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  • French police face worst nightmare: an attacker they never saw coming Oct 17, 2020 09:49 PM IST

    French police face worst nightmare: an attacker they never saw coming

    The government says about 20,000 people in France are on the intelligence agencies' "Fiche S", a watchlist of people of posing a security risk to the country. Abdoulakh A. was not on the list at all.

  • Sudan army rulers want to retain Sharia as legal guide May 08, 2019 08:40 AM IST

    Sudan army rulers want to retain Sharia as legal guide

    Under ousted leader Omar al-Bashir, Sudan saw the Islamic law applied at random with the constitution.

  • Lok Sabha polls will see 'Islam vs Bhagwan', 'Pakistan vs India': BJP MLA Apr 13, 2018 03:15 PM IST

    Lok Sabha polls will see 'Islam vs Bhagwan', 'Pakistan vs India': BJP MLA

    The saffron party legislator from Bairia had stirred a row on April 11 when he defended MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar who allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl last year.

  • SC asks father of Kerala woman to produce her on November 27 Oct 30, 2017 02:21 PM IST

    SC asks father of Kerala woman to produce her on November 27

    A bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, asked senior advocate Shyam Divan, representing the father of the woman, to ensure that she is produced that day for interaction with the bench, which is likely to ascertain her mental stage and whether she had given free consent to the marriage.

  • India will become Islamic nation by 2027 if Muslim population continued to grow: Hindu Yuva Vahini leader Oct 30, 2017 08:32 AM IST

    India will become Islamic nation by 2027 if Muslim population continued to grow: Hindu Yuva Vahini leader

    The right-wing organisation was founded by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in 2002 and he is also the chief patron of the outfit.

  • More than 1.7 million Muslims gather for start of hajj Aug 30, 2017 02:47 PM IST

    More than 1.7 million Muslims gather for start of hajj

    At the start of hajj today, pilgrims began circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca and carrying out rites believed to trace the footsteps of the prophets Ibrahim and Ismail Abraham and Ishmael in the Bible.

  • Supreme Court to examine if triple talaq is enforceable fundamental right May 11, 2017 11:09 AM IST

    Supreme Court to examine if triple talaq is enforceable fundamental right

    A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said it would look into the aspect whether triple talaq is part of an "enforceable" fundamental right to practice religion by Muslims.

  • No deadline for introduction of Sharia banking in India: RBI Apr 09, 2017 12:26 PM IST

    No deadline for introduction of Sharia banking in India: RBI

    Islamic or Sharia banking is a finance system based on the principles of not charging interest, which is prohibited under Islam.

  • Indian-Americans are a success in the US: Raja Krishnamoorthi Feb 03, 2017 12:02 PM IST

    Indian-Americans are a success in the US: Raja Krishnamoorthi

    "You are a success in the greatest country that the world has ever known the United States of America. I stand on your soulders to reach for the stars," Krishnamoorthi said in his address to Indian-American community of the greater Washington area gathered here in one of its suburbs in Virginia to celebrate India's Republic Day.

  • Islamic finance nears final standard for gold-based products Nov 08, 2016 10:57 AM IST

    Islamic finance nears final standard for gold-based products

    Gold has been treated mostly as a currency in Islamic finance, limiting its use to spot transactions, while consumer demand for gold in the Middle East region has actually fallen in recent years.

  • Explainer: Deconstructing Islamic Finance & what it means for us Sep 06, 2016 09:56 AM IST

    Explainer: Deconstructing Islamic Finance & what it means for us

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said it will work with the government to introduce interest-free banking, as part of its efforts to improve financial inclusion. Moneycontrol tries to answer some of the commonly asked questions relating to Islamic finance.

  • HC allows women's entry in Haji Ali dargah's sanctum sanctorum Aug 26, 2016 04:04 PM IST

    HC allows women's entry in Haji Ali dargah's sanctum sanctorum

    Under these Articles, a person has the fundamental right to practice any religion he or she wants. They prohibit discrimination on grounds of religion, gender and so on, and provide freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion.

  • Islamic State group claims Nice attacker as a 'soldier' Jul 16, 2016 06:44 PM IST

    Islamic State group claims Nice attacker as a 'soldier'

    The Islamic State group claimed today that the Tunisian man who barreled his truck into a crowd in the French resort city of Nice was a "soldier" of the group.

  • French police arrest three in Nice raid after truck attack Jul 16, 2016 03:16 PM IST

    French police arrest three in Nice raid after truck attack

    French authorities were still trying to determine whether the 31-year old Tunisian driver of the vehicle had acted alone or with accomplices, and whether his motives were connected to radical Islam.

  • Pakistanis hunt militants behind blast that killed at least 70 Mar 28, 2016 01:13 PM IST

    Pakistanis hunt militants behind blast that killed at least 70

    The attack on Sunday evening in a busy park in the eastern city of Lahore, the powerbase of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, killed mostly women and children enjoying an Easter weekend outing. Pakistan is a majority-Muslim state but has a Christian population of more than 2 million.

  • Iraq exports first natural gas shipment in its history Mar 21, 2016 07:42 AM IST

    Iraq exports first natural gas shipment in its history

    The move revives a long-sought ambition by Iraq to be a gas exporter, thanks to a joint venture with Anglo-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Japan's Mitsubishi Corp.

  • Jail to jihad:Indonesian prisons a breeding ground for militancy Jan 19, 2016 10:23 AM IST

    Jail to jihad:Indonesian prisons a breeding ground for militancy

    Afif's graduation from jailbird to jihadi shines a light on a prison system where staff shortages, overcrowding and corruption have allowed extremists to mingle and emerge as determined killers in the name of Islam.

  • Saudi Arabia vs Iran: The oil war that isn't coming Jan 05, 2016 09:17 AM IST

    Saudi Arabia vs Iran: The oil war that isn't coming

    Saudi Arabia announced Monday that it will sever all commercial ties with Iran, a day after the kingdom said it would cut diplomatic relations with Iran.

  • Charlie Hebdo: Back off but watch Islamic discourse closely Jan 08, 2015 03:01 PM IST

    Charlie Hebdo: Back off but watch Islamic discourse closely

    Islam and Christianity have had more problems reconciling faith and reason because they have a holy book that says this is the only truth. But no book can contain the entire truth. In fact the search for absolute truth is as pointless as the search for any kind of absolutes.

  • Muslims to combat ISIS on human values, not scripture? Nov 26, 2014 04:24 PM IST

    Muslims to combat ISIS on human values, not scripture?

    A close look at the Islamic clerics‘ open letter to al-Baghdadi offers us a reason to wonder why it needs an interpretation of the Koran to stop ISIS, and why this may not do much to prevent the emergence of the next al-Baghdadi.

  • Muslim-based parties may change basics of Indian politics Oct 22, 2014 06:10 PM IST

    Muslim-based parties may change basics of Indian politics

    In the past, the Muslim vote in Maharashtra either went to the Congress, NCP or the Samajwadi party (in pockets of Mumbai and Bhiwandi). This time, the AIMIM has replaced the Samajwadi party as the preferred choice among Muslim-only parties. In 2009, the Samajwadi party got three seats; this time it got only one.

  • 'Love Jihad': Improbability & challenge of conversion Sep 02, 2014 04:30 PM IST

    'Love Jihad': Improbability & challenge of conversion

    Leaving aside some anecdotal incidents of inter-communal love and conversions to Islam resulting from these liaisons, the fact is if 'Love Jihad' is actually an organised system to obtain converts, it is a sign of desperation in those seeking to use this route to change demography. I propose to explain why through some hypotheses.

  • What does Mira Nair's film 'The Fundamentalist' portray? May 25, 2013 12:19 PM IST

    What does Mira Nair's film 'The Fundamentalist' portray?

    Mira Nair as a filmmaker is difficult to pinpoint into any one genre; she doesn‘t aspire to main line Bollywood and neither are her films the conventional Hollywood films.

  • Shiva trilogy changed my life by 180 degrees: Tripathi Apr 15, 2013 09:00 PM IST

    Shiva trilogy changed my life by 180 degrees: Tripathi

    Author Amish Tripathi or Amish as he prefers to be called is now the stuff of Indian publishing legend. The latest in Shiva Trilogy “The Oath of the Vayuputras” sold five lakh copies within a week of publication and cumulative sales of the Trilogy have clocked Rs 40 crore.

  • Paris activist to test taboos with gay-friendly mosque Nov 29, 2012 09:56 PM IST

    Paris activist to test taboos with gay-friendly mosque

    Europe's first gay and lesbian-friendly mosque opens on Friday in an eastern Paris suburb, in a challenge to mainstream Islam's long tradition of condemning same-sex relationships.

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