Muslims

  • Muslim business chamber demands ban on beef export 13 hours 7 minutes ago

    The Muslim Chamber of Industries and Commerce here on Thursday demanded that beef export should be stopped immediately while buffalo meat export must be contained. The demand was made in a resolution unanimously passed at its meeting here. In another resolution, the MCCI suggested steps be taken to increase production and...
  • Eid celebrations in Jama Masjid, New Delhi 3 days ago

    People flock to the iconic Jama Masjid in New Delhi from across the world to celebrate Eid on Tuesday. With the end of the tough month of Ramzan people rejoice and embrace one another and ask Allah for his blessings. ...
  • US President Barack Obama wishes Muslims on Eid 4 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama greeted the Muslim community across the world on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr stating that the festival celebrates the common values that unite humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other. "As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world...
  • Prithviraj Chavan promises probe into Shiv Sena MP force feeding Muslim on Ramzan July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after a Shiv Sena MP was caught on camera force feeding a Muslim catering staff member at Maharashtra Sadan who was on fast for Ramzan, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has promised a probe into the incident. CNN-IBN has accessed the complaint letter of the caterer,...
  • Shiv Sena MP forces caterer to break his Ramzan fast July 23, 2014

    Hitting a new low, a Shiv Sena MP from Thane Rajan Vichare was on Wednesday caught on camera forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. ...
  • Sena MPs force Muslim to break fast: BJP leaders refuse to comment July 23, 2014

    A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly upset about not being served Maharashtrian food at the Maharashtra Sadan. The news created an uproar in Lok Sabha. But,...
  • AMU professor suspended for using objectionable language against VC on Facebook July 23, 2014

    An associate professor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was on Wednesday suspended by the vice chancellor for allegedly using objectionable language against him on social networking site Facebook. "There is a prima facie case of gross misconduct against Dr Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi, Associate Professor in the Department of History at...
  • Muslim staffer forced to eat during Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs July 23, 2014

    A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly upset about not being served Maharashtrian food at the Maharashtra Sadan. After this incident, the Indian Railways subsidiary that was...
  • BJP MP Bidhuri and Owais scuffle in Parliament over Shiv Sena force feeding muslim staff issue July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliament witnessed the unprecedented scene of a MP abusing and charging to manhandle another member inside the Lok Sabha on Wednesday during the discussion on allegations of some Shiv Sena MPs force feeding and breaking the Ramzan fast of a Muslim staff member of Maharashtra Sadan in New...
  • Shiv Sena denies forcing Muslim worker to break Ramzan fast, uproar in Parliament July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The news of 11 Shiv Sena MPs forcing a Muslim worker at Maharasahtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast has created an uproar in Lok Sabha. Apparently, the MPs were not satisfied as they had not been served Maharashtrain food. While the Shiv Sena MPs deny the accusation,...
  • Maharashtra Sadan staffer forced to eat during Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A shocking case has been reported in the power corridors of Delhi. A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly abused and forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly miffed at not being served...
  • Proud moment: AMU's Sara Naqvi selected for World University Badminton July 21, 2014

    Young badminton player Sara Naqvi, who represents Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), has been selected for the World University Badminton Championship to be held from July 23 to 29 in Cordoba, Spain. She is the only Indian to qualify for the meet. AMU vice-chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah, games committee secretary M. Shoaib Zaheer...
  • Aligarh Muslim University students take out march against Israeli offensive on Gaza July 17, 2014

    Students of Aligarh Muslim University held a candle light march in solidarity with people killed in Palestine and also protested against the ongoing Israeli offensive. In a memorandum addressed to the Secretary General of the UN, the students urged the organisation to directly intervene and impose a ceasefire in the troubled area. The...
  • Mumbai: Samajwadi Party seeks temporary abattoirs for Bakri-Eid July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party's Maharashtra unit has written to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan demanding setting up of temporary abattoirs for the festival of Bakri-Eid to be held later in 2014. "We have requested the Chief Minister to immediately call a meeting of administrative officers and minority affairs minister to discuss and initiate...
  • Lone Hindu Brahmin family in Pakistan's Chakwal leads a secluded life July 14, 2014

    Chakwal: "When I first went to a local college two years ago, students and teachers gave me a strange look," recalls 18-year-old Manisha Chhiber, a Hindu girl whose family lives a secluded life in Kariyala village located at the top of Surla Hill, some 10 kilometre away to the south...
  • 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...
  • Over 150 Hindu inmates keep Roza with 2,300 Muslims at Tihar July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Setting an example of rare communal harmony, more than 150 Hindu inmates of Tihar Jail are keeping roza, the dawn-to-dusk fast during Ramzan, along with over 2,300 Muslim inmates. The holy month of Ramazan commenced on June 29 this year. Tihar Jail authorities said the Hindu inmates started keeping...
  • Syria-Iraq 'caliph' incites Muslims to holy war July 2, 2014

    Dubai: The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the "caliphate" it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil. Proclaiming a "new era" in which Muslims will ultimately triumph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi issued...
  • Sai Baba was a Muslim, should not be worshipped like a Hindu deity: Shankaracharya June 30, 2014

    Refusing to budge from his stand on Shirdi Sai Baba, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand on Sunday described him as a Muslim ascetic who could not be worshipped like a Hindu deity and said his campaign to protect the Hindu religion will continue even if he is sent to jail. "They may burn...
  • Ramzan to begin from Monday June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Ramzan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims, will begin from Monday as the new moon could not be sighted anywhere in the country on Saturday. Maulana Mufti Mukarram Ahmed, President of Fatehpuri Royat Hilal Committee and Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Mosque, announced that since the new moon...
  • Thousands of Indian Muslims sign up to defend Iraq's shrines June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Thousands of Muslims in India have signed up to defend Iraq's holy shrines and, if need be, fight Sunni Islamist militants in the country where the civilian death toll from the Sunni insurgents' advance is estimated at least 1,300. Denouncing the militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and...
  • BJP's minority wing protests against Akhilesh Yadav government June 26, 2014

    BJP's minority wing on Thursday staged a demonstration in front of Uttar Pradesh Assembly, accusing the Akhilesh Yadav government of making false promises to Muslims. The demonstration, led by state president of BJP Alpsankhyak Morcha Rumana Siddiqui and senior BJP leader Shiv Pratap Shukla, alleged that the state government has failed...
  • Chavan Cabinet clears 16 per cent quota for native Marathas June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. The Maharashtra Cabinet cleared the 16 per cent quota for the native Marathas in the state. It also approved...
  • France denounces Egypt's decision to sentence journalists June 24, 2014

    Paris: France denounced Egypt's decision to sentence three journalists up to seven years in jail and called for freedom of expression, media reported Tuesday. "It is important that the Egyptian authorities ensure journalists' protection and guarantee a fair trial to defendants based on an independent investigation," Xinhua quoted Foreign Affairs Ministry's...
  • UGC sanctions Rs 185 lakh to Aligarh Muslim University for vocational training course June 23, 2014

    The UGC has sanctioned Rs 185 lakh to the Aligarh Muslim University to start a bachelor's degree course in vocational training, officials said on Monday. The University Grants Commission also sanctioned Rs.81 lakh for an advanced diploma in computerised shoe designing. The first "Shoe Fashion Studio" in northern India was established at...
  • Malaysia's top court forbids non-Muslims from using 'Allah' June 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's top court on Monday upheld a government ban forbidding non-Muslims from using "Allah" to refer to God, rejecting an appeal by the Roman Catholic Church that argued that the ban failed to consider the rights of minorities in the mostly Muslim nation. In a 4-3 decision, the Federal...
  • 6 IITs, AMU, JNU, Panjab University in top 100 Asia varsities June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Ten institutes from the country have made it to the top 100 in the Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking this year, with Punjab University at the 32nd place. It had only three universities among the top 100 last year, but thanks to the Indian academy's growing engagement with...
  • Egypt Muslim Brotherhood chief given new death sentence June 19, 2014

    Cairo: A court in Egypt on Thursday sentenced to death Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and 13 others over violence that killed 10 people in Cairo in summer 2013. Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, hundreds of his supporters and Badie himself have already been sentenced...