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    Pakistan Religion Before Islam And After

  • Less religion, more religion

    STATES and societies are struggling to find ways to deal with religion — or religious thought, to be precise...

    While most states see religion as a challenge, for the common man the attraction of religion is increasing...

  • Bangladesh court to hear petition challenging Islam as state religion

    DHAKA: The Bangladesh High Court will this month hear a writ petition that was initially filed 28 years ago, challenging the constitutional amendment that gave ‘Islam’ status of the state’s religion...

    The development comes amidst a crackdown by the Bangladesh government against ‘militants and extremists’ behind the ‘Islamist violence’ that has recently gripped the country – liberal activists, members of minority Muslim sects and...

  • Matli SHO helps Hindu family convert to Islam, vows to continue 'efforts for religion'

    Riaz Ahmed Bijarani, the station house officer (SHO) of Matli police station in Badin district, on Wednesday said that seven members of a Hindu family have converted to Islam through his efforts...

    Bijarani informed Dawn that the family — comprising three adults and four minors aged 5, 8, 10 and 12 years, respectively — entered into the fold of Islam after reciting the kalma at the hand of prayer leader Moulana Mazhar Depar...

  • ‘We should all be like doctors, who don’t ask patients’ religion before treating them’

    KARACHI: “The people of India thrived in a pluralistic society from the time of Ashoka until the British arrived there and started their divide and rule policy,” said historian Dr Mubarak Ali on Saturday...

    He was speaking at a national symposium titled ‘Medical sciences, spirituality and mental health’ organised by the United Medical and Dental College (UMDC) in collaboration with the Dow University of Health Sciences...

  • Family in India converts to Islam after being ostracised by Hindu community

    A Hindu man and his children in India's Madhya Pradesh state converted to Islam after facing years of "social boycott" on account of his wife being of the Muslim faith, Hindustan Times reported on Friday...

    Twenty-eight years ago, Vinod Prakash Khare, 51, married a Muslim woman who took up a Hindu name after the nuptials, the India daily reported...

  • Muslim Americans fear demonisation of Islam after mass shooting

    DEARBORN: Muslim Americans fear their religion will be demonised and Islamophobia will spread after a young Muslim couple was accused of carrying out one of the bloodiest mass killings in the United States...

    Across the country, Muslim Americans responded with shock and outrage after a shooting in which authorities said Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, stormed a holiday party attended by San Bernardino County employees...

  • Outrage spreads after bombing at Islam's holy site

    RIYADH: Outrage spread on Tuesday after a deadly suicide bombing at Islam's second-holiest site in the Saudi city of Medina, one of three attacks in the kingdom on a single day...

    Religious and political leaders across the Middle East denounced the attack near the Prophet's (PBUH) Mosque that left four dead and came as Muslims prepare for the feast this week marking the end of the holy month Ramazan...

  • ‘Christianity to Islam and back’: Woman moves court against father

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday sought assistance of the Punjab advocate general on a petition of a Christian woman seeking action against her father for changing religion twice...

    Aneela Saleem filed the petition through Advocate Aftab Bajwa stating that her father Saleem Nazeer converted to Islam, married a Christian woman and converted her too...

  • Saudi Arabia bans selfies, photos and videos at Islam's holiest sites

    The Saudi Arabian government has banned pilgrims from taking photos and videos using any devices for any purpose at Makkah's Grand Mosque and Masjid-i-Nabvi (Peace be upon him) in Madinah...

    The development surfaces days after Russian-born Israeli Jew Ben Tzion posted a selfie of a visit to Masjid-i-Nabvi (PBUH), prompting backlash from certain individuals on social media, leading Instagram to suspend his account...

  • Islam and tribalism

    WHAT do Afghanistan, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Mali, northern Nigeria, Pakistan’s tribal areas and Yemen have in common?They all have Muslim populations, are socially backward, mistreat women, and have a profound distrust of reason and modern education...

    Above all, they are tribal societies that use Islam to rationalise and uphold archaic tribal values and laws...

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