Bahrain strips top Shia cleric Isa Qassim of citizenship

Manama, June 20 : Top shia cleric of Bahrain on Monday was stripped by the Sunni-ruled Bahrain of his citizenship, state media report. An interior ministry statement accused Sheikh Isa Qassim of using his position to “serve foreign interests” and promote “sectarianism and violence,” BBC reported. The cleric, who holds the religious rank of Ayatollah, […]

Jamia Millia to exhibit rare manuscripts of Quran

New Delhi, June 20 : A rare collection of Quran manuscripts dating back from 15th to 20th centuries will be on a display at two-week long exhibition beginning on Tuesday at the Jamia Millia Islamia University here. “The exhibition, ‘Holy Quran — Treasure of Knowledge’, will also display rare published translations of the Quran in […]

Thai PM offers prayers at Bodh Gaya

Patna, June 18 : Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha on Saturday visited Bodh Gaya and prayed at the Mahabodhi temple, Buddhists’ holiest shrine, officials said. Gaya District Magistrate Kumar Ravi said Prayut Chan-o-Cha, who arrived at Bodh Gaya international airport on Saturday morning, offered prayers and circumambulated the Mahabodhi tree under which Lord Buddha is […]

I chose to convert to Islam, says Pakistan’s Kalash girl

Islamabad, June 17 : A day after clashes broke out in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa between Muslims and people of the Kalash tribe over “forced conversion” of a Kalash girl to Islam, the girl clarified that she embraced Islam of her own will. Reena, a Kalash girl in Chitral, said in a statement that she decided to […]

Muslims help Christians in Pakistan to build church

Islamabad, June 17 : In a significant display of communal harmony, Muslims in Pakistan’s Punjab province are helping their fellow Christian in raising funds to build a church that was allegedly damaged by a mob. In 2009, Gojra city in near Faisalabad became a fiery furnace after nine people including a bridegroom and bride were […]