Islam

Officials: 31 Iraqi pilgrims die in stampede during holiday

Sep 10, 2019

Officials: At least 31 pilgrims died in the Iraqi Shiite holy city of Karbala when part of a walkway collapsed as tens of thousands of people were celebrating Ashoura, one of the most sacred religious holy days for the Shiite sect

Lawsuit challenges Illinois license rule on head coverings

Aug 27, 2019

A Muslim civil rights group says an Illinois driver's license rule violates religious rights

Nigeria's Shia leader flies to India for medical treatment

Aug 13, 2019

The leader of Nigeria's Shia community, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife have flown to India for medical treatment after their temporary release from prison

Uneasy calm in Indian Kashmir on Islamic festival day

Aug 12, 2019

Uneasy calm prevails in Indian-administered Kashmir as people celebrate Islamic festival during an unprecedented crackdown after India moved to strip the region of its constitutional autonomy

India eases restrictions in Kashmir for Islamic festival

Aug 11, 2019

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir say they eased restrictions in the region's main city for a third straight day ahead of a major Islamic festival

Muslim hajj pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat for day of worship

Aug 10, 2019

More than 2 million Muslims are gathered at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for an intense day of worship and reflection on what's considered the climax of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage

Modi's Hindu vision of India sees smooth passage on Kashmir

Aug 8, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a Hindu India has taken a leap forward with his government's decision to subsume Muslim-majority Kashmir into the federal government by eliminating its special status

Nigeria to allow Shia leader to leave jail for medical care

Aug 5, 2019

A Nigerian court on Monday granted the leader of the country's main Shia group, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, permission to leave prison in order to travel abroad for medical treatment

Saudi changes allow women to travel without male consent

Aug 2, 2019

Saudi Arabia is granting greater freedoms by allowing any citizen to apply for a passport and travel freely, ending a long-standing guardianship policy that had required male consent for a woman to travel or carry a passport

UN envoy calls for truce in Libyan war for Muslim holiday

Jul 29, 2019

The UN envoy for Libya is calling for a truce between warring parties during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, warning that the ongoing conflict can grow into 'a full-blown civil war' with serious consequences for the country and its neighbors

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