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Muslim pilgrims cast pebbles in ritualistic 'stoning of the devil' as almost million-strong hajj winds down
World

Muslim pilgrims cast pebbles in ritualistic 'stoning of the devil' as almost million-strong hajj winds down

The hajj, usually one of the world's largest annual religious gatherings, is among the five pillars of Islam and must be undertaken by all Muslims with the means at least once in their lives

Muslim spiritual guru from Afghanistan shot dead in Nashik
India

Muslim spiritual guru from Afghanistan shot dead in Nashik

The incident took place at an open plot in the MIDC area of Yeola town, around 200km from Mumbai, the police said

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

Explained: Who are the Pasmanda Muslims that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the BJP to woo?
India

Explained: Who are the Pasmanda Muslims that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the BJP to woo?

Pasmanda, meaning ‘left behind” in Persian, is a term increasingly being used by Muslim associations in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and other parts of India, to describe themselves as historically and socially oppressed by caste

Wife challenges validity of ‘talaq-e-hasan’ in Delhi HC: What is it, how's it different from triple talaq?
India

Wife challenges validity of ‘talaq-e-hasan’ in Delhi HC: What is it, how's it different from triple talaq?

Talaq-e-hasan is the practice by which a Muslim man can divorce his wife by saying the word talaq once a month over a three-month period

Will never allow Talibanisation mindset to surface in India: Ajmer Dargah chief on Udaipur tailor's murder
India

Will never allow Talibanisation mindset to surface in India: Ajmer Dargah chief on Udaipur tailor's murder

Two men with a cleaver killed tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur and posted videos online that said they are avenging an insult to Islam

Insult to National Song in UP's municipal council meeting as burqa-clad women remain seated as song plays
Politics

Insult to National Song in UP's municipal council meeting as burqa-clad women remain seated as song plays

Interestingly, Union Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy, and Fisheries Sanjeev Balyan was also present at the meeting

‘Determined to support’: Dutch politician Geert Wilders on receiving death threats for supporting Nupur Sharma
World

‘Determined to support’: Dutch politician Geert Wilders on receiving death threats for supporting Nupur Sharma

Wilder tweeted that he was neither Indian nor a Hindu but was supporting Nupur Sharma as he believed secularism should not mean that 'demeaning Hindu Gods is justified and telling the truth about Muhammed is not'

Jamiat-Ulema-i-Hind passes resolution against Uniform Civil Code, says any tinkering is against Shariat Law
Politics

Jamiat-Ulema-i-Hind passes resolution against Uniform Civil Code, says any tinkering is against Shariat Law

The Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind' gathered in Uttar Pradesh to discuss issues on mosques in Gyanvapi, Mathura, and monuments such as Qutub Minar

Madhya Pradesh: 5 injured in stone pelting between two groups in Ratlam; security deployed
India

Madhya Pradesh: 5 injured in stone pelting between two groups in Ratlam; security deployed

The injured persons were admitted to nearby health centres and heavy security has been deployed in the village, said the police

In Your Face | Conversion is a primary reason for religious discord in India, must be stopped immediately
Opinion

In Your Face | Conversion is a primary reason for religious discord in India, must be stopped immediately

We need to realise that religion is a map that helps bring us to the door of spirituality; we can either open the door or wander aimlessly looking for God

The strange case of Uniform Civil Code: How lack of political will has reduced it to a mere soundbite
Opinion

The strange case of Uniform Civil Code: How lack of political will has reduced it to a mere soundbite

The idea of a Uniform Civil Code has foundered not so much because of Muslim obstinacy, though that has been a factor, but because of a lack of political will at the Centre under successive regimes of different hues

Bricks thrown in Jahangirpuri; police says no communal issue
India

Bricks thrown in Jahangirpuri; police says no communal issue

Last month, Hindu and Muslim groups clashed with each during a Hanuman Jayanti procession in Jahangirpuri, in which eight police personnel and a local resident were injured

Hyderabad Lynching: Nagaraju’s Muslim wife says she begged onlookers to save husband from her relatives
India

Hyderabad Lynching: Nagaraju’s Muslim wife says she begged onlookers to save husband from her relatives

Ashrin Sulthana claimed that before their marriage, her brother tried to kill her and even attempted to hang her twice. She also said her husband told her brother that he would convert to Muslim and marry her, but he didn't approve

Fulfilling father's last wish, two Hindu sisters donate land worth over Rs 1.5 crore to Eidgah
India

Fulfilling father's last wish, two Hindu sisters donate land worth over Rs 1.5 crore to Eidgah

Brajnandan Prasad Rastogi had confided to his close relatives that he wished to donate four bighas of his agricultural land to an Eidgah for its expansion but died before he could share his last wish with his children

What is Ilhan Omar’s visit to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir trying to hide?
World

What is Ilhan Omar’s visit to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir trying to hide?

Omar’s PoK visit and meeting with former Pakistan PM Imran Khan is so problematic that the US had to officially announce it was an unofficial personal visit and it did not represent any policy change on behalf of the US government

Agra: Mob sets ablaze houses after Muslim man, Hindu woman 'elope'
India

Agra: Mob sets ablaze houses after Muslim man, Hindu woman 'elope'

The girl, who is a class 11 student, went missing on Monday. She was traced two days later by police, but Sajid's whereabouts are not known yet

Ram Navami violence: Why does a Hindu festival anger Muslim fundamentalists?
Opinion

Ram Navami violence: Why does a Hindu festival anger Muslim fundamentalists?

The rise, revival and renaissance of Hinduism is likely to unnerve the fundamentalists of Abrahamic faiths, especially the Islamists

Karnataka halal row: Govt mandates stunning of animals before slaughter
India

Karnataka halal row: Govt mandates stunning of animals before slaughter

The order was issued to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike after complaints were lodged that the rules are not being followed in the city

Dealing with halal hegemony: Answer to religious identitarianism is not competitive identitarianism
India

Dealing with halal hegemony: Answer to religious identitarianism is not competitive identitarianism

It is high time that Hindus stop aping everything that every regressive, identitarian Islamic movement does