Islam News

Explained: The crescent in 'Islamic' flags

The crescent, or ‘Hilaal’ in Arabic, is the curved shape of the waning moon, and is used by many Muslims as a means of cultural and political expression.

Maharashtra: Student leaves home 'to embrace Islam', police suspect radicalisation

The family of Jagdish Dalaram Parihar, which has filed a missing complaint, told the police that he had called up his brother to say that he was going to embrace Islam as he "dislikes" Hinduism, a police official said.


Algeria bans wearing of full-face veils at work

Most Algerian women do not wear the niqab, a custom imported from more traditionally conservative Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, but the decision is likely to be criticized by Algeria's Salafists minority.

Baghpat: Muslim family converts to Hinduism, cites ‘no support’

Sivraj Singh Chauhan, chief of Yuva Hindu Vahini-Bharat, said, “Our outfit was formed for welfare of our Hindu brothers. We also help those who want a ghar wapsi and this was why our activists in Baghpat have helped a Muslim family in conversion.”

'I am a Muslim Indian and I am not the problem'

Hate is being mainstreamed by the very people responsible to maintain harmony, to bridge divides. That hate is the problem. I am not the problem.

Uttar Pradesh: Tricked, made to embrace Islam, says woman married for 10 years

Sardhana police station house officer Dilip Kumar said that the FIR was registered against the husband under the IPC sections for rape, assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty and cheating, among others.


Saudi clerics use Twitter, textbooks to spread hate, says Human Rights Watch

HRW said hate speech against Shiites has had "fatal consequences" across the region, employed by groups including the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda as justification for targeting Shiite civilians and religious sites in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere.

Angela Merkel defends refugee policy, says Islam belongs to Germany

Angela Merkel called for cooperation with Turkey, Libya, Niger and other countries in solving refugee and immigration issues, and in the meantime opening channels for legal immigration.

SC to Muslim Board: Can you give wife an option in contract to say no to triple talaq?

The bench is hearing seven petitions, including five filed by Muslim women, challenging the practice of triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala.

China warns people to shun practise of Islam, stick to 'Marxist Atheism'

President Jinping’s warning is directed at the Uyghurs, who in recent times, have become very aggressive in their protests against the state.