Attack on minorities: Over 1 lakh Bangladesh clerics issue fatwa against extremism

Over 100,000 Islamic scholars and clerics in Bangladesh on Saturday issued a fatwa against violent extremism in the light of brutal attacks by Islamists on minorities and secular writers in the Muslim-majority nation.

Jun 18, 2016, 21:53 PM IST

Here's how the holy month of 'Ramazan' is celebrated!

Know how to celebrate 'Ramzan Mubarak'!

Jun 06, 2016, 15:01 PM IST

PM Modi gifts Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei reproduction of rare Quran manuscript

A 'milestone' pact on the strategic Chabahar Port in southern Iran, which will give India access to Afghanistan and Europe bypassing Pakistan, was among the agreements signed on Monday by India and Iran. 

May 23, 2016, 22:06 PM IST

Jama Masjid in Gujarat's Vadodara claims it has biggest Quran in the world - Pics inside

World's 'biggest' Quran - Here are pictures!

May 23, 2016, 09:40 AM IST

He wanted to be dancer; believed Quran says 'kill for sake of religion' - Story of JeM 'terrorist' Sajid

It's a very interesting story of a person - Sajid - who wanted to become a dancer, even auditioned for a dance reality show, but led to believe that a major portion of the Quran taught people to "kill for the sake of religion". 

May 05, 2016, 09:43 AM IST

Triple-talaq against spirit of Quran: Tahir Mahmood

The "so-called" triple-talaq is an absurdity that militates against the words and spirit of the Quran and sayings of the Prophet, noted professor and former member of Law and National Minorities Commission Tahir Mahmood said here today.

Apr 27, 2016, 23:30 PM IST

Bharat Mata ki Jai row: 'Does Constitution say follow Islam, read Quran?' - Baba Ramdev blasts Asaduddin Owaisi

Clarifying his 'beheading' remark over Bharat Mata ki Jai row, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has strongly lashed out at AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi.

Apr 27, 2016, 13:40 PM IST

Quran is unscientific, ideas that can't survive criticism, ridicule must be weak: Taslima Nasreen

The Bangladeshi author claimed that religion is incompatible with human rights and particularly women's rights. “People say Islam is a religion of peace, but my life experience is the opposite,”she said.  

Apr 24, 2016, 18:24 PM IST

Pakistan government to make Quran teaching compulsory in public schools

Pakistan's Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Engr, Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman on Wednesday said the government was making an effort in formulating the teaching Quran be made compulsory in all public schools across the country.

Apr 21, 2016, 00:04 AM IST

Muslim women deprived of rights enshrined in Islam: Kerala HC judge

Justice B Kemal Pasha of the Kerala High Court sparked a controversy last week when he said Muslim women were being deprived of the rights enshrined in Islam.

Mar 10, 2016, 12:35 PM IST

ISIS chief Baghdadi 'surfaces' after 18 months

 Fresh footage of ISIS supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has surfaced, apparently showing the reclusive terror leader making a rare public appearance and talking to children at a mosque in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

Feb 17, 2016, 19:41 PM IST

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Feb 11, 2016, 15:22 PM IST

Bible has more violent content than Quran, reveals text analysis

Bible or Quran – which one of the two has more violent content? An analysis into both the texts reveals that the description of destruction and killing was found more in the holy book of Christianity than in its Islamic counterpart.

Feb 10, 2016, 17:04 PM IST

Breaking the stereotype: Rajasthan gets its first women Qazis - Jahan Ara and Afroz Begum

In a first in the state and breaking the stereotype, Rajasthan has got its first women Qazis!

Feb 07, 2016, 15:32 PM IST

Man arrested with two handguns, Quran at Disneyland Paris

The French Police arrested a man carrying two handguns at the Disneyland Paris amusement park outside Paris on Thursday.

Jan 29, 2016, 01:54 AM IST

Saudi Arabia's grand mufti says 'chess is haram in Islam', Twitteratis react

Saudi Arabia grand mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh has ruled that playing chess encourages gambling and is a waste of time and followers of Islam must abandon it.

Jan 21, 2016, 21:18 PM IST

Who says what's in a name; these Muslim boys gain inner strength and energy by 'Ram naam'

A group of Muslim boys from UP's Allahabad have come up with a unique spiritual way to gain inner strength and energy.

Jan 12, 2016, 16:29 PM IST

Quran found at UK varsity belonged to Prophet's friend?

 An ancient copy of the Quran found at the University of Birmingham in July may have belonged to Abu Bakr, one of the world's first ever Muslims, British media reported today.

Dec 23, 2015, 21:19 PM IST

WATCH: From US-made bomb making tools to Quran; here's all unearthed from ISIS secret tunnels

Kurdish forces were left stunned after a secret network of tunnels built by ISIS was unearthed in Sinjar, an Iraqi town.

Nov 27, 2015, 13:08 PM IST

Mali hostage crisis ends as security forces gun down militants, at least 27 killed

Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital town and took 140 guests and 30 staff hostage in a hail of automatic gunfire.

Nov 20, 2015, 19:13 PM IST