DARUL ULOOM

  • Indian Muslim leaders condemn alQaeda video, say will never buy terrorist propaganda September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after alQaeda chief Ayman alZawahiri released a video announcing a terror wing in India, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has condemned the move saying that Islam is nonviolent and Muslims will never buy terrorist propaganda. "Indian Muslims would never be convinced by unIslamic and false arguments of the...
  • Tension in Muzaffarnagar after 2 Darul Uloom students shot at May 24, 2014

    Tension prevailed in the communally sensitive Muzaffarnagar district after unidentified gunmen shot at two students of Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, critically injuring them, in Muzaffarnagar on Friday. Mohd Mubarik and Abu Azmi were shot at by the motorbike borne criminals near Barla in Chapar police station area when they were...
  • School does not appeal in favour of any political party: Darul-uloom Deoband March 22, 2014

    Leading Islamic seminary Darul-uloom Deoband on Saturday said that the school is an educational institution and does not appeal in favour of any political party. "However, the doors of institution is open for all to visit," the seminary's official Ashraf Usmani told PTI here when asked about the recent visit of...
  • Muslims should not vote just on the basis of religion: Darool Uloom Deoband September 16, 2013

    Darul Uloom Deoband has asked Muslims to exercise their franchise, but said one should not vote for a party or leader just on the basis of religion. "The vote should not be kept back. One should vote for the party and the leader that is better and works in favour of...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Don't play politics over dead bodies, says AMU teachers September 12, 2013

    The Aligarh Muslim University Teachers' Association (AMUTA) on Thursday urged political parties "not to play politics over the dead bodies" of the victims of the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar. The executive committee of the AMUTA passed a resolution here today asking politicians to refrain from making inflammatory statements which could further...
  • Islamic seminary Darul Uloom issues fatwa against photography September 11, 2013

    India's leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom has issued a fatwa, saying "photography is unlawful and a sin", even though Saudi Arabia allows photographers inside the holy city of Mecca and live telecast of 'namaz' is beamed on Islamic channels across the world. Mufti Abdul Qasim Nomani, Mohtamim (Vice-Chancellor) of Darul Uloom...
  • No camera phones for students: Darul Uloom December 31, 2012

    Muzaffarnagar: Leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued an order banning its students from using mobile phones with cameras and seized 14 such devices from the hostel. According to deputy vicechancellor Maulana Abdul Khalik, from now on, students may only use simple cellular phone handsets without camera or video features...
  • BJP demands ban on Vastanvi from entering Gujarat October 23, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat's ruling BJP has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission seeking to bar ousted ViceChancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi from entering the state following his allegedly provocative utterances against chief minister Narendra Modi. Vastanvi was removed from the post of vicechancellor of Darul Uloom...
  • ExDeoband VC says he never praised Modi October 21, 2012

    Mandvi: Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi, who was sacked as the vice chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband for allegedly praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday said it was a crime to praise a "zalim" (tyrant) and that he never praised Modi. "To praise a 'zalim' (tyrant) is a crime. I...
  • I never gave clean chit to Modi: ExDeoband vice chancellor October 21, 2012

    Thrown out of the Darul Uloom Deoband for praising Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, the former vice chancellor of the seminary Ghulam Vastanvi is now campaigning for the Congress. On Sunday, he shared the dais and asked for votes to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party. "I never gave a clean chit to Modi...
  • Video allowed: Rushdie won't bring up Verses January 24, 2012

    Jaipur: In a new twist to the controversy surrounding Salman Rushdie's video conference at the Jaipur Literature Festival, sources on Tuesday said the state authorities will allow him to speak but with certain conditions. Sources said that the Festival organisers have given a written insurance to the state authorities that Rushdie...
  • No info of threat to Rushdie: Police sources January 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Adding a new twist to the controversy over Salman Rushdie's participation in the Jaipur Literature Festival, sources in Mumbai Police denied giving any inputs about paid assassins. The sources countered the Bookerwinning author's claim that paid assassins were out to get him. The sources told CNNIBN there were no intelligence...
  • Writers resent muzzle on Salman Rushdie January 21, 2012

    Jaipur: Outrage and resentment were the dominant emotions on the first day of the Jaipur Literature Festival on Friday as writers, intellectuals and fans cried foul over Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie calling off his visit in view of threat to his life following protests by Islamic groups opposed to...
  • Rushdie may visit Jaipur after all: reports January 18, 2012

    New Delhi: According to different reports, author Salman Rushdie may not actually be asked to stay away from India during the Jaipur Literature Festival. Although the Rajasthan government has raised concerns over security in the wake of the Darul Uloom Deobands demand that Rushdie be banned from India as he...
  • FTN: Has the Indian state failed to protect creative freedom? January 17, 2012

    The Darul Uloom Deoband reiterated that there must be a ban on celebrated novelist Salman Rushdie from coming to India. ...
  • Will Salman Rushdie make it to Jaipur lit fest? January 17, 2012

    Jaipur: Will Salman Rushdie make it to the Jaipur's Literature festival despite the raging controversy and threats of fierce protests? Amidst growing threats of protests, the organisers have taken the initially published schedule from their website, but they still maintain that his visit hasn't been called off as yet. "Every liberal person...
  • Rushdie visit row: Gehlot cites security concerns January 17, 2012

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has expressed security concerns over Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie's visit to the Jaipur Literature festival from January 20 to 24. Gehlot met Home Minister P Chidambaram over the issue and acknowledges that there are security implications, saying they hope to come to an...
  • Cancel Salman Rushdie's visa: Islamic seminary January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Salman Rushdie's proposed visit to Jaipur for the Literary Festival has come under a cloud as Darul Uloom Deoband, the Islamic Seminary, wants the government to cancel Rushdie's visa for hurting the sentiments of Muslims in the past. "Indian government should cancel his visa as Rushdie had annoyed...
  • Praised Muslims, not Modi: Vastanvi July 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Sacked Vice chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband University Ghulam Vastanvi has expressed disappointment reiterating that he never praised Narendra Modi's work in Gujarat. CNNIBN: Your reaction to the fact that you have been sacked. Ghulam Vastanvi: Sincerely speaking, it is sad, no doubt. The intentions of a man holding...
  • Vastanvi sacked for 'modern' approach? July 24, 2011

    Deoband: The MBA maulana who dreamt of modernising Darul Uloom Deoband, Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi was removed as the Vice Chancellor of the university by the seminary's governing council. His removal came after he praised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's developmental works. The enquiry committee which was set up to probe...
  • 'Vastanvi's removal a setback to secular forces' July 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Describing the sacking of Darul Uloom Vice Chancellor Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi as a disappointment for all 'secular forces', the BJP on Sunday said he has been 'tormented and victimised' for speaking the 'truth' about Gujarat's growth under Narendra Modi. "Removal of Vastanvi is a great disappointment for all secular...
  • Vastanvi supporters plan to approach apex court July 24, 2011

    Deoband: Supporters of sacked Darul Uloom Deoband vice chancellor Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi said on Sunday they may go to the Supreme Court against the decision. The decision to remove Vastanvi over his comments in praise of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's developmental policies was taken on Sunday by the powerful MajliseShoora. "There...
  • Vastanvi sacked as Deoband University VC July 24, 2011

    Deoband: Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi has been removed as the Vice Chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband University after getting eight votes against him at the Deoband meeting. Vastanvi, who refused to resign from the post of Vice Chancellor, got five votes in favour and eight against him. "I am bidding farewell to Darul...
  • Deoband: Fate of Vastanvi to be decided today July 24, 2011

    Deoband: Decision on the fate of Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi, the vicechancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband, would be taken on Sunday by a threemember Majlise Shura. "The decision on Vastanvis's fate would be taken in Sunday's meet," acting vicechancellor Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani said. ...
  • Vastanvi to be questioned soon May 15, 2011

    Deoband: The threemember committee, formed by Islamic seminary DarulUloom, to look into the allegations against it's controversial ViceChancellor Maulana Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi would soon be questioning him. "We are looking into the matter and will question Vastanvi on the issue very soon," the convenor of the committee, Mufti Ismail said....
  • Vastanvi's fate to be decided on Wednesday February 22, 2011

    Deoband (UP): The top clergy of Darul Uloom will meet at Deoband on Wednesday to decide the fate of seminary's ViceChancellor Maulana Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi, who stirred a controversy by praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, amid speculation that he may be asked to quit. The factionridden MajliseSoora or governing council...
  • Newsmaker: Maulana Ghulam Vastanvi January 28, 2011

    Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to Darul Uloom Vice Chancellor Maulana Ghulam Mahmood Vastanvi. ...
  • Praising Modi's work puts Vastanvi in trouble January 26, 2011

    Deoband: The Head of Darul Uloom, Deoband offered to resign on Tuesday after reports of infighting and student violence on Campus. The newly elected chief has been under fire for his statement where he allegedly praised developmental work in Narender Modi's Gujrat. The ultraconservative lobby in India's oldest seminary proved...
  • Insurance policies unIslamic: Deoband seminary May 14, 2010

    Lucknow: The Darul Uloom Deoband has declared that opting for an insurance policy went against the tenets of Islam. The "insurance policy is unlawful as it is based on interest and gambling," claimed the fatwa issued by the country's largest Islamic seminary. The edict issued by Darul Ifta department of Darul Uloom...
  • Ynot: Is singing Vande Mataram unIslamic? November 7, 2009

    The Jamiat UlemaiHind, an organization of Muslim clerics, at its national convention at Deoband this week have vowed to fight against terrorism but at the same time they have decided not to sing the Vande Mataram considering that it was unislamic. Is singing Vande Mataram unIslamic? Should the Muslims sing...