Friday, Dec 09, 2022



Prominent German mosque to sound call to prayer for first time

October 14, 2022 5:10 pm

Until now, the call to prayer was heard only inside the building. On Friday, it is to be broadcast by loudspeaker and will be audible outside, though authorities stipulated that it should be limited to 60 decibels for nearby residents.

Azaan row: Bengaluru police begin seizing mics from places of worship

April 06, 2022 8:02 am

City police commissioner Kamal Pant said that 301 religious places, including temples, churches and mosques, have been issued notices in Bengaluru and asked to stick to the rules on noise as per the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB).

Gujarat: Petitioner to withdraw PIL seeking ban on mosque loudspeakers

March 31, 2022 2:58 pm

The petition had stated that the use of loudspeakers for prayer calls encroaches upon the fundamental rights of the petitioner and sought the court’s directions to the appropriate authority to ban it all over Gujarat.

HC notice to Gujarat as PIL seeks ban on loudspeakers at mosques

February 16, 2022 5:22 am

The PIL, moved by Gandhina-gar-based doctor Dharmendra Prajapati, states that in Sector 5C where he resides, “persons of Muslim community were coming for prayer at different time... and they use loud speakers that cause great inconvenience and disturbance to nearby residents".

Sanctions on Iran block US mosque from claiming religious tiles

August 11, 2021 10:47 am

Imam of a northern Virginia mosque is asking the Biden administration to release a set of religious tiles that were confiscated after they were deemed to violate sanctions on Iran.

With a message, Godhra mosques look to boost vaccination

March 26, 2021 5:49 am

Despite the administration setting up a vaccination centre at the Covid Care Centre run by the Al Hayat trust of the community, but rumours about the 'harmful content' of the vaccine have meant that the beneficiaries have refused to turn up.

SC notice to Centre, Muslim bodies on Pune woman's plea seeking entry of women in mosques

May 21, 2020 10:54 pm

In response to a petition filed by a Pune resident seeking directions for permitting Muslim women to enter mosques, the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday issued notices to 10 parties including the Union government, Central Waqf Board Council, All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Jamiat Ulama I Hind and Darul Uloom Deoband.

Gujarat mosques step in to emphasise importance of vaccination

July 14, 2018 9:27 am

Mosques in Vadodara and central Gujarat joined hands with doctors on Friday to deliver a message in their sermons about the need to administer vaccines to children.

Mosques can't be handed over just because clerics say so, says AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi

August 14, 2017 10:50 am

"Masjids can be managed by Shia, Sunni, Barelvi, Sufi, Deobandi, Salafi, Bohri but they are not owners ALLAH is the owner even AIMPLB (All India Muslim Personal Law Board) cannot give," Owaisi posted on social networking site Twitter on Sunday.

17 mosques in Kerala's Malappuram to have azaan only once in a day

June 15, 2017 1:31 pm

Under the arrangement, the mosques have decided to deliver only a single azaan - the call for prayer recited five times - from the biggest mosque, Valiya Juma Masjid. The other mosques will only repeat it without any use of loud speakers.