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Islam in India

Call of the faithful

When the self-proclaimed prophet Ahmad Moshaddeq confessed earlier this month that his Al-Qiyadah al-Islamiyah Islamic sect was 'misguided', several of Indonesia's leading ulama - or religious leaders - patted each other on the shoulder for a job well done.

Monday, 19 November, 2007, 12:00am

Fatwa on mixed-sex education rejected

Muslim leaders and students have slammed a fatwa banning mixed-sex schools and universities issued by India's top Islamic seminary.

The Darul Uloom seminar announced the religious edict last week, stating that co-education is unlawful because it potentially gives rise to evil.

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Breaking down terrorist perceptions from within

A leading Muslim organisation in India is making a determined bid to break down the perception that Muslims are unpatriotic or sympathise with terrorists.

15 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Women's groups oppose Arabs' mosque-approved sex tourism

Mumbai hotels are full of Arab families from the Gulf who have left their water-parched countries to enjoy the monsoon rains in India. Mingled among them are Arabs with a different purpose for visiting the city - to have illegal sex with teenage Indian Muslim girls.

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Rape victim told to wed the accused father of her husband

A Muslim woman allegedly raped by her father-in-law has been ordered to marry him in the latest bizarre ruling by male-dominated religious councils in India.

28 Jun 2005 - 12:00am