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A Saudi father pardoned his son’s killer if he successfully memorized the Holy Quran, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. Rabi’a al-Dousary, father of the slain young man named Abdullah, promised to pardon the convicted felon, Faisal al-Ameri, if he successfully memorized all of the Holy Quran before leaving prison, al-Yawm Saudi newspaper reported.

By Reuters ISTANBUL Western opposition has made it impossible for Muslim states to obtain a ban on blasphemy, including anti-Islamic videos and cartoons that have touched off deadly riots, the Islamic world’s top diplomat said. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), said his 57-nation body would not try again for […]

By Associated Press RIYADH Saudi Arabia has announced that the Islamic hajj pilgrimage, which attracts around 3 million Muslims worldwide each year, will begin on Thursday, Oct. 25. The kingdom’s High Court, comprised of religious scholars who serve as judges, announced Tuesday that Eid al-Adha celebrations coinciding with the pilgrimage will start on Oct. 26. […]

As Haryana witnessed another rape – the 15th in a month, former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala on Wednesday backed the idea of Khap panchayats to reduce the marriageable age of boys and girls to 16 years to curb incidents of sexual assault. Video: Stop rapes, cut marriage age: Chautala After submitting a memorandum to […]

For years, many Salafis — “salaf” means predecessors — had avoided politics and embraced autocrats as long as they were Muslims. But over the past eight months, clusters of worshipers across the Middle East have morphed into powerful Salafi movements that are tapping into the disillusionment and disorder of transitions. A new Salafi Crescent, radiating […]

New Delhi: A commemorative postal stamp for Shaikhul Islam Maulana Husain Ahmad Madani, a pioneer of the freedom struggle and Darul Uloom Deoband’s Shaikhul Hadees and a strong opponent of India’s partition and the two-nation theory of the Muslim League and Hindu Mahasabha, was released here by the Union HRD more