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  • Pakistan summons Norwegian envoy to protest desecration of Holy Quran

    The Foreign Office on Saturday summoned the ambassador of Norway to convey the "deep concern" of the government and people of Pakistan over an incident of desecration of the Holy Quran in the Norwegian city of Kristiansand...

    During the meeting, Pakistan’s condemnation of the action was reiterated, a statement issued by the FO said...

  • NON-FICTION: THE QURAN AND THE KORAN

    In this case, we see how people in other times encountered the Holy Quran and how they struggled with it, we witness social and political dimensions and we acknowledge the immense influence this book continues to wield...

    Lawrence, is a professor at Duke University and particularly suited to this task — among his credentials is an earlier book on the Quran titled The Quran: A Biography...

  • Quran Gallery at Bahawalpur’s central library

    BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan Army has recently established a Quran Gallery at the city’s historic Central Library (formerly Sadiq Reading Library), a heritage of former State of Bahawalpur...

    Chief Librarian Rana Javed Iqbal told Dawn that the venue for establishment of the Quran Gallery was selected after thorough deliberations...

  • NA approves compulsory teaching of Quran in schools

    The National Assembly on Wednesday approved the Compulsory Teaching of the Holy Quran Bill 2017, which will make Quranic education compulsory for Grade 1 through Grade 12 in all federal educational institutions in the country...

    Under the new bill, Naazrah Quran will be taught in Grades 1 through Grade 5, while the Holy Quran will be taught from Grades 6 through Grade 12 with a simple translation and according to a schedule...

  • Plan to teach Quran with translation may hit snags

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government plans to start teaching the Holy Quran at educational institutions, after the summer holidays, from the primary to higher-secondary level...

    “We will start teaching the Holy Quran at 18,000 of our non-formal schools all across the country,” Balighur Rehman, Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training, told Dawn...

  • CII to discuss inclusion of Quran in syllabus

    ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Tuesday constituted a sub-committee which will look into the government’s proposal to include teachings of Quran in schools syllabus...

    The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training had sent a set of books which contain Quran verses with translation to the CII for vetting...

  • Proposal to include Quran in syllabus rejected

    ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Wednesday rejected the government’s proposal to include teachings of Quran in schools syllabus...

    The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training had sent a set of books which contain Quran verses with translation to the CII for vetting...

  • British university reveals Quran parchment among oldest

    LONDON: A British university disclosed on Wednesday that scientific tests prove a Quran manuscript in its collection is one of the oldest known and may have been written close to the time of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)...

    “Parts of the Quran that are contained in those fragments are very similar indeed to the Quran as we have it today...

  • Varsity claims its Quran parchment is among oldest

    LONDON: A British university disclosed on Wednesday that scientific tests prove a manuscript of the holy Quran in its collection is one of the oldest known and may have been written close to the time of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him)...

    “Parts of the Quran that are contained in those fragments are very similar indeed to the Quran as we have it today...

  • Smithsonian to host first major US Quran exhibition

    WASHINGTON: The Holy Quran, revered by Muslims globally, is the centrepiece of a first-of-its-kind exhibition in the United States as the Smithsonian displays exquisitely decorated manuscripts from one of the top Quran collections...

    Islam and the Quran may come up during debates and discussions, but Massumeh Farhad, chief curator at the Sackler and Freer and curator of Islamic art, says this exhibition is a chance to present a...

  • Hindu man held in Ghotki for ‘desecrating’ Holy Quran

    BADIN: A Hindu man was arrested for allegedly desecrating Holy Quran following massive protests and shutdown by Muslim community in Ghotki District of Sindh, police said on Tuesday...

    Daharki police said a Hindu man was “caught and handed over” to them by the residents of village Mehrab Samejo for allegedly “desecrating” Holy Quran...

  • Dhaka cafe attackers spared hostages who could recite Quran

    DHAKA: Militants who stormed into a Bangladesh cafe overnight had asked the hostages to recite verses from the Holy Quran and those who failed to do so were tortured...

    Rezaul Karim, father of Hasnat Karim who was held hostage inside Holey Artisan Bakery in the diplomatic zone for over 10 hours, told The Daily Star that the hostages who could recite a verse or two from the Quran were spared, while others were tortured...

  • ‘Junaid was supporting Quran project’

    BAHAWALPUR: Late Junaid Jamshed was interested in the launch of the proposed Quran project across the country and had pledged his full support to the government in making it a success...

    According to him, under the proposed project the teaching of Quran with translation would become a compulsory subject from class one to 12...

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