UAE Islamic body OKs vaccines even with pork

The ruling follows growing alarm that use of pork gelatin, a common vaccine ingredient, may hamper vaccination among Muslims who consider the consumption of pork products forbidden under Islamic law.

published on : 23rd December 2020

'Forcible and fraudulent conversion illegal': UP Islamic sect endorses anti-conversion law

A Barelvi sect of Sunni Muslims issued the “fatwa” calling the practice of forcible and fraudulent conversion against the tenet of Islam.

published on : 3rd December 2020

Worried about consequences of the Jinnah portrait at AMU, rather than the portrait itself: Union HRD ministry

The Union human resources development ministry has urged the Aligarh Muslim University to follow the “protocol on display of portraits” but has left it to the University to decide.

published on : 8th May 2018

Majidi and I belong to elite society, says A R Rahman

Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman says he and Iranian auteur Majid Majidi belong to an elite society as they both have got fatwas.

published on : 21st November 2017

'Fatwa' issued on Facebook; announces Rs 5.5 lakh bounty for Tripura CM Manik Sarkar's head

Tripura police have registered a suo motu case after a FB account announced a bounty of Rs.5.5 lakh for anyone who would chop off the head of CM Manik Sarkar.

published on : 18th August 2017

After offering his apology on Azaan issue, Sonu Nigam shaves his head

Earlier today, he accepted headlong a challenge by a West Bengal cleric's fatwa offering Rs.10 lakhs to shave off Nigam's head.

published on : 19th April 2017