Afghan President urges clerics to help halt attacks

 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday called for Muslim clerics and tribal elders to help stem a surge in deadly insurgent attacks that have rocked the country as US-led troops end their war against the Taliban.

Muslim clerics in UP laud Modi's statement

 Muslim religious leaders in Uttar Pradesh Saturday lauded the statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming Indian Muslims as people who would live for the nation and if the need arises, die for it.

Muslim clerics ask devotees to stay away from Salman Khan movies on Eid: Reports

This piece of news might come as a shock to many of the Salman Khan fans.

Defamation case filed against Sharia court in Ahmedabad

With the SC ruling that Sharia courts have no legal sanctity, a defamation case has been filed against such a forum here for issuing a public notice in connection with a marital dispute.

SC ruling on Shariat courts disappoints Muslim clerics

Muslims clerics have reacted strongly to the Supreme Court`s historic judgement, which said that Shariat or Islamic courts have no legal sanctity and the decrees issued by them are not legally binding.

Sharia courts never claimed legal powers: Muslim Personal Law Board

All India Muslim Personal Law Board Monday said the Darul-Qaza (Sharia courts) never claimed that they are constitutional institutions or have legal powers.

Shariat courts can be illegal if they violate fundamental rights: S Irfan Habib

Historian S Irfan Habib Reacting to the Supreme Court (SC) verdict on Shariat court, historian S Irfan Habib said, "The court has reiterated what it felt about the issue. It has said earlier also that Shariat courts are illegal. If they or anything violates the fundamental rights of the citizen, then you can`t call it legal. In that case, Shariat courts are illegal. This is the scant over rule of what the highest court of the country believes."

SC ruling on Shariat court draws sharp reaction from clerics

The Supreme Court`s verdict on Monday declaring that a Shariat court has no legal sanction drew sharp reaction from Muslim clerics.

Priyanka Gandhi meets Muslim clerics, wins support for Congress

While she might not be a Congress member officially, but Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has started to play an active role in the internal and external affairs of the party.

Congress, BJP spar over Rajnath`s meeting with Muslim clerics

Congress and BJP on Tuesday sparred over Rajnath Singh`s meeting with Muslim clerics in Lucknow with the ruling party accusing BJP of "double-speak" and the opposition party hitting back.

Nothing wrong in Rajnath meeting Muslim clerics: BJP

BJP on Tuesday saw "nothing wrong" in party chief Rajnath Singh meeting Muslim religious leaders in Lucknow, saying candidates should meet voters across his constituency.

BJP chief Rajnath Singh meets Muslim clerics in Lucknow

Attempting to reach out to Muslims, Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh on Monday met some clerics while campaigning in Lucknow.

Fatwa can`t be forced upon people: SC

Fatwa issued by Muslim clerics cannot be forced upon people and the state has to protect persons who are harassed for not following such dictates, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said while expressing reservation in interfering with Shariat courts.

Muslim clerics to boycott marriage of drunkards, dowry seekers

Drunkards and dowry seekers in eastern states will find it difficult to get their marriage solemnised with a group of Muslim clerics deciding to boycott such people.

Bihar clerics not to offer funeral prayers for drunkards

Muslim clerics in a Bihar district have decided not to lead or offer namaz-e-janaza (funeral prayers) of drunkards.

Bihar clerics not to conduct nikah of dowry seekers

Muslim clerics in a Bihar district have said they won`t conduct marriage ceremony of those who give or take dowry.

Eid to be celebrated in Kerala on Thursday

Various Muslim clerics and community leaders announced that Eid-ul-Fitr would be celebrated in Kerala on Thursday.

Ramadan to begin in Kerala Wednesday

Muslim clerics and leaders in Kerala announced that the holy month of Ramadan would begin from Wednesday.

Holocaust awareness program: Muslim clerics to visit Auschwitz

A delegation of 22 Muslim clerics, including from India, would visit the former Nazi Auschwitz death camp in southern Poland this week as part of a Holocaust awareness programme.

Don`t use Muslims only as vote bank, say clerics

Top Muslims leaders and clerics Saturday warned secular parties not to use the Muslim community as their "vote bank"only but sincerely work for their socio-economic uplift and political empowernment.