners seeking to join Islamic State fighters.

Nov 26, 2014, 22:24 PM IST

Petition in High Court seeking removal of Bukhari as Imam

The Allahabad High Court has given three weeks time to a petitioner to file the history of New Delhi's Jama Masjid after he sought a direction for quashing the appointment of Syed Ahmed Bukhari as Imam of the mosque.

Nov 08, 2014, 01:13 AM IST

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