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2010-02-10 15:19:00

Islamic scholars seek changes to scanner software, urge pat-down alternative WASHINGTON, Feb.

2009-06-04 12:09:00

CAIRO, Egypt, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the occasion of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Egypt and his speech to the Muslim World, which he gave today at Cairo University, the Members of the Islamic Research Council (IRC) welcome President Obama's visit as a clear gesture of goodwill and respect.

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2009-05-22 14:45:00

With the exploding popularity of Facebook, Muslim clerics in Indonesia decided on Friday that followers could use the networking site to connect with friends or for work, but not to gossip or flirt.

2009-03-13 15:48:45

A Muslim cleric in Egypt issued a fatwa saying community members can file for divorce on a couple's behalf. Sheik Gamal Qutb, former head of Egypt's top religious institution, the Fatwa Committee at al-Azhar, said Sunday during a meeting at the Egyptian Press Syndicate that his fatwa states that neighbors

2009-02-20 09:17:13

An Islamic scholar in Saudi Arabia said using ethanol or other alcohol-derived fuels in vehicles may be a sin for Muslims. Sheik Mohamed al-Najimi of the Saudi Islamic Jurisprudence Academy told Saudi newspaper Shams that the prophet Mohammed banned alcohol for all uses -- including buying, selling,

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2009-02-11 10:41:23

The execution order for writer Salman Rushdie remains valid even though the issuing cleric has died, the Iranian foreign ministry said Wednesday. Talking to reporters during his press briefing, ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said the verdict issued by the founder of the Islamic republic, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, unlike political decisions remains in place until it is nullified by the cleric who has issued it, the state-run news agency IRNA reported. Khomeini died in...

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2008-11-26 14:49:11

In a move that drew widespread protests, Malaysia's National Fatwa Council of prominent Islamic scholars advised Muslims at the weekend to avoid yoga because it involves Hindu prayers that could compromise the faith of Muslims.

2005-09-20 07:52:15

By Dean Yates JAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Joining a group of young Indonesian intellectuals who hold liberal Islamic views was once just a ticket to controversy. Now, it could be life-threatening.

2005-09-01 03:08:40

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - When Salman Rushdie complains about being treated like a celebrity by the press, it is clear the effects of Iran's fatwa calling for his death have worn off.

2005-08-11 06:55:12

LONDON (Reuters) - British novelist Salman Rushdie, sentenced to death in 1989 by a Muslim edict for "The Satanic Verses," called on Thursday for an Islamic Reformation to update the religion and broaden its appeal to the young.


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