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Ministry calls for Istisqa prayer on Thursday

Ministry calls for Istisqa prayer on Thursday

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs called for the performance of Istisqa prayer at the state's mosques on Thursday the 20th of Safar 1439, AH corresponding to November 9, 2017 at 06.01 am.

Indian court commutes death sentences of 11 Muslims

Indian court commutes death sentences of 11 Muslims

The 11 men will instead face life in jail for causing the fire that killed 59 Hindu passengers and set off some of the worst religious violence to hit India since independence.

India's top court tells govt to stop cow vigilantes

India's top court tells govt to stop cow vigilantes

Critics say that extremists emboldened by the current Hindu nationalist government's tough stance on cow slaughter are using beef as a pretext to target the community.

1.4mn pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia before Haj

1.4mn pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia before Haj

More than two million people are expected to participate in this year's Haj, a pillar of Islam that capable Muslims must perform at least once in their lives, which starts next week.

Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as India's vice president

Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as India's vice president

Venkaiah Naidu, a long-time member of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been sworn in as the country's 13th vice president.

Worshippers can return to Al-Aqsa, say Muslim leaders

Worshippers can return to Al-Aqsa, say Muslim leaders

Muslim religious leaders in Jerusalem told worshippers on Thursday that they can once again enter the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Muslims again boycott site over Israeli security measures

Muslims again boycott site over Israeli security measures

Muslims boycotted a Jerusalem holy site for the third day running on Tuesday after Israeli authorities installed metal detectors and cameras at entrances to the sensitive compound following an attack that killed two policemen.

Top Europe court upholds ban on full-face veil in Belgium

Top Europe court upholds ban on full-face veil in Belgium

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face niqab veil in public.

India's top court stays controversial cattle slaughter ban

India's top court stays controversial cattle slaughter ban

India's top court on Tuesday stayed a nationwide ban imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on the sale of cattle for slaughter that had provoked outcry in many states.

India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan's cricket win

India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan's cricket win

Indian police have arrested 15 Muslims and filed sedition charges against them for allegedly celebrating Pakistan's victory against India in cricket's Champions Trophy final.

'We work for the benefit of Nepalese community’

'We work for the benefit of Nepalese community’

Mohammad Ayub Haque is an electrical engineer by profession. After working in Dubai for more than three decades, Haque came to Qatar.

Arab youth disapprove of Trump, see him as anti-Muslim

Arab youth disapprove of Trump, see him as anti-Muslim

A majority of young Arabs see Donald Trump's election as the factor most influencing their region in the next five years, a survey showed, and they expressed concern that the US president was anti-Muslim.