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Mosques can't be handed over just because clerics say so: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi

Mosques can't be handed over just because clerics say so: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi

"Masjids cannot be given just bcos 1 Maulana says so, Allah is the owner not a Maulana once a Masjid always a Masjid," Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted.

 

Aug 14, 2017, 12:42 PM IST

Cleric arrested for raping, blackmailing woman with obscene clips in Muzaffarnagar

A cleric has been arrested in Chawla village here on charges of raping a woman and blackmailing her with a video of the act, police said on Sunday.

Mar 26, 2017, 13:42 PM IST

Pakistan cleric given death penalty by anti-terrorism court for burning Christian couple

A cleric was among five persons who were today handed down death penalty by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan for burning alive a Christian couple after accusing them of committing blasphemy here in 2014.

Nov 23, 2016, 23:12 PM IST

Ties will be hit if cleric is not extradited, Turkey warns US

The Turkish-US relations could be affected if Washington does not extradite cleric Fethullah Gulen whom Ankara accuses of being behind the July 15 coup attempt, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.

Jul 25, 2016, 18:22 PM IST

Pakistanis hit back as clerics say men can 'beat' wives

Pakistani media and activists poured scorn on Friday on a suggestion from an Islamic religious body that men should be allowed to "lightly beat" their wives, made in their draft of a women's protection bill.

May 27, 2016, 22:19 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

Shia Cleric Kalbe Jawad locks Imambara gates, says historic building not for tourists

Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad has demanded that the 200-year-old Imambaras in Lucknow be banned for tourists.

Jun 08, 2015, 19:18 PM IST

Shia Cleric Kalbe Jawad locks Imambara gates, says historic building not for tourists- Part II

Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad has demanded that the 200-year-old Imambaras in Lucknow be banned for tourists.

Jun 08, 2015, 19:17 PM IST

Muslim cleric found dead in UP mosque

A Muslim cleric was on Friday found dead in his room in Baraut area of the district here, police said.

Mar 13, 2015, 15:14 PM IST

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.

Feb 07, 2015, 23:13 PM IST

Clerics denounce burning alive of pilot as un-Islamic

Muslim clerics widely condemned the burning to death of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State, saying such a form of killing was considered despicable by Islam, no matter the context.

Feb 04, 2015, 17:11 PM IST

Saudi cleric`s wife shows face on TV, sparking uproar

A Saudi cleric has sparked uproar by appearing on television along with his wife -- whose face was uncovered in an open challenge to strict tradition in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom.

Dec 16, 2014, 15:01 PM IST

Top Turkey cleric under fire over luxury Mercedes

Turkey's top cleric came under fire on Saturday over reports that a luxury Mercedes had been purchased at public expense to serve as his official car -- the latest government splurge to cause a public outcry.

Dec 14, 2014, 00:02 AM IST

Cleric who backs Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood to leave Qatar

A cleric who supports Egypt`s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood has said he will leave Qatar, following media reports the Gulf Arab state has asked some senior members of the Islamist movement to quit the country.

Sep 13, 2014, 15:26 PM IST

Indonesia cleric backs Islamic State as government cracks down

Jailed Indonesian militant cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has pledged allegiance to jihadists who have overrun swathes of Iraq and claimed leadership of the world`s Muslims, a radical group said today.

Aug 05, 2014, 17:06 PM IST

Flamboyant Pakistani cleric Qadri denies military backing

A flamboyant Pakistani cleric vowing to bring down the country`s government has denied widespread speculation he is backed by the powerful military.

Jun 27, 2014, 19:14 PM IST

Iraq cleric urges unity in government formation

Iraq`s top Shiite cleric on Friday urged the country`s fractious political leaders to unite and form a government to help see off advances by Sunni militants who have overrun swathes of territory.

Jun 27, 2014, 17:59 PM IST

Pak cleric seeks FIR against Prime Minister Sharif, others

Canada-based Pakistani cleric Tahirul Qadri has sought registration of an FIR against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother, nephew and some of the top cabinet ministers for the killing of 10 people during a police raid on his residence and offices here.

Jun 20, 2014, 12:22 PM IST

Islamist group condemns Egypt`s Muslim Brotherhood death sentences

An association of Muslim scholars led by influential Qatar-based cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi has condemned death sentences passed by an Egyptian court against 683 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood as an act of revenge against political opponents.

May 01, 2014, 18:37 PM IST