Koran

Egyptian artist hopes for record with 700-metre Koran

Egyptian artist hopes for record with 700-metre Koran

Saad Mohammed, who has hand-painted Islamic motifs on the walls and ceilings of his home in the town of Belqina, has reproduced the Muslim holy book on a paper scroll 700 metres long.
 

May 03, 2017, 21:23 PM IST

Indonesia Islamists urge ouster of Jakarta governor, plan more protests

Islamist groups have held two big rallies since November against the governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is on trial for insulting the Koran.

Feb 20, 2017, 13:28 PM IST

AAP targeting my family, alleges sacked Delhi minister

The Aam Aadmi Party rejected the allegations, saying Asim Ahmed Khan had teamed up with BJP to attack it.

Aug 03, 2016, 18:38 PM IST
Ramadan begins – Know more about the Islamic holy month

Ramadan begins – Know more about the Islamic holy month

Ramadan is the ninth and holiest month in the Islamic calendar, marked by Muslims as a month of piety, charity and thriftiness.

Jun 06, 2016, 19:25 PM IST
Nigeria: Boko Haram sends `proof of life` video of Chibok girls

Nigeria: Boko Haram sends `proof of life` video of Chibok girls

Two of the three mothers of the 219 schoolgirls still missing since the mass abduction on April 14, 2014 recognised their daughters on the video.

Apr 14, 2016, 10:39 AM IST

Ten injured in refugee home riot over `torn Quran`: German police

At least 10 people were injured in a riot at a refugee home in central Germany over a torn Koran, police said Thursday, in fresh tensions as the country prepared to host 800,000 asylum-seekers this year.

Aug 20, 2015, 21:18 PM IST

Pakistan arrests second cleric for 'blasphemy' mob attack

Pakistan police on Friday arrested a cleric accused of leading a mob trying to kill a Christian couple for allegedly committing blasphemy, a senior officer said.

Jul 04, 2015, 00:22 AM IST

Pakistan Police arrest cleric who led mob attacking Christians

The Pakistani Police said on Friday they had arrested a Muslim cleric accused of leading a mob trying to kill a Christian couple for allegedly desecrating the Koran.

Jul 03, 2015, 18:22 PM IST

Afghan clerics uneasy as civil rights movement gains momentum

 Powerful religious leaders in Afghanistan are growing uneasy about the challenge to their authority posed by rare civil rights protests in Kabul and widespread anger over the lynching of a young woman wrongly accused of burning a Koran.

May 11, 2015, 09:13 AM IST

Istanbul`s Hagia Sophia sees first Koran reading in 85 years

A Muslim cleric has for the first time in 85 years recited the Koran in the Hagia Sophia, the world famous landmark of Istanbul which is now a museum after serving as a church and a mosque, reports said Saturday.

Apr 11, 2015, 16:04 PM IST

Sales of books on Islam rocket after France attacks

Books on Islam are selling out in France after deadly extremist attacks in the capital raised uncomfortable questions about Europe`s fastest-growing religion.

Apr 04, 2015, 13:17 PM IST

'Islam's worst enemy' Boko Haram will be beaten: Niger president

Militant group Boko Haram is "the worst enemy of Islam" and will be defeated because West African Muslims reject its violent actions and harsh interpretation of the Koran, Niger`s President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Friday.

Apr 04, 2015, 06:51 AM IST

Afghan woman lynched over Koran-burning was innocent: Minister

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran was innocent, the interior minister said Monday.

Mar 23, 2015, 17:12 PM IST

Afghans bury woman beaten to death by mob

 Hundreds of people on Sunday attended the burial of an Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran.

Mar 22, 2015, 14:04 PM IST

Afghan police arrest nine after woman killed over `Koran burning`

Afghan police have arrested nine suspects after a mob beat a woman to death for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran and then set her body ablaze, officials said on Friday.

Mar 20, 2015, 23:21 PM IST

Mob lynches woman for burning Koran in Afghanistan

A woman in Afghanistan`s capital city of Kabul has been lynched by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran near a mosque, police said.

Mar 20, 2015, 17:45 PM IST

Afghan woman beaten to death for allegedly burning Koran

An Afghan woman was beaten to death and her body was set on fire by a mob in Kabul Thursday for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran, police officials said.

Mar 19, 2015, 23:00 PM IST

Saudi Arabian court orders beheading of man for tearing up Koran and hitting it with shoe

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a death penalty to a man who has been found guilty of tearing up the holy Koran and hitting it with a shoe, reports claimed on Tuesday.

Feb 25, 2015, 08:03 AM IST

Saudi court gives death penalty to man who renounced his Muslim faith

  An Islamic court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to death for renouncing his Muslim faith, the English-language daily Saudi Gazette reported on Tuesday.

Feb 24, 2015, 15:33 PM IST

Syria's Kurds celebrate after winning Kobani, but self-rule far off

Kurds are celebrating after flushing Islamic State militants out of the town of Kobani, but victory is not yet certain in their campaign to cement hard-won autonomy in northern Syria.

Feb 06, 2015, 14:27 PM IST