No dialogue with Pak possible at cost of Indians' safety: Muslim cleric

A prominent Muslim cleric on Sunday said India should not holds talks with Pakistan unless it stops cross border terrorism as no engagement with the neighbouring country "is possible at the cost of safety and security of our countrymen".

West partly to blame for Islamic State: Top Muslim cleric

The West has an interest in the "fragmentation" of the Islamic world and is partly to blame for the rise of Islamic State, one of the world`s top Muslim clerics told AFP in an interview on Tuesday.

Top Muslim cleric urges education reform to curb extremism

The head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious seat of learning, on Sunday called on for education reform in Muslim countries in an effort to contain the spread of religious extremism.

Hindus in Malaysia slam cleric's views on garlanding PM

Ethnic Indian Hindus in Malaysia have strongly criticised a Muslim cleric's suggestions that Prime Minister Najib Razak should not have donned a "Hindu" attire, nor should he have been garlanded at a "Hindu" ceremony, media reported Saturday.

India must destroy terror infrastructures on Pak soil: Muslim cleric

In the wake of the recent spurt in terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir, a prominent Muslim cleric on Sunday said India "should cross the border, target and destroy terrorist infrastructures that exist on Pakistani soil" to end killings of civilians and security forces personnel.

Boycott Chinese products, says prominent cleric in Eid sermon

People in India should boycott Chinese products to protest the border intrusion incidents and save the domestic cottage industries, prominent Muslim cleric Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali on Monday said.

Muslim cleric Mehadi Hasan slapped for calling Navratri a 'festival of demons'
Muslim cleric Mehadi Hasan slapped for calling Navratri a 'festival of demons'

A man here Wednesday slapped a Muslim cleric while he was being taken to a court after his arrest for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of a community by making objectionable comments about 'Navratri', police said.

Muslim clerics, scholars back Deoband stand on 'Love Jihad'

Leading Muslim clerics, scholars and intellectuals here have welcomed the official stand taken by Islamic seminary at Deoband on 'Love Jihad'.

Killings by China anti-terror cops raise concerns

When attackers from China's minority Uighurs killed 37 people in a July rampage in far western Xinjiang, police responded by gunning down at least 59 of them. When three Uighurs allegedly killed a top state-appointed Muslim cleric, police shot dead two of them.

China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas

Outside a mosque in China`s restive west, a government-appointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter`s question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don`t have beards.

Gunmen kill cleric, two soldiers in Libya`s Benghazi

Gunmen killed a moderate Muslim cleric and two soldiers in Libya`s second city Benghazi Thursday as violence showed no let-up in the cradle of the 2011 uprising.

Tipu Sultan was a model ruler, says Maulana Saud Alam Qasmi

A good ruler should be identified "not by the size of his chest" but by his capacity "to deliver" justice, service and love to all sections of the society, a Muslim cleric has said.

Muslim cleric, others to move pincer against Modi in Varanasi

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.

Muslim cleric Madani backs Narendra Modi on not wearing skull cap

Siding with Narendra Modi for not accepting skull cap, leading Muslim leader Mahmood Madani has said such an act amounts to "politics of symbolism".

POTA accused Maulana Abdul Qavi arrested

Muslim cleric Maulana Abdul Qavi, wanted for 10 years, was arrested for alleged anti-national activities and having links with terror groups Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad official sources said.

Muslim cleric wants Mamata Banerjee to support Congress

A Muslim cleric, considered close to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has said that the firebrand leader should support the Congress.

Nigerian Muslim cleric opposed to Boko Haram shot dead

A Nigerian Muslim cleric who openly criticised Islamist sect Boko Haram has been killed in Zaria, hundreds of miles from where the military is fighting insurgents, police said on Monday.

UAE summons Qatari ambassador over Muslim cleric`s comments

The United Arab Emirates summoned the Qatari ambassador over what it said were insults against the UAE made by a prominent cleric in a broadcast from Doha, state news agency WAM reported on Sunday.

Muslim cleric opposes Taslima Nasreen`s TV serial

A Muslim cleric Monday opposed the telecast of a Bengali TV serial based on Bangladesh author Taslima Nasreen`s script which he felt could hurt the sentiments of the community.

`UP CM unable to take tough stand against communal elements`

Controversial Muslim cleric Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan on Thursday accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav of being "unable to take tough decisions" while dealing with the communal flare up in the state.