Muslim Cleric

  • Rajnath meets Muslim clerics, claims there was no political motive 15-04-2014 09:14 AM

    Lucknow: Weeks after Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh slammed Congress President Sonia Gandhi for meeting Muslim religious leaders and seeking their support, he met Muslim clerics in Lucknow on Monday. Rajnath, though, played down the meet saying that there was no political motive and the meet was about respecting...
  • BJP chief Rajnath Singh meets Muslim clerics in Lucknow 15-04-2014 08:34 AM

    Attempting to reach out to Muslims, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Monday met some clerics while campaigning in Lucknow. "Had meetings with renowned clerics like Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, Maulana Kahild Rasheed and Maulana Kalbe Jawad in Lko," Singh tweeted along with the picture of his meeting with them. Rajnath Singh...
  • 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...
  • Rahul's remarks alleging Muslim boys in touch with Pak's ISI most unfortunate: clerics 25-10-2013 11:53 AM

    Muslim clerics on Friday slammed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's statement that some Muslim youths from riots-ravaged Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh were in touch with Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI, and said these were "most unfortunate". Maulana Saif Abbas Naqvi, a prominent Shia cleric, said such statements not only painted the...
  • The Last Word: Is Congress trying to scare Muslims over Modi? 16-10-2013 10:15 PM

    Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind chief Mehmood Madani has attacked the Congress accusing it of stoking communal fears in order to gain votes. Madani has said that not just the Congress, but some regional parties too are doing the same. He also said that these parties were spreading fears about Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Muslim clerics condemn violence, appeal for peace 08-09-2013 04:54 PM

    Condemning the violence in Muzaffarnagar, Muslim clerics on Sunday cautioned the people against "political conspiracies" aimed at dividing them on religious lines and appealed for peace and harmony in Uttar Pradesh. "The Muzaffarnagar violence in condemnable.... For past few days, there were attempts to create tension in western UP.... The...
  • Rajasthan: Muslim cleric refuses to perform rituals 10-11-2012 09:01 AM

    Jaipur: A wedding in Rajasthan's Barmer town, over 550 km from Jaipur, witnessed high drama Friday when the maulavi (priest) refused to perform the marriage rituals after he saw women from the groom's side dancing in public. The maulavi objected to the dancing as he claimed that women were not...
  • Hyderabad: 3 arrested in contract marriage case 05-11-2012 12:14 PM

    Hyderabad: Police have arrested three people including a bridegroom and a Muslim cleric who used to solemnise marriages following a sting operation on contract marriages by IBN7. The Muslim cleric has been suspended by the Minority Commission and the police are also investigating the role of some others in the...
  • Some Muslim clerics say Sandy is God's punishment 02-11-2012 02:21 AM

    Cairo: Some anti-American Muslim clerics have cast the deadly Superstorm Sandy as divine punishment for a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad or for other perceived ills of American society. The remarks by some on the fringe brought a backlash from other Muslims who said it was wrong to relish the...
  • Muslim clerics blast Shabana Azmi 29-10-2006 04:27 PM

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  • Aussie cleric banned for meaty remark 27-10-2006 09:10 PM

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  • Clerics accept Pope's apology 14-10-2006 10:22 PM

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  • UP cleric fatwa illegal, says seminary 05-09-2006 05:56 PM

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