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As Nupur lives under threat to her life, Rehmani appears on TV debates and Zubair gets liberal support
India

As Nupur lives under threat to her life, Rehmani appears on TV debates and Zubair gets liberal support

The slogan, ‘Gustakh-e-Rasool ki ek hi saza, sar tan se juda’, is against the core teachings of Islam; not a single verse in the Quran suggests that someone should be killed for disrespecting the Prophet

Saudi Arabia to allow one million hajj pilgrims, both foreign and domestic, this year
World

Saudi Arabia to allow one million hajj pilgrims, both foreign and domestic, this year

Those coming from outside Saudi Arabia will be required to submit a negative Covid-19 PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours of travel.

Israel floods West Bank with troops to hunt down six Palestinian escaped prisoners
World

Israel floods West Bank with troops to hunt down six Palestinian escaped prisoners

Demonstrations were held in several West Bank towns late Wednesday in support of the fugitives. In Nablus, youths set tyres alight during confrontations with Israeli security forces

Mecca reopens for limited 'umrah' pilgrimage after seven month pause due to coronavirus
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Mecca reopens for limited 'umrah' pilgrimage after seven month pause due to coronavirus

The umrah usually attracts millions of Muslims from across the globe each year but it was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic

Saudi Arabia says this year's hajj will not be cancelled, 'very limited' number of people allowed to perform pilgrimage
World

Saudi Arabia says this year's hajj will not be cancelled, 'very limited' number of people allowed to perform pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia said Monday that this year's hajj will not be cancelled, but that due to the coronavirus only 'very limited numbers' of people will be allowed to perform the major Muslim pilgrimage.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Saudi Arabia urges Muslims to hold off on making Hajj plans; country has reported over 1,500 cases
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Saudi Arabia urges Muslims to hold off on making Hajj plans; country has reported over 1,500 cases

In February, the Kingdom took the extraordinary decision to close off the holy cities of Mecca and Medina to foreigners over the coronavirus outbreak

Over 2 million Muslims from all over the world begin annual hajj pilgrimage on Sunday
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Over 2 million Muslims from all over the world begin annual hajj pilgrimage on Sunday

Over 2 million Muslims from Saudi Arabia and other parts of the world began their annual hajj pilgrimage on Sunday

Canada Hajj pilgrims, Saudi students face uncertainty due to diplomatic row; Ottawa's allies remain silent
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Canada Hajj pilgrims, Saudi students face uncertainty due to diplomatic row; Ottawa's allies remain silent

Riyadh abruptly severed diplomatic and trade ties earlier in August in response to Canada's demand the release of civil society activists in the kingdom.

Govt announces reduction in airfare for Haj pilgrims, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi calls it 'empowerment without appeasement'
India

Govt announces reduction in airfare for Haj pilgrims, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi calls it 'empowerment without appeasement'

The government on Tuesday announced a significant reduction in airfare for those going on the Haj, a month after it scrapped subsidies for the pilgrimage

Haj subsidy ends: BJP plays to Hindutva gallery but there is no real money for minority welfare
Politics

Haj subsidy ends: BJP plays to Hindutva gallery but there is no real money for minority welfare

Since there is unlikely to be any actual saving, only the government can explain how it intends to spend the money diverted from the Haj subsidy on welfare schemes?

Turkey summons UAE diplomat over tweet on misdoings of 'ancestors of Recep Tayyip Erdogan'
India

Turkey summons UAE diplomat over tweet on misdoings of 'ancestors of Recep Tayyip Erdogan'

Turkey summoned a senior UAE diplomat to complain about a tweet by an Emirati minister that infuriated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Donald Trump surveys Texas as Hurricane Harvey paralyses Houston, says damage is of 'epic proportion'
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Donald Trump surveys Texas as Hurricane Harvey paralyses Houston, says damage is of 'epic proportion'

President Donald Trump visited Texas on Tuesday to survey damage from the first major natural disaster to test his leadership in a crisis.

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Qatari pilgrims' entry into Saudi Arabia allowed only from two airports
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Gulf diplomatic crisis: Qatari pilgrims' entry into Saudi Arabia allowed only from two airports

Saudi Arabia announced that Qatari pilgrims will be allowed access to Saudi Arabia via only two designated airports, media reports said on Sunday.

Mecca bombing: Iran condemns attack, offers help to Saudi Arabia to tackle terrorism
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Mecca bombing: Iran condemns attack, offers help to Saudi Arabia to tackle terrorism

Iran on Saturday condemned a suicide bombing near Islam's holiest site in Mecca and offered Saudi Arabia its assistance in tackling terrorism despite their severed ties.

Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to pray at Western Wall
World

Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to pray at Western Wall

Jerusalem: With a black skullcap on his head, Donald Trump prayed at the Western Wall in the Old City of East Jerusalem, becoming the first sitting US president to visit one of the most sacred sites in Judaism.

Muslim outfits stage protest, express solidarity with Zakir Naik
India

Muslim outfits stage protest, express solidarity with Zakir Naik

Several Muslim outfits staged a protest on Saturday, expressing solidarity with controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and criticised the Centre and the Maharashtra government for trying to "stifle" the voice of a man of "peace and harmony."

12 Pakistani nationals among 19 people arrested over recent Saudi attacks
World

12 Pakistani nationals among 19 people arrested over recent Saudi attacks

Nineteen people, including 12 Pakistani nationals, have been arrested in Saudi Arabia following suicide attacks on Monday, including one near Islam's second-holiest site in the city of Medina, the kingdom's Interior Ministry has said.

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq condemns Medina mosque attack
World

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq condemns Medina mosque attack

The Mirwaiz asked the Muslim leadership across the world to stand united against the menace of terrorism and extremism.

Is Ramzan a time for terror? Most deplorably to Muslims, that's what jihadis think
World

Is Ramzan a time for terror? Most deplorably to Muslims, that's what jihadis think

While the numbers don't prove that terrorist attacks happen only during Ramzan, but over the years, such attacks have been increasing.

Suicide bombers target holy site of Medina in Saudi Arabia
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Suicide bombers target holy site of Medina in Saudi Arabia

Three suicide bombers struck in Saudi Arabia on Monday near mosque in Medina in a rare incidence of multiple attacks in the kingdom.