Thursday, December 9, 2021

Islam

Rihanna’s Fenty sued by musician for using song containing Islamic verse

The track titled 'Doom' contained a reading of a Muslim text known as a Hadith, and caused an uproar when it was played during the lingerie show in October 2020.

Ramzan begins in Gulf amidst of COVID-19 restrictions

Jeddah: The Muslim holy fasting month of Ramzan will begin on Tuesday in the Gulf region, a day ahead of India, and the faithful...

Each year 1,000 Pakistani girls forcibly converted to Islam

Human rights activists say the practice has accelerated during lockdowns, when girls are out of school and more visible, bride traffickers are more active on the Internet and families are more in debt

14 arrested in Etah, 3 in Azamgarh under UP’s anti-conversion law

In Etah, the police arrested eight people on the charge of forcible conversion of a 21-year-old girl and then getting her married.

Bangladesh opens first Islamic school for transgender Muslims

The LGBT community faces widespread discrimination in the South Asian country, with a colonial-era law still in place that punishes gay sex by prison terms, though enforcement is rare.

Bogey of love jihad

A law for regulating interfaith marriages violates the fundamental right of people to choose their partners

Muslims have right kill millions of French people: Former PM of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur: Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday asserted that Muslims have a right to be angry and "kill millions of...

Turkish president dares US to impose economic sanctions

The Turkish leader also mentioned Washington's threat of sanctions after Turkey tested the Russian-made S-400 air defense system. The purchase has already seen Turkey kicked off the F-35 stealth fighter program.

Mecca reopens for limited ‘umrah’ pilgrimage

The umrah, the pilgrimage that can be undertaken at any time, usually attracts millions of Muslims from across the globe each year but it was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mecca to reopen for limited pilgrimages after 7-month pause for virus

The decision to resume the pilgrimage was in response to the "aspirations of Muslims home and abroad" to perform the ritual and visit the holy sites, the interior ministry said last month.

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