Religion

Janmashtami observed

The Hindu community of the country celebrated Janmashtami, marking the birth of lord Krishna, on Monday with due religious fervour

Janmashtami observed

4th anniv of Rohingya exodus

Myanmar govt in exile assures Rohingya of all civil rights

The NUG vowed to seek justice and accountability for all crimes committed by the military against the Rohingya and all other people of Myanmar across the country throughout our history

Suffering etched on the faces of little Rohingya children driven from their country. Picture taken at the Balukhali camp, Cox's Bazar

International Umrah pilgrimage resumes 10 Aug

Saudi Arabia will allow pilgrims living outside the country to undertake the Umrah pilgrimage from 10 August

International Umrah pilgrimage resumes 10 Aug

Five Eid jamaats to be held at Baitul Mukarram

The devotees must wear masks inside mosques and avoid using prayer mats and caps that are stored there

Muslim in Bangladesh prepare to say their Eid paryers maintaining social distance at National Baitul Mukarram Mosque, Dhaka amid coronavirus pandemic on 25 May 2020

Pilgrims head to Mecca for second Hajj amid pandemic

Pilgrims will begin to arrive in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Saturday for the second downsized Hajj staged during the coronavirus pandemic with only fully vaccinated residents permitted to ...

Members of Saudi security forces and staff work around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand mosque in the holy city of Meccca, on 16 July, 2021, on the eve of the start of the 2021 Muslim Hajj (pilgrimage) season

Afghanistan

Taliban back to old ‘harsh interpretation’ of religion in newly seized territory

In some areas the Taliban are again introducing the harsh interpretation of Islamic rule that earned them notoriety until being overthrown by the US-led invasion that followed the 11 September attacks

In this picture taken on 1 October 2020, women wait with their children at a government-run maternity clinic in a rural area of Dand district in Kandahar province

Moon sighting committee to fix date of Eid-ul-Azha Sunday

A meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee will be held on Sunday to review the reports on the appearance of the new moon of the holy month of Zilhajj of 1442 Hijri and fix the date of the ...

Moon sighting committee to fix date of Eid-ul-Azha Sunday

Saudi minister defends order to turn down the volume on mosques

Saudi Arabia's Islamic Affairs minister on Monday defended an order to lower the volume on mosque loudspeakers

Saudi minister defends order to turn down the volume on mosques

Virtual roundtable

‘Children face the most harm’

Speakers at a virtual roundtable said that religious leaders could use their influence to promote child safety during the pandemic

‘Children face the most harm’

Mufti Amir Hamza arrested

The Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested Mufti Amir Hamza on charge of spreading extremism in the name of religion

Mufti Amir Hamza arrested
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