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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Italy convicts Egyptian cleric once kidnapped in CIA rendition of terror charges

An Egyptian cleric who had been kidnapped in Milan as part of the CIA`s extraordinary rendition program has been convicted of terror charges by an Italian court.

Cleric among 42 killed in Syria mosque blast

At least 42 people were killed, including a senior Muslim cleric, and over 80 wounded in an explosion at a mosque in downtown Damascus Thursday.

`Suicide bombing, killing of innocent people are un-Islamic`

Prominent Pak clerics has issued a fatwa (edict) that states the killing of innocent people, targeted killings and suicide bombings are un-Islamic.

Now a fatwa calling for baby girls to wear burqas

A Saudi cleric has issued a fatwa calling for female babies to wear burqas, a move that has sparked outrage across social networking sites.

Influential cleric`s `long march` inches towards Pak capital

Protesters led by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri inched towards Islamabad demanding sweeping electoral reforms, as riot police turned the Pakistani capital Islamabad into a virtual fortress.

Pak cleric begin long march to pressurise government

Influential cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri began a "long march" from Lahore to Islamabad with thousands to pressure Pakistan government to carry out wide-ranging reforms ahead of the upcoming general election.

Saudi`s top cleric warns against mixing of genders

Saudi Arabia`s top cleric on Friday warned against the mixing of the genders as the kingdom prepares for to grant women seats on the country`s top advisory body.

Pak cleric to lead march to Islamabad over electoral reforms

A Pak cleric with a huge following warned that he would lead a march to Islamabad next month if the government failed to carry out electoral reforms.

Osama top aide not to be deported from UK

Abu Qatada is an extremist Muslim preacher from Jordan who has been described as a leading al Qaeda figure in Europe.