Shia clerics announce expulsion of Waseem Rizvi from Islam

New Delhi: All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) and several other Shia organisations have raised  their strong concerns against Waseem Rizvi’s me mischievious decision to move the Supreme Court seeking removal of 26 Quranic verses. In a video message, AISPLB official Dr Yasoob Abbas said that it is wrong to link the Holy Quran with terrorism. ”The Holy Quran says, for you is your religion, and for me is my religion,” he added. He condemned Rizvi’s allegation that the holy book has been amended. Another Shia organisation named Kul Hind Shia Majlis-e-Ulama-o-Zakireen, slammed Rizvi in connection…

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11 Mewati sisters show mettle to break patriarchy, obtain higher education, job

By Hasan Akram New Delhi: Muslim dominated Mewat, one of the most backward regions of the country, will now also be known for producing 11 daughters who strived hard – braving the patriarchal set up – to realise their dream of obtaining higher education and choose their own lifestyle. All of them are well qualified and work in different sectors. Four of them are government school teachers. One of them, who is named Nusrat is a lecturer at Government Polytechnic, Malab, Mewat. Apart from them, sister Razia is an MBA…

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Kerala Muslim League fields woman candidate after 25 years

This time the IUML will be contesting in 27 seats, three more than 2016 elections THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For the first time after 1996, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on Friday announced a woman among the list of its 27 candidates for the April 6 Kerala Assembly polls. In the 1996 Assembly polls, the IUML had fielded Qamrunisa Anwar from the Calicut-2 Assembly constituency but she had lost by less than 9,000 votes. Noorbina Rasheed, a lawyer and senior party leader, has been asked to contest the Kozhikode South seat, held currently…

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Muslim boy thrashed for drinking water at temple

The attack took place in Ghaziabad, a town in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, some 33 kilometers (20 miles) from the capital. The accused, Shringi Nandan Yadav, was apprehended after a disturbing video of the brutal assault was widely shared on social media. The clip shows Yadav asking the victim, Asif, his name and mercilessly thrashing him. “We have arrested one person after the video went viral on social media. We are investigating to find out the exact reason for such behavior,” Varun Kumar, public relations officer for the…

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New Zealand mourn victims of Christchurch mosque shootings

Words will not take away the trauma that families, those who were injured, first responders, passersby who became rescuers and so many others experienced that day, said the country’s Prime Minister Jacinda Adern Christchurch — An official remembrance service was held on Saturday to mourn the 51 victims of the terror attacks at the two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch city in March 2019. Many others were also injured and traumatised in the terror attacks of the day two years ago, which according to Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern was “New Zealand’s…

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