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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...

  • Why does a university-educated student turn to terrorism?

    KARACHI: A top counter-terrorism department official on Sunday said that unaddressed personal issues can befuddle the mind of an educated university student and make him/her easy prey for terror groups...

    The Sindh police counter-terrorism department's (CTD) Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Aamir Farooqi was speaking at a seminar titled "Policing Extremism", part of a weekend-long event called "The Narrative - Karachi Calling" held at...

  • Lindsay Lohan seen carrying Quran in public

    NEW YORK: Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan created quite a stir in the media when she openly carried a copy of the Holy Quran after her first day of community service in Brooklyn on Wednesday...

    A report observed that the actress — who is of Irish and Italian heritage and was raised as a Catholic — held a hard copy of the Holy Book in her arm as she finished a day of office work at a children’s centre mandated by a New York court... ...

  • Authorities remove Holy Quran and Bible from former Indian president Abdul Kalam's memorial

    Indian authorities have removed a copy of the Holy Quran and the Bible from a new statue of a former president after a complaint by a Hindu nationalist party, officials said Tuesday...

    The removal of the books has fuelled a religious row over a carving depicting a Hindu holy book placed next to the statue of Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam at Rameswaram in the southern state of Tamil Nadu...

  • NON-FICTION: THE QURAN AND THE KORAN

    The Koran in English: A Biography is part of the series Lives of Great Religious Books launched by Princeton University Press...

    This series aims to provide biographical introductions to sacred texts and influential religious works such as the Bhagavad Gita, the Biblical books, the Jewish Talmud, Rumi’s Masnavi, etc...

  • 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...

    The library, a legacy of late Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi, was inaugurated by the Viceroy and Governor General of India, Sir Rufus Daniel Issacs, (Earl Of Reading) on March 8, 1924...

  • 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...

    The bill is not only applicable to all institutes owned and controlled by the federal government, but also to all schools in Islamabad...

  • 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...

    But even before it gets off the ground, the idea is likely to face resistance from religious circles...

  • 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 council’s meeting was chaired by its chairman Maulana Mohammad Khan Sheerani...

  • 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)...

    The announcement by the University of Birmingham thrilled Muslim scholars and the local community, which boasts one of the country's largest Muslim populations...

  • 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)...

    The announcement by the University of Birmingham thrilled Muslim scholars and the local community, which boasts one of the country’s largest Muslim populations...

  • 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...

    The Smithsonian's Arthur M...

  • 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...

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