100 religious leaders to attend Jama Masjid ceremony

Over 100 religious leaders from India and abroad will Saturday attend a ceremony at the Jama Masjid here when the son of Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari will be anointed the Naib Imam of the 17th century mosque.

Abolish the term 'Shahi', petitioners plead to HC in Imam Bukhari case

Petitioners in the case against Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari have asked the Delhi High Court to abolish the term 'Shahi', adding that in a democratic country, the phrase has no significance.

Coronation of next Imam has no legal sanctity: Delhi HC

In a breather for the Shahi Imam of Delhi's historic Jama Masjid, the Delhi High Court on Friday refused to stay the ceremony to anoint Syed Ahmed Bukhari's son as his deputy and successor.

Delhi HC allows Shahi Imam to anoint son as successor 'without legal sanctity'
Delhi HC allows Shahi Imam to anoint son as successor 'without legal sanctity'

In a breather for the Shahi Imam of Delhi's historic Jama Masjid, the Delhi High Court on Friday refused to stay the ceremony to anoint Syed Ahmed Bukhari's son as his deputy and successor.

Shahabuddin questions Bukhari's move to anoint son his successor

 Former MP Syed Shahabuddin today questioned the legality of Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid anointing his son as his deputy and successor, contending that since Jama Masjid is a Wakf property, Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari cannot appoint his son as Naib Imam.

Anointment ceremony of Shahi Imam's son illegal, HC told

The central government and Wakf Board Thursday told the Delhi High Court that the anointment ceremony of Jama Masjid Shahi Imam's son as the Naib Imam (deputy Imam) was "illegal" and has no legal sanctity.

Jama Masjid in Delhi is a Wakf property: Centre

 The Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that Mughal-era mosque Jama Masjid is a Wakf property and it has to decide how the rule of primogeniture applies on anointment of new Shahi Imam, which has come under challenge.

Bukhari row: Court accepts plea, to hear matter on Nov 26

 An application has been moved in a court here against Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari for not inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his son's anointment as the next chief cleric.

Sonia Gandhi not to attend Bukhari son's anointment ceremony

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will not attend the controversial anointment ceremony of the son of Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari here next month.

Bukhari 'does not represent common Muslims': LJP

Lok Janshakti Party leader Abdul Khaliq on Friday condemned the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid for not inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the anointment ceremony of his son, saying it has exposed him as a "mindless and cynical" person who "in no way" represents common Muslims.

RJD slams Shahi Imam's snub to PM Narendra Modi

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Friday slammed the Jama Masjid Shahi Imam's snub to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the latter must be given the respect that his office commands.

Muslim leaders slam Shahi Imam for snubbing PM Narendra Modi
Muslim leaders slam Shahi Imam for snubbing PM Narendra Modi

Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, has kicked up a storm by snubbing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his 19-year-old son's investiture ceremony.

DNA: Despite ceasefire violations, Shahi Imam invites Pak PM for son's anointment

Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari Thursday triggered a controversy by inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as well as political leaders in India but not Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the anointment ceremony of his son on November 22.

Shahi Imam invites Nawaz Sharif but skips Modi for son's anointment

Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, recently named his 19-year-old son Shaban Bukhari as his successor.
He has failed to invite his own Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to the event.

Shahi Imam invites Nawaz Sharif but leaves out PM Narendra Modi for son's anointment
Shahi Imam invites Nawaz Sharif but leaves out PM Narendra Modi for son's anointment

Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, recently named his 19-year-old son Shaban Bukhari as his successor.

Man tries to set ablaze Delhi Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam Bukhari, held

Miffed at not being able to meet Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam Bukhari, a 32-year-old man allegedly threw a bottle of kerosene at the cleric on Sunday in an attempt to set him ablaze.

19-yr-old son is Bukhari's successor as Jama Masjid Shahi Imam

Nineteen-year-old Shaban Bukhari, son of Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, has been chosen to succeed his father as the 14th Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in the country.

Religious leaders` appeal will have no impact on Muslim voters: AMUTA

AMUTA has criticised the practise of religious leaders issuing appeals in support of political parties and said such calls will have no impact on the Muslim community voters.

Shahi Imam`s decision a patriotic one in right direction: Congress

Jammu and Kashmir minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir said Shahi Imam of Delhi`s Jama Masjid Syed Ahmad Bukhari`s decision to support his Congress party was "a patriotic one and in right direction at the right time".

Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawaad appeals not to vote for Congress

A few days after Shahi Imam of Delhi`s Jama Masjid openly endorsed the Congress, Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawaad on Monday appealed to his community not to vote for the grand old party.