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Despite nod, no Friday prayers offered at Gurugram Gurdwaras on Gurupurab

  • Earlier on November 18, the Gurdwara association of Sadar Bazar in Gurugram had decided to offer its premises for Friday prayers following objections over the offering of namaz in public and open places.
Muslim devotees offer Friday namaz at the Leisure Valley Ground in Gurugram. (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Muslim devotees offer Friday namaz at the Leisure Valley Ground in Gurugram. (Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 02:43 PM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Eid-ul-Adha to be low key affair in south India due to Covid-19 pandemic

There will be no mass congregation prayers in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and sacrifice of animals will be strictly regulated.
Authorities in many states have put restrictions on the sale and slaughter of animals for Edi-ul-Adha.(Representative Photo/ANI)
Authorities in many states have put restrictions on the sale and slaughter of animals for Edi-ul-Adha.(Representative Photo/ANI)
Published on Jul 30, 2020 07:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad/Thiruvananthapuram | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu and Ramesh Babu| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Thousands gather around Hagia Sophia for first Friday prayers

A top Turkish court announced this month it annulled Hagia Sophia’s status as a museum. Erdogan immediately turned back into a mosque a building which was a Christian Byzantine cathedral for 900 years before being seized by Ottoman conquerors and serving as a mosque until 1934.
People wait for the beginning of Friday prayers outside Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, for the first time after it was once again declared a mosque after 86 years in Istanbul, Turkey.(Reuters Photo)
People wait for the beginning of Friday prayers outside Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, for the first time after it was once again declared a mosque after 86 years in Istanbul, Turkey.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 02:39 PM IST
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Istanbul | ByReuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Coronavirus: Ahead of Friday prayers, Himachal bans religious congregation

The decision has been taken after South Delhi’s Nizamuddin area, where Tablighi Jamaat event was held, has emerged as a hotspot for the spread of Covid-19.
Jai Ram directed deputy commissioners and superintendents of police to impose total ban on of the social and religious gatherings and asked them to motivate the religious leaders not to organise such events and take necessary action against the violators.(Deepak Sansta/ht)
Jai Ram directed deputy commissioners and superintendents of police to impose total ban on of the social and religious gatherings and asked them to motivate the religious leaders not to organise such events and take necessary action against the violators.(Deepak Sansta/ht)
Updated on Apr 02, 2020 08:43 PM IST
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No Friday prayers at Prayagraj mosques

Friday prayers were not held at nearly all mosques of Prayagraj. Muslims offered prayers at their homes on the requests of imams with a view to checking the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
Jama Masjid in Chowk, Wasi Ullah Masjid in Roshanbagh, Abu Baqr Masjid in Kareli and nearly all other mosques wore a deserted look.(HT Photo)
Jama Masjid in Chowk, Wasi Ullah Masjid in Roshanbagh, Abu Baqr Masjid in Kareli and nearly all other mosques wore a deserted look.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2020 07:33 PM IST
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Coronavirus: If having flu symptoms, don’t attend Friday prayers, says AMU

According to the notice, people have been asked to sit at a distance from each other during prayers and also skip one row in between.
Aligarh Muslim University. (HT file)
Aligarh Muslim University. (HT file)
Updated on Mar 17, 2020 12:58 PM IST
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Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) | ByIndo Asian News Service

Civilian killed, 3 others injured in Pak shelling along LoC in J-K’s Poonch

The injured are being evacuated to a hospital. The SSP informed that the Pak shell didn’t hit the mosque.
A civilian was killed and three others were injured in Pak shelling along the Line of Control in Shahpur sector of Poonch district(HT Photo)
A civilian was killed and three others were injured in Pak shelling along the Line of Control in Shahpur sector of Poonch district(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 14, 2020 03:57 PM IST
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Ignore fatwa, Islamic texts permit entry of women to mosques: Muslim board to SC

The Muslim Personal Law Board said Muslim women were free to enter a mosque for prayers but underlined that it was not obligatory on women, unlike men, to offer Friday prayers in congregation.
The petition argued that women could only offer prayers at mosques of the Jamaat-e-Islami and Mujahid denominations but were barred from mosques under the predominant Sunni denomination. (PTI photo)
The petition argued that women could only offer prayers at mosques of the Jamaat-e-Islami and Mujahid denominations but were barred from mosques under the predominant Sunni denomination. (PTI photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2020 08:24 PM IST
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Muslims have understood opposition ploy on CAA, says UP DyCM Maurya

Maurya’s comments assume significance in the backdrop of the massive protests seen across the state in December, which resulted in at least 19 deaths and over a thousand arrests. Police had to fight pitched battles with violent protestors who mobilized after Friday prayers at mosques in several cities on December 20.
The DyCM praised the Muslims for “understanding the real game of the opposition” on Citizenship Amendment Act.(HT Photo)
The DyCM praised the Muslims for “understanding the real game of the opposition” on Citizenship Amendment Act.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 12, 2020 09:05 PM IST
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Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley ahead of Friday prayers

Normal life remained disrupted across the Kashmir Valley for the 26th consecutive day, with markets closed and public transport off the roads.
Fresh restrictions were imposed in the city and other parts of the Kashmir Valley as a preventive measure ahead of Friday congregational prayers(REUTERS)
Fresh restrictions were imposed in the city and other parts of the Kashmir Valley as a preventive measure ahead of Friday congregational prayers(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 06:00 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByPress Trust of India

Curbs eased in Srinagar, streets remain empty

Security vehicles and concertina wires were still visible every few hundred metres but for the first time since restrictions were imposed in the early hours of August 5, they were repositioned partially to allow the movement of people.
Children head for schools in Srinagar on August 23.(HT image)
Children head for schools in Srinagar on August 23.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 04:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByAshiq Hussain

UP Police decide to impose blanket ban on offering of Friday namaaz on roads

Hindu outfits, in retaliation against the practice of offering Friday “namaaz” on roads , had started reciting ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ on roads in several districts on Tuesdays and Saturdays which was gradually paving the way for a confrontation between two communities.
The district officials had been asked to hold meeting with clerics and mosque administrations to sensitize them on how namaaz on roads interrupted smooth traffic flow and caused other problems.(HT PHOTO (Representational image))
The district officials had been asked to hold meeting with clerics and mosque administrations to sensitize them on how namaaz on roads interrupted smooth traffic flow and caused other problems.(HT PHOTO (Representational image))
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 01:48 PM IST
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Lucknow | ByIndo Asian News Service

After 5-day lockdown, curbs ease in Kashmir for Friday prayers ahead of Eid

On Monday, the government moved to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir and turn the state into two union territories – J&K with a legislature and Ladakh without an assembly.
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 07:03 PM IST
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Kashmir highlights: J&K, Ladakh to come into existence on October 31 after President’s nod

President Ram Nath Koving gave his nod to The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 on Friday evening, ending the special status of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Article 370 and Article 35A, cleared in the parliament earlier this week, have defined the state’s relationship with the Union for seven decades now, were effectively rendered null and void.Jammu and Kashmir remained on high alert today though restrictions were lifted in the Valley to allow people to offer Friday prayers in local mosques. However, they won’t be allowed to congregate at Srinagar’s historic Jama Masjid. The Kashmir valley has been under lockdown since Sunday midnight, a day before the government moved to divide the state into two Union Territories and also scrapped Articles that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The President okayed the move soon after both houses of Parliament passed it.The Centre is monitoring the situation and on Thursday, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval reviewed the situation in a meeting held in the Police Control Room of the J&K Police. Highlights:

President Ram Nath Kovind gives his assent to The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 on Friday.(Photo: PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind gives his assent to The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 on Friday.(Photo: PTI)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 11:18 PM IST
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Curfew in Assam’s Hailakandi after communal clash leaves 7 injured

The district administration said central forces, including the Assam Rifles and the CRPF, have been deployed in the city even as the district administration has sought the help of the Army to bring the situation under control.
A scene outside a vadalised shop after communal clashes broke out between two communities in Hailakandi town of Assam on , May 10, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
A scene outside a vadalised shop after communal clashes broke out between two communities in Hailakandi town of Assam on , May 10, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Updated on May 10, 2019 07:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Sri Lanka’s Muslims hold subdued prayers amid tight security

The bombings have been condemned by leaders of Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority but some in the community still fear a backlash from other religious groups.
Some mosques cancelled prayers, and Sri Lanka’s Muslim affairs minister called on Muslims to pray at home instead, in solidarity with churches that have closed over security fears.(AP FILE PHOTO)
Some mosques cancelled prayers, and Sri Lanka’s Muslim affairs minister called on Muslims to pray at home instead, in solidarity with churches that have closed over security fears.(AP FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 05:02 PM IST
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Colombo | ByAgence France-Presse

Accused mosque gunman to represent himself, says ex-lawyer

Brenton Tarrant was charged with one count of murder and appeared at Christchurch District Court on Saturday after the rampage during Friday prayers which left 50 people dead.
Brenton Tarrant was charged with one count of murder and appeared at Christchurch District Court on Saturday after the rampage during Friday prayers which left 50 people dead.(AFP)
Brenton Tarrant was charged with one count of murder and appeared at Christchurch District Court on Saturday after the rampage during Friday prayers which left 50 people dead.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 18, 2019 09:37 AM IST
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Christchurch | ByAgence France-Presse

New Zealand mosque massacre death toll rises to 50

The additional death was discovered as bodies were being removed from the two buildings in the southern city of Christchurch, Police Commissioner Mike Bush told reporters.
The death toll from Friday’s mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques has risen 50, with another 50 injured in the attack, police said on Sunday.(AFP)
The death toll from Friday’s mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques has risen 50, with another 50 injured in the attack, police said on Sunday.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 17, 2019 02:47 AM IST
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Wellington | ByAgence France-Presse

5 Indians among those killed in New Zealand mosque shootings

Two of the Indians hailed from Telangana and the third was from Kerala.
A police officer stands guard near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019.(AP Photo)
A police officer stands guard near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019.(AP Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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Imam of attacked New Zealand mosque in Christchurch says ‘we still love this country’

A gunman stormed into two mosques and opened fire killing 49 people and leaving 20 others injured during Friday prayers in the country’s worst mass shooting every.
Residents pay their respects by placing flowers for the victims of the mosques attacks in Christchurch on March 16, 2019.(AFP photo)
Residents pay their respects by placing flowers for the victims of the mosques attacks in Christchurch on March 16, 2019.(AFP photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 07:55 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByAgence France-Presse

Father, son from Gujarat feared missing in Christchurch after terror attacks

The father-son duo of Arif and  Rameez Vohra had attended Friday prayers at the Al Noor mosque, where the attack took place, family members said after failing to get in touch with them.
Residents pay respect by placing flowers for the victims of the mosques attacks in Christchurch on March 16, 2019.(AFP)
Residents pay respect by placing flowers for the victims of the mosques attacks in Christchurch on March 16, 2019.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 16, 2019 08:57 AM IST
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Vadodara | ByAsian News International

‘Escaped mosque attack by minutes’: Bangladesh cricket manager recounts horror

In a chilling account, Khaled Mashud described how most of the Bangladeshi team drove up to the Masjid al Noor in a bus just as the attack got underway.
A police officer patrols at a cordon near a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019(AP)
A police officer patrols at a cordon near a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019(AP)
Updated on Mar 15, 2019 06:26 PM IST
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Christchurch | ByAFP

Cricketers tweet reactions on Christchurch mosques attack

The Bangladesh team had a narrow escape as they headed to the Masjid Al Noor mosque for Friday prayers just before the attack took place. The players rushed through Hagley Park to safety
The Bangladesh team had a narrow escape as they headed to the Masjid Al Noor mosque for Friday prayers just before the attack took place.(AP)
The Bangladesh team had a narrow escape as they headed to the Masjid Al Noor mosque for Friday prayers just before the attack took place.(AP)
Updated on Mar 15, 2019 01:00 PM IST
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New Zealand mosques attack Highlights: 2 from Hyderabad among victims

49 people were killed after a gunman opened fire on Friday prayers at a mosque in New Zealand forcing the city of Christchurch into lockdown as police launched a massive manhunt. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said that the gunman is a citizen of his country. He also called the shooter an “extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist”. Here are the live updates:

Emergency services personnel transport a stretcher carrying a person at a hospital, after reports that several shots had been fired, in central Christchurch, New Zealand March 15, 2019, in this still image taken from video.(REUTERS)
Emergency services personnel transport a stretcher carrying a person at a hospital, after reports that several shots had been fired, in central Christchurch, New Zealand March 15, 2019, in this still image taken from video.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 16, 2019 12:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAgencies

‘People were covered in blood’: Witnesses describe shooting at New Zealand mosques

Police said four people -- three men and a woman -- had been taken into custody, and that they had found and neutralised a number of IEDS (improved explosive devices).
Bloodied bandages on the road following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.(Reuters)
Bloodied bandages on the road following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 15, 2019 03:34 PM IST
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Pak bars Hafiz Saeed from leading Friday sermons, takes over JuD assets

The government of Pakistan’s Punjab province on Thursday barred Jama’at-ud-Da’wah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed from leading Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Qadsia at Chowburji Chowk in Lahore.
The government of Pakistan’s Punjab province on Thursday barred Jama’at-ud-Da’wah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed from leading Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Qadsia at Chowburji Chowk in Lahore.
The government of Pakistan’s Punjab province on Thursday barred Jama’at-ud-Da’wah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed from leading Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Qadsia at Chowburji Chowk in Lahore.
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 12:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

In a first, Noida company provides space to women workers to offer Friday namaz

January 11, falling on a Friday, witnessed over 60 Muslim women employees of a garment company in A-block of Sector 64 head towards the factory’s roof to offer prayers. The women claimed that each Friday, they get a break of one hour, from 1pm to 2pm, to offer prayers and have lunch
Around 60 Musilm women workers offered namaz on the rooftop of a factory in Noida sector 64 on Friday.(Vaibhav Jha/ HT)
Around 60 Musilm women workers offered namaz on the rooftop of a factory in Noida sector 64 on Friday.(Vaibhav Jha/ HT)
Published on Jan 12, 2019 03:24 PM IST
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Muslim Marathi literature meet in Pune: Basharat Ahmed’s ouster irks organisers

Slogans were raised outside the assembly hall of Azam Campus in Pune, Camp after the Friday prayers, demanding that poet Basharat Ahmed from Latur should not be allowed to speak at the event. Some of the protesters alleged that his views were heretical and critical of the Muslim faith.
(From left) A K Bashir, Sajiid Pathan, Jaidev Dole, Bashir Shaik and Khalid Mila during a conference at Azam campus on Saturday.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)
(From left) A K Bashir, Sajiid Pathan, Jaidev Dole, Bashir Shaik and Khalid Mila during a conference at Azam campus on Saturday.(SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 06, 2019 03:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari

Ahmadiyya writer Basharat Ahmed’s talk cancelled in Pune after protests

Slogans were raised outside the assembly hall of the Azam Campus after the Friday prayers, demanding that writer Basharat Ahmed from Usmanabad should not be allowed to speak at the event. The crowds alleged that his views were heretical and critical of the Muslim faith, which the writer denied.
Police bandopast at Azam campus in Pune, on Friday, January 4, 2019.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Police bandopast at Azam campus in Pune, on Friday, January 4, 2019.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 06, 2019 04:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

Three private firms in Sec 58 give space to Muslim employees for namaz

Amid the raging namaz row, Friday saw majority of the Muslim workers in sector 58 head towards a tomb adjacent to a park in Sector 54 to offer prayers. However, a few dozen employees found a space in their respective office spaces.
Friday noon saw 70-80 people offer namaz on the company’s office rooftop, with Imam Mohammad Abbas reciting verses from Quran.(HT Photo)
Friday noon saw 70-80 people offer namaz on the company’s office rooftop, with Imam Mohammad Abbas reciting verses from Quran.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2018 11:27 AM IST
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