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Saudi Arabia 'detains' more preachers and activists

Saudi Arabia 'detains' more preachers and activists

Activists circulated lists of people detained on social media showing the number had risen to around 30 on Wednesday, including some with no clear links to Islamist activity or obvious history of opposition.

Pakistani clerics declare transgender marriages legal under Islamic law

Pakistani clerics declare transgender marriages legal under Islamic law

A group of clerics in Pakistan has declared marriage between transgender individuals permissible in Islam, saying they have a right to be buried in Muslim ceremonies ...

Bangladesh clerics issue fatwa on Islamist killings

Bangladesh clerics issue fatwa on Islamist killings

Bangladeshi clerics said yesterday they have issued a fatwa against the killings of minorities and secular campaigners in the mainly Muslim country...

Pakistani clerics issue fatwa against honour killings

Pakistani clerics issue fatwa against honour killings

An influential group of Pakistani clerics have issued a fatwa against honour killings, with a spokesman calling them "unethical and unjustifiable" on Monday following a series of attacks on women.

Pakistani clerics declare 'honour killing' against Islam

Pakistani clerics declare 'honour killing' against Islam

A group of Pakistani clerics has issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, declaring ‘honour killing’ over perceived damage to a family's reputation against the teaching of Islam ...

Iran's new parliament has more women than clerics

Iran's new parliament has more women than clerics

Iran's new parliament will have more women than clerics when its members are sworn in next month, a first in the Islamic republic and a sign of the country's evolving politics.