Darul Uloom

  • 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 vice-chancellor 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 Vice-Chancellor 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 vice-chancellor of Darul Uloom...
  • Ex-Deoband V-C 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: Ex-Deoband 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...
  • 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. CNN-IBN: 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 Majlis-e-Shoora. "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 vice-chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband, would be taken on Sunday by a three-member Majlis-e Shura. "The decision on Vastanvis's fate would be taken in Sunday's meet," acting vice-chancellor Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani said. ...
  • Vastanvi to be questioned soon May 15, 2011

    Deoband: The three-member committee, formed by Islamic seminary Dar-ul-Uloom, to look into the allegations against it's controversial Vice-Chancellor 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 Vice-Chancellor 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 faction-ridden Majlis-e-Soora 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 ultra-conservative lobby in India's oldest seminary proved...
  • Insurance policies un-Islamic: 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 un-Islamic? June 10, 2010

    The Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind, 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 un-islamic. Is singing Vande Mataram un-Islamic? Should the Muslims sing...
  • Muslim clerics urge terrorists to give up arms November 4, 2009

    Deoband (Uttar Pradesh): Terrorists and Maoists were urged on Tuesday to give up arms by a mass gathering of Muslim clerics at India's oldest Islamic seminary in Deoband, prompting Home Minister P Chidambaram to applaud the move "as a call to duty ... to all right thinking people". Addressing an...
  • No Deoband backing for Mulayam-Kalyan friendship November 15, 2009

    Lucknow: Darul Uloom Deoband, India's most respected Islamic seminary, has not given its approval to Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's bonhomie with former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kalyan Singh, a senior cleric said on Saturday. Darul Uloom Pro-Vice Chancellor Maulana Abdul Khaliq Madrasi said that the institution's head, Maulana...
  • Fear of terror stamp puts seminary on guard December 19, 2008

    Deoband (Uttar Pradesh): In the aftermath of the terror attack in Mumbai, Pakistan’s permanent envoy to UN Mohammad Haroon had invited Islamic scholars from the powerful and the orthodox Muslim seminary Darul Uloom of Deoband in Uttar Pradesh to terror-infested areas of Pakistan. The idea was to take the seminary’s...
  • Darul Uloom calls terrorism the 'most inhuman crime' June 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Islam is taking on its worst enemy – terrorism. Following the recent terror attacks in India, the Muslim clergy has declared its own war on terror by issuing a fatwa against terrorism and declaring it the "most inhuman crime". Leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom came together to tell the...
  • Muslim scholars, clerics hail Darul’s anti-terror fatwa February 27, 2008

    Aligarh: Leading Muslim clerics and scholars have termed the ‘anti-terror fatwa’ issued by influential Islamic seminary Darul Uloom as historic and pathbreaking and which is likely to have a global impact. Noted Islamic scholar Saud Alam Qasmi, dean of Theology at the Aligarh Muslim University, says: "We fully endorse the...
  • Terrorism is un-Islamic: Dar-ul-Uloom February 25, 2008

    New Delhi/Deoband: Hundreds of Islamic scholars gathered at the country’s top Islamic seminary on Monday and passed an edict declaring all acts of terrorism as ''un-Islamic''. “Rabta Madaris Islamiah Arabia (Islamic Madarasas Association) condemns all kinds of violence and terrorism in the strongest possible terms,” said the edict passed at a...
  • Top Islamic seminary to appeal against terror today February 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Terrorism has no place in civil society—that's the declaration leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom is scheduled to adopt on Monday. Leading Muslim organisations from across the countries are meeting in Deoband, the seminary’s seat in Uttar Pradesh, to adopt a declaration denouncing terrorism and declaring it "un-Islamic". Darul Uloom...
  • Now, fatwa says Muslims can use contraceptives January 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Clerics at Deoband have come out with a new fatwa, dispelling notions that Islam is against family planning. Contrary to the belief that contraceptives are not allowed in Islam, Deoband has ruled that their use is necessary. Darull-Uloom says contraceptives are permissible under Islamic laws so that the children...
  • No fatwa on Vande Mataram: Deoband September 4, 2006

    Deoband: Three days before the centenary celebration of Vande Mataram, the Muslims bodies seem to be taking a mid-path on the controversy. The Darul Uloom Deoband -- a leading centre of Islamic learning -- steered clear of the issue, saying it has no 'role to play' in the controversy and it...