Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: sharia

Taliban chief bans polygamy, calls it ‘unnecessary and an expensive affair’

According to reports, Taliban leadership believes that spending money on wedding ceremonies could lead to criticism.

For Ali Asghar Fyzee, ‘modern’ sharia could be faithful to Islam. Just understand Quran first

Fyzee argued that justice was sharia’s foundation, which parts of the Muslim personal law violated. That's why reforming Islamic law was important.

In Afghanistan, extremists are targeting extremists. But the one in Kabul has no vision either

While Afghanistan has huge mineral wealth, China gives cash only on delivery. Taliban will probably have to turn to West, which will upset other extremists.

What is Sharia? Islamic legal system adopted by Taliban has wide-ranging interpretations

Taliban has said their government will uphold women’s rights within Sharia rules, but reports of violence against women, and previous history don’t inspire confidence in such assertions. 

Second marriage lawful but is cruel to first wife, says Karnataka HC

A high court bench said this while hearing a case where a woman, Ramjanbi, sought dissolution of marriage after her husband married another woman, as per Sharia law.

Not just Hindutva, India’s useless ulema leadership has silenced Muslims today

Time has come for India’s Muslim community to demand leadership that will protect its constitutional and economic rights.

Are Muslims nationalists? What is their problem with Modi? 12 FAQs about Muslims answered

Political Islam scholar Hilal Ahmed in his new book 'Siyasi Muslims' answers frequently asked questions about Muslim and politics in India.

SC judgement on triple talaq: What’s monumental about it and what’s not

A law has been struck down for being “arbitrary” for the first time, until now it was used only to strike down executive action not laws made by a legislature.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.