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33 Pakistan is said to be home to 22,000 Islamic seminaries [AP] Pakistan plans to bring all of its madrassas, or religious schools, under its national education system in a landmark security policy aimed at combating extremism.
At the next hearing, the court will also decide on 70-year-old Musharraf's plea seeking permanent exemption from appearance in the case. Additional sessions court judge Wajid Ali granted Musharraf exemption for today's hearing. Following a request
The rationale given by the Deoband clerics for issuing this fatwa was that Islam does not permit such a practice which is a "tradition of Western countries". Responding to a query of an AMU student, the fatwa department of the country's biggest
Islamic Affairs Minister Saleh Al-Asheikh has pledged to work closely with Darul Uloom Deoband, India's oldest and most prestigious Islamic university...The pledge to extend support to Deoband was given by Al-Asheikh during a ceremony organized in
For the last four years Niaz Saleemi, 55, has been offering prayers in a mosque built on a greenbelt near his I-10/2 house. Sometimes, he pauses for a moment and thinks if it is right to offer prayers in a mosque constructed on state land. The mosque
Ameer, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F), Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that the key for resolution of all issues is in hands of General Headquarters (GHQ) of Pakistan Army. In an interview to a private TV channel, Maulana Fazl expressed these view
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief and head of the Taliban-nominated negotiation committee Maulana Samiul Haq said on Sunday that the political parties should rise above the political divide and join hands for the success of the peace talks.
The United States has added the founder of a banned Pakistani militant group to its list of global terrorists, blaming him for the deaths of hundreds of Pakistanis. Malik Ishaq is the founding member and leader of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), a
A 90-minute drive northwest of Islamabad is an Islamic seminary that is considered the ivory tower of terrorism, a jihadist factory that has produced prominent Taliban fighters and its leadership for decades. Unofficially dubbed University of Jihad,
Aziz, who rose to prominence during the 2007 military operation at Lal Masjid in Islamabad, said Pakistan's constitution should be replaced with the teachings of the Quran and the Holy Prophet. "That should be the law in Pakistan and until the