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This Old Delhi town crier keeps alive a dying tradition during Ramzan

The job of town crier is rare but not new. It dates back to a time when there was no access to alarm clocks or mobile phones and needed someone who would ensure that people wake up on time. The remnants of this dying tradition still remain in some form in Old Delhi.

West Delhi’s Jama Masjid: Security cover for namaz at mosque under repair

On Thursday, a mahapanchayat for members of the Tyagi community saw tempers flare, as participants called for the ouster of Muslims from the area and their “social boycott”.


Tyre burnt inside heritage mosque; FIR filed, ASI probes

The case was registered after the representatives of Muslim community in Godhra submitted a memorandum to Panchmahal district collector and superintendent of police demanding strict action against those involved in the incident.

At Jaipur’s Jama Masjid, women get dedicated space to offer namaz

The designated place is located on the mosque’s first floor.

From Biryani to gur-ka-sharbat: Ramzan celebration at Jama Masjid is a delight for foodies

Ramzan nights glow with colourful stories across India. In Old Delhi, a gur ka sharbat sells for Rs 5.

Redevelopment of Jama Masjid: HC seeks PWD response

The petitioners alleged inaction on the part of the authorities in putting into effect the redevelopment plan.


Jama Masjid warns against ‘plot’, anoints Shahi Imam Bukhari's son

In an uncharacteristically sedate speech, Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari recounted his family’s “400-year-old tradition”.

Delhi HC: Anointment of Bukhari son won’t create right in his favour

No need to restrain dastarbandi ceremony since it’s at Imam’s house: Court

Friend, philosopher and imam

The question of hereditary imams raises complex legal and religious questions.

Three petitions seek stay on Imam Bukhari naming son as deputy

The pleas claim that the post of the Naib Imam is also under the authority of the Waqf Board and cannot be claimed by any person.

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Illuminated Jama Masjid during Ramadaan

As the holy month of Ramzan began on Monday, the Jama Masjid area of Delhi was illuminated with lights.

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif offers prayers at Jama Masjid

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday offered prayers at the historic Jama Masjid.


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Innocent Muslims should not be harassed: Bukhari tells PM Modi

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Concerned over the detention made by security forces of Muslim youth allegedly linked to Islamic State (ISIS), Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought assurance that innocent Muslims would not be harassed in the name of Islamic State terrorists. Bhukari said that the entire Muslim community is against terrorism and added that stringent punishment should be not be given just for writing something on Facebook. He added that the minority character of the Aligarh Muslim University and the Jamia Milia Islamia were also discussed and said that Prime Minister Modi has promised to look into the matter.