“We can seek guidance from this Fatwa for building a national narrative in order to curb extremism in keeping with the golden principles of Islam.”
What does it mean to spend days, months, years – an entire lifetime even – in forced exile?
In the nineteenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the rumours in mainstream media regarding a fatwa on Nahid Afreen and the law ministry’s own TV channel.
The campaign against Shaan Taseer shows that the intolerant atmosphere that led to his father’s untimely death has not ebbed.
Saudi Arabia’s top clerical body issued a fatwa in 2001 that declared the Pokemon game franchise un-Islamic, saying it promotes gambling and the theory of evolution.
Pakistan’s deeply stigmatised transgender community was only granted equal rights in 2012, and still faces widespread abuse and harassment. Homosexuality remains criminalised, meaning that many transgender persons still suffer legal discrimination.
Saudi Arabia’s UN Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi reiterated his denials that Riyadh threatened the UN chief over the blacklist.
UN Chief Backpedaled Amid Funding Cut-Off, Fatwa Risk Over Blacklisting of Yemen’s Saudi-Led Coalition
Diplomats and human rights groups alike called out Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for giving into demands and threats from member countries, recognising that it set a dangerous precedent for future workings of the United Nations.
The Raza Academy has no business issuing a fatwa against Rahman. They issue a statement and it gets called a fatwa
A group of scholars, activists and media persons – including historian Romila Thapar, theatre artist M.K. Raina and economist C.P. Chandrasekhar – have expressed solidarity with music composer A.R. Rahman. A fatwa has been issued by the Raza Academy against Rahman for composing music for the Iranian film ‘Muhammad: Messenger […]