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New Delhi, Mar 26: The Supreme Court of India today agreed to examine the constitutional validity of the practices of polygamy and 'nikah halala' among the Muslims and sought responses from the Centre and the Law Commission. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission that an earlier five-judge constitution bench, in its 2017 verdict, had kept open the issue of polygamy...

London, Mar 13: Two London mosques were given special listed status today in recognition of their architectural and historic importance, in a move a government minister said celebrated "the rich heritage of Muslim communities in England". The London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre in Regent's Park, central London, and the Fazl Mosque in the southwest of the British capital were both...

Mumbai, Mar 6: Popular Indian actress Dipika Kakar, who rose to fame as the leading lady in Hindi serial Sasural Simar Ka, has finally admitted that she has embraced while warning people against interfering in her personal life. 31-year-old Deepika, who had her Nikaah with co-star Shoaib Ibrahim on February 22 this year after an elaborate wedding ceremony which included Haldi, Mehendi and Sangeet...

New Delhi, Mar 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India’s youth should associate themselves with the humanitarian aspects of Islam and be able to use modern technology at the same time. Every religion promotes human values, the prime minister said in his address at a conference on ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding & Moderation’, where Jordan’s King Abdullah II was also...

Lucknow, Feb 28: In a show of communal harmony, a noted Muslim cleric here has shifted the timing of the Friday namaz prayers by an hour in order to avoid any clash with Holi revellers and also appealed others to do the same. Imam-e-Eidgah Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahli, who is also executive committee member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), appealed to the imams of...

New Delhi: Days after 23-year-old photographer, Ankit Saxena, was brutally stabbed to death by the family of his Muslim girlfriend in west Delhi's busy area Khyala in full public view, the bereaved father of Ankit said that the murder should not be given a communal twist and exploited to whip up trouble. "I don't want any inflammatory statements. I feel very saddened by what happened, but I don't...

Mysuru, Jan 30: For the first time in its history a remote village in the South Indian state of Karnataka witnessed a rare sea of humanity that created an atmosphere of serenity and devotion with prayers and self-introspection — without any slogans. And the event was the three day All India Mushavarathi Ijtema hosted by Tablighi Jamaat from Saturday to Monday at Adakanahalli Industrial Area near...

In a curious development, a prominent leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD), a political party known for its racist and islamophobic tendencies, has converted to Islam and resigned from his position with the party. Arthur Wagner, a leading member of the far-right party in Germany's eastern German state of Brandenburg, stepped down for "personal reasons", a party spokesperson confirmed...

Pope Francis has used the Christmas Eve Mass to call on the world not to ignore the plight of millions of refugees who are “driven from their land.” Leading a ceremony on Sunday for about 10,000 people in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican City, the head of the Roman Catholic Church compared refugees to Mary and Joseph, who had to travel from the Biblical city of Nazareth to Bethlehem but found...

Mangaluru, Dec 25: Christians across the Rome of the East, as this port city of Mangaluru is referred to, thronged the churches of their respective parishes Monday morning to offer special prayers as part of Christmas celebrations. Bishop of Mangaluru Dr Aloysius Paul D'Souza was the main celebrant of the Christmas Mass at Rosario Cathedral. He briefed the gathering about the significance of the...