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.

Lal Masjid cleric acquitted in four cases

The radical Lal Masjid`s chief
cleric Abdul Aziz has been acquitted by a Pakistani court in four of the 12 cases registered against him for various crimes, including challenging the government writ by keeping
illegal arms.

Bahrain cleric to rulers: Reform or risk ouster

Bahrain`s most senior Shiite cleric
warned the Gulf kingdom`s rulers to either ease their grip on power or risk joining Libya`s Muammar Gaddafi.

Anti-Anna cleric Bukhari draws flak

A day after he urged Muslims to stay away from Anna Hazare’s anti corruption campaign, the Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari has drawn flak from community leaders.

Muslims bigger victims of corruption, says cleric

Declaring support for Anna Hazare`s fast for a stronger Lokpal Bill, the All India Ulema Council (AIUC) claimed on Monday that religious minorities like Muslims are bigger victims of corruption in India.

Cleric decries Bahrain protest leaders` sentences

Bahrain`s top Shiite cleric sharply criticized the life sentences given to eight opposition leaders for their role in anti-government protests in this Gulf kingdom.