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Muslims: Adherents of Islam
Muslims are people who follow or practice Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion. Muslims consider the Quran, their holy book, to be the verbatim word of God as revealed to the Islamic prophet and messenger Muhammad. The majority of Muslims also follow the teachings and practices of Muhammad (sunnah) as recorded in traditional accounts (hadith). "Muslim" is an Arabic word meaning "submitter".

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Plea in SC challenging new law on 'triple talaq'

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the newly enacted law which makes the practice of instant divorce through 'triple talaq' among Muslims a punishable offence entailing..
IndiaTimes - Published

Myanmar troops' sexual violence against Rohingya shows 'genocidal intent': U.N. report

Sexual violence committed by Myanmar troops against Rohingya women and girls in 2017 was an indication of the military's genocidal intent to destroy the mainly Muslim ethnic minority, United Nations..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Muslims

Netanyahu took 'page out of Trump's book' - Tlaib [Video]Netanyahu took 'page out of Trump's book' - Tlaib

Democratic Muslim-American congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar told reporters in Minnesota on Monday that Israel's move to restrict their travel in the region pits Muslim and Jewish people..

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Tlaib says Netanyahu took 'page out of Trump's book' [Video]Tlaib says Netanyahu took 'page out of Trump's book'

Democratic Muslim-American congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar told reporters in Minnesota on Monday that Israel's move to restrict their travel in the region pits Muslim and Jewish people..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

U.S. Rep Tlaib says she won't visit West Bank under 'oppressive' conditions [Video]U.S. Rep Tlaib says she won't visit West Bank under 'oppressive' conditions

A U.S. Democratic lawmaker said she no longer planned to visit family in the West Bank after Israel granted her permission on humanitarian grounds. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Israel bars U.S. lawmakers visit after Trump weighs in [Video]Israel bars U.S. lawmakers visit after Trump weighs in

Israel will bar a visit by U.S. Democratic Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump called on Israel not..

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In disputed Kashmir, a child mistakes a bomb for a toy [Video]In disputed Kashmir, a child mistakes a bomb for a toy

The small town of Jabri is usually far enough away from the routine exchanges of fire between India and Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region. That changed last month, when Indian artillery hit the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:11Published

Tension at Al-Aqsa compound as Muslim, Jewish festivals overlap [Video]Tension at Al-Aqsa compound as Muslim, Jewish festivals overlap

Israeli police fire tear gas and rubber bullets to clear worshippers from flashpoint site in occupied East Jerusalem.

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Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site [Video]Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

Israeli police fired sound grenades to disperse Palestinians during confrontations on Sunday (August 11) outside Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Security high as restrictions eased in Kashmir but Pakistan cuts last direct link to India [Video]Security high as restrictions eased in Kashmir but Pakistan cuts last direct link to India

For the first time in six days, India eased travel restrictions in some parts of Srinagar on Saturday, allowing people to buy provisions ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha on Monday. Rough cut..

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Watch: Over 2 million pilgrims gather in Mecca for Hajj [Video]Watch: Over 2 million pilgrims gather in Mecca for Hajj

The pilgrimage is one of the five pillars of Islam and all able-bodied Muslims are required to make the journey at least once in their life.

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Malaysia steps up search for Irish teen [Video]Malaysia steps up search for Irish teen

Rescue teams in Malaysia are employing a new tool in the search for missing Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin: recordings of her family calling out her name. Eve Johnson reports.

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More than two million Muslims in Mecca for hajj pilgrimage [Video]More than two million Muslims in Mecca for hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslim pilgrims have gathered in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform the initial rites of the hajj.

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India-Pakistan split deepens with train travel block [Video]India-Pakistan split deepens with train travel block

India has urged Pakistan to review its decision to downgrade diplomatic ties over the withdrawal of special status to Kashmir, as its neighbor halted the main train service between the two countries...

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Christchurch victims and families seek healing at haj [Video]Christchurch victims and families seek healing at haj

After surviving the shootings at Christchurch that killed 51 people and injured dozens in March, victims and their families searched for peace and relief at this year's haj pilgrimage. Joe Davies..

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Pakistan to expel Indian ambassador, Kashmir dispute escalates [Video]Pakistan to expel Indian ambassador, Kashmir dispute escalates

Pakistan said on Wednesday it would expel India's ambassador and suspend bilateral trade with its arch-rival after New Delhi stripped its portion of the contested Kashmir region of special status...

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Pakistan officials in uproar over India's Kashmir moves [Video]Pakistan officials in uproar over India's Kashmir moves

MPs voiced anger at India’s decision to revoke autonomy and privileges for the contested Muslim-majority region.

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Kashmir special status explained: What are Articles 370 and 35A? [Video]Kashmir special status explained: What are Articles 370 and 35A?

Indian government abolishes decades-old laws that gave a measure of autonomy to the disputed Muslim-majority region.

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India scraps special status for Kashmir amid crackdown [Video]India scraps special status for Kashmir amid crackdown

India has revoked the special status of Kashmir, the Himalayan region that has long been a flashpoint in ties with neighbouring Pakistan, as it moves to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region..

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India abolishes Kashmir special status with rush decree [Video]India abolishes Kashmir special status with rush decree

Critics say in doing away with Article 370, Indian government hopes to change Muslim-majority demographics in the state.

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Texas police seek clues to explain Walmart shooting that killed 20 [Video]Texas police seek clues to explain Walmart shooting that killed 20

Police and FBI investigators in Texas searched for clues on Sunday to explain what drove a young gunman from the Dallas area to kill 20 people at a Walmart store hundreds of miles away in the border..

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Over 30.000 people attend the largest Muslim conference in the UK [Video]Over 30.000 people attend the largest Muslim conference in the UK

Oakland Farm in Alton, Hampshire, plays host to the UK's largest Muslim conference hosted by Ahmadiyya Muslim Association. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend. Interview with trainee Imam..

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Saudi Arabia lifts travel restrictions on women [Video]Saudi Arabia lifts travel restrictions on women

In a series of royal decrees, Saudi Arabia grants adult women the freedom to travel without permission and gives them more control over family matters. The new resolutions chip away at a male..

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Abrogating Article 370 aimed at changing demography of J&K: CPM

The move to abrogate provisions of Article 370 was aimed at changing the demography of muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir, the CPM said on Thursday. "It was to turn India, a secular democratic country,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Yemen separatist chief in Saudi Arabia for talks on Aden standoff

The leader of southern Yemeni separatists has arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks aimed at ending a standoff in Aden port between the separatists and Yemen's Saudi-backed government, who had been nominal..
Reuters - Published

Thai official dismisses Muslim insurgent demand on detainees

A Thai deputy prime minister dismissed on Monday a demand made by a Malay Muslim group to free those detained over alleged links to the long-running insurgency in Thailand's mainly Muslim south as a..
Reuters - Published

Kazakh advocate of Muslim rights in China set free in plea bargain

A Kazakh rights activist who campaigned against the detention of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in special camps in China has pleaded guilty to a hate speech charge in exchange for securing his..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Muslim insurgent group says it met with Thai government

The main group fighting an insurgency in Thailand's largely Muslim south said it had held its first meeting with officials from the new Thai government and had set out demands as a condition for any..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to start Rohingya repatriation next week

Myanmar and Bangladesh will start a fresh attempt next week to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, officials said on Thursday, nearly a year after a..
Reuters - Published

Thousands cheer separatists in Yemen's Aden, UAE says it is in step with Riyadh

Tens of thousands of Yemenis rallied in Aden on Thursday in support of separatist forces who took over the southern port, the temporary seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed government, in a move that exposed..
Reuters - Published

Tens of thousands rally in Yemen's Aden to support separatist takeover

Tens of thousands of Yemenis rallied in Aden on Thursday in support of separatist forces who took over the southern port, the temporary seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed government, in a move that exposed..
Reuters - Published

India's Modi trumpets Kashmir, Muslim marriage moves in Independence Day speech

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered an Independence Day speech on Thursday that spotlighted a decision to remove the special rights of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir among the bold..
Reuters - Published

Indian court acquits six of killing Muslim dairy farmer in cow vigilante case

An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted six men of the killing of a 55-year-old Muslim dairy farmer, citing lack of evidence, raising questions over the prosecution's failure to make its case despite..
Reuters - Published

Criticism mounts of New Zealand mosque shooting response

After a lone gunman killed 51 mosque worshippers in March, New Zealand's outpouring of collective grief and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's heartfelt support for the Muslim community won praise around..
Reuters - Published

Not in rush to end Ayodhya hearings: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday assured that it is not in a hurry to conclude hearings on the Ayodhya dispute . The court objected to a lawyer appearing for Muslim parties for disturbing the proceedings..
IndiaTimes - Published

Janmasthan means entire plot: Ram Lalla counsel

Counsel appearing for deity Ram Lalla in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land case argued before the SC that “janmasthan” means the entire plot. Muslims cannot claim title due to adverse..
IndiaTimes - Published

Muslim pilgrims pray in Mecca as haj winds down without incident

Millions of haj pilgrims began heading back to Mecca for final prayers on Tuesday as the world's largest annual gathering of Muslims wound down without incident despite the logistical challenges and..
Reuters - Published

Release all Muslims in Kashmir, says AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi


IndiaTimes - Published

Digvijaya differs with Chidambaram, says Kashmir not Hindu-Muslim issue

“Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee had said that the path for resolving Kashmir issue would come from jambooriat, Kashmiriyat and insaniyat (democracy, Kashmiri culture and humanity)...
IndiaTimes - Published

Needless Provocation: J&K not a Hindu-Muslim issue

Instead of looking at Kashmir with a Hindu-Muslim or majority-minority syndrome, the Congress should start looking at the larger picture.
DNA - Published

Everyone in world is backing India, admits Pakistan foreign minister SM Qureshi

Calls it a 'realignment', says even Muslim nations have invested in the 1-bn market
DNA - Published

Government defanged Article 370 as Kashmir is Muslim-dominated: P Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram said that the government would not have ended Jammu and Kashmir’s special status if it had been a Hindu-dominated state. Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accused..
IndiaTimes - Published

Chidambaram says govt stripped J&K’s special status as it is Muslim dominated, BJP calls comment irresponsible


IndiaTimes - Published

Chidambaram's Kashmir remarks meant to incite Muslims: Sushil Modi


IndiaTimes - Published

Article 370 nixed as J&K Muslim-dominated, says Chidambaram; BJP calls remark provocative

"If J&K was a Hindu-dominated state, the BJP would not have done this. They did it only because the region is dominated by Muslims," Chidambaram had said on Sunday. The remark has by the BJP on Monday,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Anil Vij hits out at Chidambaram for his remarks on Article 370

Hitting out at Chidambaram in a tweet in Hindi Vij said, "To take a decision on the basis of Hindu and Muslim has always been the work of your party. You have divided the country on this basis."
DNA - Published

Andhra Pradesh: Around 3,000 Muslims join BJP at membership drive organised in Kurnool

They joined the BJP in the presence of Rajya Sabha MP TG Venkatesh at a membership drive organised at Parinaya Function Hall in the city on Sunday.
DNA - Published

Project two-nation theory, Indian atrocities against Muslims on 15 August, says Pakistan media regulator; Imran Khan govt minister calls move 'unnecessary'

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (PEMRA)'s advisories are for Eid-al-Adha, 14 August (Pakistan's independence day) and 15 August.
Firstpost - Published

Indian authorities lock down Kashmir's major city on Eid holiday

Indian security forces kept disputed Kashmir's biggest city of Srinagar largely locked down on Monday, the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, to prevent any major protests against a decision that scrapped..
Reuters - Published

President Kovind, PM Modi extend greetings to nation on Eid al-Adha

"Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers & sisters in India and abroad. Idu'I Zuha symbolizes love, fraternity and service to humanity. Let us commit ourselves to these..
IndiaTimes - Published

Eid Mubarak: History, significance, importance of Eid al-Adha or Bakri Eid

The occasion marks the end of Hajj Pilgrimage, the holiest place for people of Muslim faith situated in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
DNA - Published

Muslim leaders at opposite poles over Ram Temple debate

However, Virag Pachpore, RSS functionary and national convenor of the MRM, had a different standpoint
DNA - Published

Muslim Rashtriya Manch campaigns for Ram Mandir

Sangh arm reaching out to Muslims for temple in Ayodhya
DNA - Published

Turkey’s Erdogan calls Saudi king on Muslim holiday: SPA

Saudi King Salman received a phone call on Sunday from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha, state news agency SPA said.
Reuters - Published

Art 370 Abrogated: Normalcy returning to Kashmir after partial relaxation of curfew

Srinagar District Magistrate Shahid Choudhary on Sunday met 'Imaams' for prayer arrangements on the eve of Eid and said he is conscious of the fact that it needs a lot more for a normal and enjoyable..
DNA - Published

India reimposes some restrictions in Kashmir ahead of Muslim festival

Indian authorities reimposed some restrictions in parts of Kashmir on Sunday ahead of the Muslim festival Eid, amid fears that large gatherings could trigger renewed protests against Delhi's withdrawal..
Reuters - Published

Snubbed internationally over Art 370, Imran claims 'genocide of Muslims will take place in Kashmir and rest of India'

Imran Khan's remarks came in the wake of India's decision to revoke Article 370 that accorded special status to the region and pass a bill bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories.
DNA - Published

Muslim pilgrims converge on Jamarat for ritual stoning of the devil

Muslims from around the world hurled pebbles at a giant wall in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Sunday, the start of the riskiest part of the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, where hundreds..
Reuters - Published

Muslims gather in Muzdalifa to prepare for final stages of haj

Nearly 2.5 million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Saturday for a vigil to atone for their sins, and then descended to Muzdalifa for the final stages of the annual haj pilgrimage..
Reuters - Published

Some signs of normality return to Kashmir, but India's clampdown still strict

For the first time in six days, India eased travel restrictions in some parts of Srinagar on Saturday, and people flooded the streets of Kashmir's summer capital to buy provisions ahead of the Muslim..
Reuters - Published

Muslims at haj gather on Mount Arafat to atone for sins

Two million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Saturday amid the summer heat and regional tensions for a vigil to atone for their sins and seek God's forgiveness as part of the annual..
Reuters - Published

It's a five-day week for Ayodhya case: Supreme Court overrules Muslim parties' objection

As proceedings began on Friday, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan appearing for one of the Muslim parties to the suit, stood up to raise an objection to the Ayodhya title suit case being heard from Monday..
DNA - Published

Anger builds in Kashmir as Friday prayers held amid security

Anger was mounting in Kashmir against India's decision to revoke the special status of the Muslim-majority region, residents and officials said, although authorities eased some curbs to allow people to..
Reuters - Published

India plans to ease Kashmir curbs for Friday prayers: media

Authorities plan to relax curbs in India's Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir to allow people to offer Friday prayers, media said, as a five-day lockdown damped protests over the withdrawal of..
Reuters - Published

Gazans too poor to afford sheep for Eid sacrifice under blockade, Israel cash row

Ali usually marks the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha with his family in the Gaza Strip by sacrificing a sheep, a customary annual ritual for those who can spare the cost.
Reuters - Published

India urges Pakistan to restore diplomatic ties, keeps lid on Kashmir

India on Thursday urged Pakistan to review its decision to downgrade diplomatic ties over the withdrawal of special status to Kashmir, saying it was an internal affair and aimed at developing the..
Reuters - Published

Even Muslims accept Lord Ram was born in Ayodhya, Supreme Court told

Since the hearing began on Tuesday, the five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had asked all parties to the suit to show documentary and oral evidence in their favour to claim right of..
DNA - Published

New law against triple talaq faces ground test with Muslim women demanding mechanism for speedy trial


IndiaTimes - Published

Displaced Hindus from Kashmir eye return after India's scrapping of special status

Indian Hindus forced out of Muslim-majority Kashmir decades ago are jubilant at the government's decision to allow all citizens the right to settle there, with many considering an eventual return home..
Reuters - Published

Ayodhya dispute: No Muslims were allowed to enter the structure since 1934, says Nirmohi Akhara

Nirmohi Akhara, one of the parties in the politically sensitive case of the Ayodhya land dispute, told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that no Muslims were allowed to enter the structure since 1934 and it..
IndiaTimes - Published

Minority meet calls for law against lynchings, moots platform to promote amity among different faiths

On a day the government made announcements axing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in Parliament, next door, at the Talkatora indoor stadium a congregation of thousands of Muslim community..
IndiaTimes - Published

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