Fatwa

  • Fatwa can't be forced upon people: Supreme Court 25-02-2014 08:13 PM

    New Delhi: 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. Holding that it's a matter of choice for the...
  • Islamic seminary Darul Uloom issues fatwa against photography 11-09-2013 01:57 PM

    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...
  • Kashmir: Girls pursue career in music amidst fatwa 02-05-2013 05:52 PM

    Srinagar: Online threats and pressure from religious and radical groups forced the Kashmir Valley's first girl rock band to disband but it has not dampened the spirits of many among the fairer sex, who want to pursue a career in music and singing. This was evident from the fact that...
  • Don't stop performing: Iranian all-woman band to Pragaash 06-02-2013 11:54 PM

    Jammu and Kashmir's first girl band on Monday decided to call it quits after a fatwa was issued against them by the valley's Grand Mufti. ...
  • J&K: Govt should have acted sooner, says Mehbooba Mufti on fatwa against girl band 05-02-2013 06:45 PM

    Main Opposition party leader Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday condemned the Omar Abdullah government for what she called "delayed response" to the fatwa against Kashmir's first girl band. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 04-02-2013 11:55 PM

    CBI faces challenge of proving direct link between Suresh Kalmadi, Swiss Timing. Omar Abdullah assures security to girl band in Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • Girls should sing in their homes, not in public: Mufti Maulana Bashir-ud-Din 04-02-2013 11:40 AM

    The senior cleric has also called for women in the country to wear the veil at all times. ...
  • British Islamists to issue fatwa against Malala 20-11-2012 09:41 PM

    Islamabad: A new British-based Islamist group plans to meet in Islamabad to issue a religious decree against a Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, accusing her of supporting "occupying" US forces. The move against Malala Yousufzai, 15, is likely to provoke outrage. In the days following her shooting in October,...
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    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    Salman Rushdie seems in his element, chatting to a crowd, reading from his own work in his sonorous voice - pitch-perfect, except when the mikes...

  • Fatwa allows fasting men to use nicotine patches 03-08-2011 11:37 AM

    Dubai: A special fatwa issued by a religious body here has permitted smokers to use nicotine patches during the month of Ramadan to deal with withdrawal symptoms, saying it does not violate the observance of fasting. The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) here issues list of fatwas daily...
  • Are Muslim women victims of identity politics? 12-05-2010 11:27 PM

    On Face The Nation , CNN-IBN speaks to Islamic scholars and women's rights activists on the issue. ...