FATWA

  • SC ruling on Shariat court draws sharp reaction from Muslim clerics July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court's verdict on Monday declaring that a Shariat court has no legal sanction drew sharp reaction from Muslim clerics who said that the Constitution allows them the right to work and act according to Muslim personal law. Zafaryab Jilani, member of the Muslim Personal Law Board, said,...
  • SC ruling on Sharia courts: Will this affect religious diktats? July 7, 2014

    The Supreme Court has ruled that Sharia courts have no legal sanctity. In a landmark judgement on Monday, the apex court said that fatwas cannot be issued against individuals if it affects his or her rights. The court was hearing a petition challenging the functioning of parallel courts in India. ...
  • Sharia courts not legal, fatwas can't be issued against people's rights: SC July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ruled that Sharia courts have no legal sanctity. In a landmark judgement on Monday, the apex court said that fatwas cannot be issued against individuals if it affects his or her rights. The court was hearing a petition challenging the functioning of parallel courts...
  • Supreme Court to decide the legality of Shariat courts July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to deliver verdict on the legality of the Shariat courts and the fatwas issued by them on Monday. The highest court of the land was moved by a petition filed by a Delhibased advocate challenging Shariat courts as parallel organisations delivering judgements. The petitioner...
  • Fatwa can't be forced upon people: Supreme Court February 25, 2014

    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 people...
  • 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...
  • Kashmir: Girls pursue career in music amidst fatwa May 2, 2013

    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 as...
  • Don't stop performing: Iranian allwoman band to Pragaash February 6, 2013

    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. ...
  • The fatwa against allgirl band will have little affect on women's rights in Kashmir: Qurat Masoodi February 6, 2013

    How do the fatwa and the subsequent disbanding of the allgirl band affect the women's rights movement in Kashmir? Social activist Qurat Masoodi joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. How do the fatwa and the subsequent disbanding of the allgirl band affect the...
  • J&K: Govt should have acted sooner, says Mehbooba Mufti on fatwa against girl band February 5, 2013

    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. ...
  • Crucial questions on why the allgirls band in Kashmir was banned February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: "Long live Islam, long live India, long live Hinduism, give our countryppl some broad mind oh almighty, it's urgently needed" and "it's not about few people but masses, what happened to few harm many, discourage for others what we will achieve from all this". These were the messages...
  • Limited understanding of total vision of Islam is the reason for the girls' band fatwa: Hameedah Nayeem February 5, 2013

    Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies, chairperson Hameedah Nayeem joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the fatwa against Kashmir's allgirl band. Q. Why is a self proclaimed committee pressing their self assumed ethics on someone who do not follow them? Well i feel the answer is to gain cheap...
  • Girl band must abide by sharia: DukhtaraneMillat leader February 5, 2013

    Srinagar: While the Jammu and Kashmir Police filed an FIR against those issuing threats to the valley's first girl rock band Pragaash, the leader of DukhtaraneMillat (Daughters of the Nation), Asiya Andrabi backed the fatwa issued by the Grand Mufti against the band. Andrabi said there was nothing wrong in...
  • J&K: FIR against online abusers of girl band February 5, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday filed an FIR against online abusers of the allgirl music band Pragaash, said sources. The police action came after an SMS threat was circulated against the allgirl band. The rock band was forced to disband after a fatwa was issued against them on...
  • Kashmiris back girl band, urge govt to act against diktats February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of the fatwa against the first girl rock band of Jammu and Kashmir, many prominent Kashmiris came out in support of the band and condemned the fatwa issued by the Grand Mufti. Lawyer Shabnam Lone and actor Aamir Bashir blamed the Omar Abdullah government for...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 4, 2013

    CBI faces challenge of proving direct link between Suresh Kalmadi, Swiss Timing. Omar Abdullah assures security to girl band in Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • J&K CM Omar Abdullah assures security to girl band February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that full security will be provided to the members of the state's first girl band if they wanted to pursue their music career. "The decision to continue or not continue lies with the band. Jammu and Kashmir always...
  • J&K: Girl band decides to quit following fatwa February 4, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's first girl band has decided to call it quits after a fatwa was issued against them by the valley's Grand Mufti. While issuing a fatwa, the Mufti had called for women to wear a veil at all times. He claimed that public performances by women were unIslamic...
  • Girls should sing in their homes, not in public: Mufti Maulana BashirudDin February 4, 2013

    Kashmir's Grand Mufti has condemned the first girl rock band and issued a fatwa against them, saying music is bad for the society and women must be under a veil at all times. 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 November 20, 2012

    Islamabad: A new Britishbased 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,...
  • Rushdie memoir tells of life under Iranian fatwa September 19, 2012

    London: British author Salman Rushdie's memoir of more than nine years in hiding after Iran's supreme leader issued a death sentence against him hits the shelves on Tuesday, ending the wait for his account of a furore that has echoes across the world today. "Joseph Anton: A Memoir" opens with the...
  • Banning love marriages is Panchayat's internal matter: Azam Khan July 13, 2012

    A village panchayat in Baghpat, UP, has banned loved marriages and issued a fatwa against women below the age of 40 using mobile phones and shopping. ...
  • Joseph Anton: Rushdie's memoir of hiding days April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Salman Rushdie has written a memoir based on the time he spent hiding while under a fatwa that sentenced him to death in 1989. "For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of...
  • We don't need any certificate from Rushdie: BJP March 18, 2012

    BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said has criticised Salman Rushdie for making comments on the Indian political situation. ...
  • Salman Rushdie in Delhi, attends function March 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Two months after he was forced to skip a literary fest in Jaipur, controversial writer Salman Rushdie on Saturday night attended a function in New Delhi amid tight security. The controversial author of 'The Satanic Verses', which was banned in India owing to protest from a section of Muslims,...
  • Fatwa on religious lines dangerous: Uma January 29, 2012

    Balrampur: Attacking the Samajwadi Party, BJP leader Uma Bharti said on Sunday that fatwas on religious lines for votes was dangerous for country's politics. Addressing an election rally in Balrampur, she alleged sensing their imminent defeat in the UP Assembly election, the SP and the Congress had resorted to communal...
  • Fatwa issued against 'Surya Namaskar' in MP January 11, 2012

    Bhopal: As Madhya Pradesh government tries to create a world record on Thursday with thousands of students performing the yogic 'Surya Namaskar' exercise, Muslim leaders have equated it with idol worship and issued a fatwa against it. Leaders of the minority community have termed the move as unIslamic and equated it...
  • Fatwa allows fasting men to use nicotine patches August 3, 2011

    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 to...
  • Javed Akhtar gets death threat for fatwa remarks May 15, 2010

    New Delhi: Renowned lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar has received a death threat in the form of an email, reportedly in reaction to his comments against Darul Uloom Deoband's fatwa against working Muslim women. Akhtar says he doesn't know who sent him the email. He says he received threats via...
  • Women can work but must cover up: Deoband May 13, 2010

    Lucknow/New Delhi: Darul Uloom Deoband, the country's foremost Islamic seminary, Wednesday denied it has asked Muslim women not to work along with men and said it only suggested that working women should dress "properly". "We had only given an opinion based on Sharia that women need to be properly covered in...