Sharia

Muslim women will not tolerate interference in Sharia: AIMPLB members

Asma Zehra, one of the members of the apex body of Indian Muslims, said Sharia is oxygen for Muslim men and women.
 

Oct 20, 2016, 00:45 AM IST
Respond in four weeks on triple talaq issue, SC tells Centre

Respond in four weeks on triple talaq issue, SC tells Centre

The Supreme Court on Monday gave the Centre four weeks' time to file its response on the right of Muslim women in matrimonial matters relating to divorce and maintenance, including triple talaq.

Sep 05, 2016, 12:40 PM IST
After temples, Trupti Desai to fight for women's entry in Mumbai's Haji Ali dargah on April 28

After temples, Trupti Desai to fight for women's entry in Mumbai's Haji Ali dargah on April 28

The Bombay High Court is hearing a petition challenging the Haji Ali Trust's decision to ban the entry of women into the sanctum of the shrine.

Apr 22, 2016, 12:22 PM IST

Soon, `kinder, gentler` religious police in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has stripped its frequently criticised religious police of their powers to arrest, urging them to act "kindly and gently" in enforcing Islamic rules.

Apr 13, 2016, 18:16 PM IST

Hafiz Saeed's JuD running 'Sharia Court' in Lahore

On the lines of the Taliban, Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) has set up a 'Sharia Court' here to hand out "easy and swift justice", the first such parallel judicial system in Pakistan's Punjab Province.

Apr 07, 2016, 15:53 PM IST

Muslim women deprived of rights enshrined in Islam: Kerala HC judge

Justice B Kemal Pasha of the Kerala High Court sparked a controversy last week when he said Muslim women were being deprived of the rights enshrined in Islam.

Mar 10, 2016, 12:35 PM IST
Shocking ISIS video: English-speaking 10-year-old boy beheads hostage, warns America

Shocking ISIS video: English-speaking 10-year-old boy beheads hostage, warns America

In the latest propaganda video by Islamic State , a 10-year-old boy is seen beheading a hostage with a big knife. In the video, the English speaking boy is seen warning US against arming its enemies. 

Feb 05, 2016, 10:00 AM IST
Can a Muslim man remarry without consent of first wife?

Can a Muslim man remarry without consent of first wife?

Does the Indian Penal Code (IPC) hold precedence over Muslim personal laws? Are Muslim men allowed to remarry without obtaining the consent of their first wife? Will this amount to bigamy under the IPC?

Sep 11, 2015, 13:18 PM IST
Darul Uloom Deoband fatwa says shaving, trimming beard is un-Islamic

Darul Uloom Deoband fatwa says shaving, trimming beard is un-Islamic

India`s leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom has issued a fatwa saying, shaving or trimming beard is against the Shariat and thus it is un-Islamic.

Aug 07, 2015, 11:37 AM IST

Saudi beheads murderer in 110th execution since January

 Saudi Arabia on Monday beheaded one of its citizens convicted of murder, adding to a sharp increase in executions this year.

Aug 03, 2015, 18:49 PM IST

Iran bans magazine for encouraging cohabitation over wedlock: Report

  Iran`s hardline judiciary has banned a magazine for encouraging cohabitation, known as "white marriage" in the Islamic Republic where sex outside wedlock is a crime, the Shargh newspaper reported on Monday.

Apr 27, 2015, 16:35 PM IST

Hafiz Saeed launches 'new movement' for implementing Sharia in Pakistan

Outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed today launched a 'new movement' for creating unity in Pakistan and implementing Sharia laws in the troubled country.

Mar 23, 2015, 16:28 PM IST

Strict sharia forces gays into hiding in Indonesia's Aceh

Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh started burning piles of documents outside their headquarters in late October, worried that the sharia police would raid them at any moment.

Dec 28, 2014, 10:07 AM IST

Saudi Arabia's top clerics speak out against militancy

 Saudi Arabia`s top clerical council, the only body in the country authorised to issue fatwas or Islamic legal opinions, declared on Wednesday that "terrorism is a heinous crime" under Sharia, and perpetrators should be made an example of.

Sep 17, 2014, 16:53 PM IST

SC has not stopped continuance of Shariat courts, says Darul Uloom Deoband lawyer

The counsel of the Darul Uloom Deoband, Shakeel Ahmed Syed, on Monday said that the Supreme Court not only allowed the continuance of Shariat courts, but also disposed off the writ petition filed to stop parallel courts from functioning.

Jul 07, 2014, 15:41 PM IST

Shariat courts have no legal sanction, fatwas not binding on anyone: SC

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Monday declared that no legal status has been granted to the Shariat Courts and religious decrees or fatwas are illegal if they tread on the rights of an individual.

Jul 07, 2014, 09:12 AM IST

Pak Taliban chief asks govt to surrender to `Allah`s writ`

The head of the Pakistani Taliban on Monday asked the government and military to surrender to "Allah`s writ" and vowed to continue fighting until Islamic law was enforced in the country, as the group faces bloody infighting that hampered the peace talks.

May 19, 2014, 23:54 PM IST

Brunei sultan hits back at rare criticism over sharia

Brunei`s all-powerful sultan, stung by rare criticism, has ordered social media users to stop attacking his plans to introduce harsh Islamic criminal punishments in the placid oil-rich kingdom.

Feb 26, 2014, 18:05 PM IST

Pak Taliban negotiators meet militants leaders on peace talks

Two negotiators representing the Pakistani Taliban in the peace talks with the government have met the militant leadership in the lawless North Waziristan Agency and briefed them about the first round of talks.

Feb 09, 2014, 14:18 PM IST

Lal Masjid cleric likely to stay on in Taliban peace panel

Cleric of Islamabad`s Lal Masjid and member of the Pakistani Taliban-nominated peace talks committee, Maulana Abdul Aziz is expected to continue his role in the peace process after he threatened to walk out Friday if he was not assured that Sharia or Islamic law will be enforced in Pakistan, media reported Saturday.

Feb 08, 2014, 13:46 PM IST