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Mortar fire wounds 14 near major Shi`ite shrine in Iraq`s Samarra

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:44

At least 14 people were wounded by mortar fire near an important Shi`ite shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra, officials and security sources said on Tuesday, as the Shi`ite-led government fights a major Sunni insurgency.

Oslo imam attack case: Norwegian man of Pakistani origin arrested

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 21:39

A Norwegian man of Pakistani origin was arrested on Monday over the attempted murder of the imam of Oslo`s main mosque two weeks ago, police said.

Oslo imam seriously wounded in axe attack

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:55

The imam of Oslo`s main mosque was recuperating in hospital on Tuesday after a masked assailant repeatedly hacked him with a small axe in the centre of the Norwegian capital, a report said.

Shah Imam Bukhari is communal not secular: Digvijay Singh

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 13:06

In a statement that could potentially turn controversial, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has said that he considers Shahi Imam of Delhi`s Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, a “communal person”.

Narendra Modi must keep in mind minorities: Syed Bukhari

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 12:20

The country may face a spell of ``communalism`` with the BJP set to form the next government at the centre, the Shahi Imam of Delhi, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, said on Friday.

US jury begins deliberating in trial of London imam Abu Hamza

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 00:35

The fate of London imam Abu Hamza al-Masri is in the hands of a New York jury, which began deliberating on Thursday on whether to convict him on terrorism-related charges.

Muslim cleric, others to move pincer against Modi in Varanasi

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 01:23

Muslim cleric Imam Mehadi Hasan Baba, who shot in fame after Narendra Modi had refused to don the skull cap offered by him in 2011, is among scores of others who will make a beeline for Varanasi to campaign against the BJP`s PM nominee.

South Africa allows imams to perform marriages

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 14:16

South Africa has accredited over 100 imams as marriage officers, allowing the Muslim clerics to officiate at fully recognised weddings for the first time.

Religious leaders` appeal will have no impact on Muslim voters: AMUTA

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 15:11

AMUTA has criticised the practise of religious leaders issuing appeals in support of political parties and said such calls will have no impact on the Muslim community voters.

Shahi Imam`s decision a patriotic one in right direction: Congress

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 22:35

Jammu and Kashmir minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir said Shahi Imam of Delhi`s Jama Masjid Syed Ahmad Bukhari`s decision to support his Congress party was "a patriotic one and in right direction at the right time".

Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawaad appeals not to vote for Congress

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 17:06

A few days after Shahi Imam of Delhi`s Jama Masjid openly endorsed the Congress, Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawaad on Monday appealed to his community not to vote for the grand old party.

BJP files complaint against Shahi Imam for openly endorsing Congress

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 14:43

Days after the Shahi Imam of Delhi`s Jama Masjid made an appeal to voters to support Congress, the BJP on Monday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against the Muslim cleric`s open endorsement of the ruling party.