Quran teaching made compulsory in schools across Punjab

LAHORE: The Punjab government has made Quran learning essential for students of grades 1-5 across the province under the Punjab Compulsory Teaching of the Holy Quran Act, 2018, local media reported. Reports quoting notification cited that the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board has added Naazrah Quran for grades one to five as a compulsory subject, while the young learners will

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WATCH: Kaaba gets new Kiswa as second scaled-down Hajj underway

MECCA: The annual ceremony of changing the Ghilaf e Kaaba was held at Masjid-e-Al-Haram under the administration of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet Mosque. Saudi officials stated that the ceremony was held on Sunday night under all Covid precautionary and preventive measures. A statement issued by the Deputy Head of the General

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Are Pakistanis going to get 9 holidays for EidUl Adha this year?

KARACHI: Government employees in Pakistan will be likely to enjoy nine long days of Eidul-Adha this year, as public institutions will remain closed from July 17 to 25 across the country. Report of Daily Jang cited that holidays for EidUl Adha [the Islamic festival that involves animal sacrifice, prayers, and family gatherings] in Pakistan are expected to start from July

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Pakistan’s largest newspaper Dawn censors name of a Student Union on banners in NLE protest

LAHORE: In another censorship in Pakistani media, Dawn newspaper, ‘Pakistan’s only news outlet with editorial policy’, blurred the banners of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba students who joined flocks of medical students against the cancellation of the NLE exam in Pakistan. Country’s oldest yet most prestigious newspaper, which cited that freedom of expression in the South Asian country has shrunk, censored the name

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Court awards Death to Guard for Killing Bank Manager over Blasphemy Allegations

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court awarded a death sentence on two counts along with imprisonment to a security guard for killing a bank manager on the charge of committing blasphemy. The security guard, Ahmed Nawaz, was posted as a security guard at the National Bank of Pakistan branch in Quaidabad tehsil of Khushab district of Punjab. The police report said, the

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First Woman With Down Syndrome Memorize Holy Quran – Rawan Dweik

AMMAN: A Jordanian girl with Down syndrome is making waves as she has become the first female with this genetic disorder, to memorize the Holy Quran. The mother of the Rawan, Awatef Jaber, narrated the time-consuming journey of her daughter as she allegedly holds the title of world’s first Hafiza with Down syndrome – a term used by female Muslims

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Researchers claim ‘exact date of demise’ of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), but what do Muslims believe?

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the final messenger of God, left this mortal world on June 08, 632 AD, researchers citing Gregorian calendar calculations claimed. Meanwhile, the date, June 08, 632 AD, said to be the demise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is not quoted by any of the Islamic references. As per Islamic history, the death of death claimed by modern-day historians

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‘Partnership not Marriage’ – Malala opens up about love and family in Vogue interview

LONDON: Pakistani social activist and noble laureate Malala Yousufzai who just made the native country more proud after getting featured on the cover page of British fashion magazine Vogue also drews criticism with her purported comment about marriage that in a short time went viral on social media. Expressing her thoughts with British women’s rights journalist Sirin Kale about getting

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Saudi national who attempted to attack Imam-e-Kaaba claims to be ‘Mahdi’

RIYADH – An attacker who attempted charging toward the pulpit in Kaaba declared himself as ‘Imam Mahdi’. The Saudi citizen, whose identity hasn’t revealed yet, was apprehended on Friday by quick responding security guards deployed next to Sheikh Baleelah who was delivering the sermon at the Grand mosque – Islam’s holiest site. The security personnel, Mohammed Al-Zahrani, has garnered much

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WATCH – Muslims rejoice as Azaan echoes from London’s iconic Tower Bridge

LONDON: In a momentous turn of events, Azaan echoes across England’s capital from iconic Tower Bridge as the sunset over on the last Friday of Ramadan – the most sacred month of the Islamic year. The historic prayer to call was echoed amid the interfaith virtual iftar. The event was hosted by Tower Hamlet Homes, East London Mosque, London Muslim

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