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Quran carved on 30 marble slabs? Saudi Arabia artist sculpts it in 8 years(Twitter/azizalhinde)

Holy Quran carved on 30 marble slabs? Saudi Arabia artist sculpts it in 8 years

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2021 05:25 PM IST
  • Saudi Arabia sculptor Husban Bin Ahmad Al-Enizi seeks to get registered at the Guinness World Records after carving the Holy Quran using Ottoman calligraphy on Tabuk's 30 green marble slabs in 8 years
Happy Ramadan 2021: WhatsApp messages, GIFs, Facebook status for Ramzan Mubarak(HT Digital)
Happy Ramadan 2021: WhatsApp messages, GIFs, Facebook status for Ramzan Mubarak(HT Digital)

Happy Ramadan 2021: Ramzan Mubarak wishes to share on WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 05:08 PM IST
  • Happy Ramadan 2021: Check out this collection of best SMS, WhatsApp messages, GIFs, quotes, Facebook status to wish Ramzan Mubarak or Ramazan Kareem to your family and friends on sighting the Ramadan crescent moon tonight
The plea of Rizvi has drawn massive backlash with several Muslim outfits and Islamic clerics protesting against the former chairman of the Waqf Board.(File Photo)
The plea of Rizvi has drawn massive backlash with several Muslim outfits and Islamic clerics protesting against the former chairman of the Waqf Board.(File Photo)

'Absolutely frivolous': Supreme Court on plea for removing 26 verses of Quran

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 02:00 PM IST
A bench of Justices R F Nariman, B R Gavai and Hrishikesh Roy rejected the petition in which Rizvi alleged that these 26 verses of Quran promoted terrorism.
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)

Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, others that may begin fasts from Tuesday

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 07:03 PM IST
  • Ramadan 2021: From Saudi Arabia to Asian countries like India and Pakistan and Western nations like USA and UK, here is a list of regions that begin fasting from Tuesday after sighting the crescent moon
Shab-e-Barat 2021: Date, history and celebrations of Laylat al-Baraat in India(sanyukt_org)
Shab-e-Barat 2021: Date, history and celebrations of Laylat al-Baraat in India(sanyukt_org)

Shab-e-Barat 2021: Date, history and celebrations of Laylat al-Baraat in India

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2021 12:54 PM IST
  • Shab-e-Barat 2021: Know all about the date when 15th of Shabaan will begin in India and the history of the Muslim festival along with its significance and customary rituals that form a part of its celebrations
The BJP is firmly against those who insult any religious texts, senior BJP leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said.(ANI)
The BJP is firmly against those who insult any religious texts, senior BJP leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said.(ANI)

BJP condemns plea in Supreme Court seeking removal of 26 Quran verses

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Patna
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 06:11 AM IST
Former chairman of UP Shia Waqf Board Waseem Rizvi moved the Supreme Court seeking the removal of 26 verses from Quran, claiming they promote violence.
Nurmagomedov harshly criticises Macron over anti-Islam remarks(Instagram/khabib_nurmagomedov)
Nurmagomedov harshly criticises Macron over anti-Islam remarks(Instagram/khabib_nurmagomedov)

‘May the Almighty disfigure the face of this creature’: UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov harshly criticises French President Emmanuel Macron over anti-Islam remarks

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Legendary MMA fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov posts a picture of a boot print on French President Emmanuel Macron’s face, issues strongly-worded statement after the latter’s defence on the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad as well as his anti-Islam comments
India Date, significance and celebration of Eid-e-Milad 2020(Twitter/SawtAlHikma_EN)
India Date, significance and celebration of Eid-e-Milad 2020(Twitter/SawtAlHikma_EN)

Eid-e-Milad 2020 or Rabi ul Awwal 1442: Know history, significance and celebration of the date of birth of Prophet Muhammad

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 01:02 PM IST
Eid-e-Milad 2020 or Rabi ul Awwal 1442: Here’s the date of Eid Milad-un-Nabi 2020 in Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, history behind date of birth of Prophet Muhammad and sacred festivities attached to Mawlid or Mawlid al-Nabi al-Sharif
Hyderabad cab driver produces Quran in calligraphy in six months(Twitter/KBAthewarrior)
Hyderabad cab driver produces Quran in calligraphy in six months(Twitter/KBAthewarrior)

Quarantine with Quran: Hyderabad cab driver uses six months of lockdown to produce the Holy book in his handwriting

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 05:24 PM IST
Practising his calligraphy skills, a cab driver from Hyderabad made the most of the six-seven months of Covid-19 lockdown to produce a copy of the Holy Quran in his handwriting
Actor Gauahar Khan shares her Ramzan experience amid lockdown
Actor Gauahar Khan shares her Ramzan experience amid lockdown

Ramzan in lockdown: I am reading my Quran hoping that my prayer reaches everyone and we get over this soon, says Gauahar Khan

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 06:25 PM IST
The actor says while there are times when she feels frustrated about the situation, but she understands the importance of staying at home
Ramadan is a time for introspection and fasting and takes place every year.(Unsplash)
Ramadan is a time for introspection and fasting and takes place every year.(Unsplash)

Ramadan 2020: History, significance and when does Ramadan begin

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 08:28 AM IST
During the period of Ramadan, millions of Muslims fast for a month every year. It is one of the most important festivals of the Islamic calendar.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant(PTI File)
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant(PTI File)

‘Was curious to read Quran, wanted to know what’s written in it’: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 02:01 PM IST
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant revealed that he asked for a copy of the Quran in Hindi and has read parts of it.
The author with devotees, who keep alive the folklore, songs and legends of Sati or Sita, that embodiment of the pain and suffering of womankind. Annie Ali Khan, who died tragically last year, accompanied these women and others like them on pilgrimages to shrines across Pakistan.(Annie Ali Khan)
The author with devotees, who keep alive the folklore, songs and legends of Sati or Sita, that embodiment of the pain and suffering of womankind. Annie Ali Khan, who died tragically last year, accompanied these women and others like them on pilgrimages to shrines across Pakistan.(Annie Ali Khan)

Excerpt: Sita Under the Crescent Moon by Annie Ali Khan

By Annie Ali Khan
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 09:12 AM IST
In Sita Under the Crescent Moon, Annie Ali Khan travels with women pilgrims to Sufi shrines across Pakistan to see how they worship Sita. In this particularly powerful excerpt, the author ponders on the pain of womanhood
Dr Sameer Tamboli who attended the event said, “It was a very different experience. I felt welcomed in a church.(HT Photo)
Dr Sameer Tamboli who attended the event said, “It was a very different experience. I felt welcomed in a church.(HT Photo)

Quran graces the altar at St Patrick’s cathedral in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nozia Sayyed
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 03:07 AM IST
Karimuddin Shaikh, head of Jamat-e-Islami Hind Pune unit said, “It was a unique experience. We had an iftar party in St Patrick’s church. The event was mesmerising and we saw almost 150 people of different faiths present.”
The Quran at the shrine in Gaya.(HT Photo)
The Quran at the shrine in Gaya.(HT Photo)

Gaya khankah preserves one of world’s oldest and largest holy Quran

Hindustan Times, Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha, Gaya
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 01:53 PM IST
The holy Quran, which is 35 centimetres long and 54 centimetres wide, is in two parts with 1,152 pages.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressing the inaugural plenary session of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi on Friday.(Photo: Twitter/@MEAIndia)
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressing the inaugural plenary session of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi on Friday.(Photo: Twitter/@MEAIndia)

At OIC meet, Sushma Swaraj quotes Rig Veda, Quran to denounce terror

Hindustan Times, Abu Dhabi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Sushma Swaraj cited verses from Quran and Rig Veda, and quoted Guru Nanak Dev at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meet to denounce terror and their supporters.
The holy book was reported to be stolen from a mosque of Salempur village, around 35km from the district headquarters, in Sherpur block of Dhuri sub-division on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
The holy book was reported to be stolen from a mosque of Salempur village, around 35km from the district headquarters, in Sherpur block of Dhuri sub-division on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

FIR lodged after stolen Quran’s torn pages found in Sangrur

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By HT Correspondent, Sangrur
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 11:41 AM IST
The holy book was reported to be stolen from a mosque of Salempur village.
Police stand outside the house where the deceased lived with his uncles and elder brother.(HT Photo)
Police stand outside the house where the deceased lived with his uncles and elder brother.(HT Photo)

Boy beaten to death in Delhi’s Mukundpur was saving for new phone, says family

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 09:41 AM IST
The 16-year-old from Bihar worked as an electrician’s apprentice for Rs 2,000 a month
Hairy tale: Mallika Sarabhai as Draupadi in a production of the Mahabharata in 1989. This is the pivotal vastra-haran scene after which Draupadi vows to only ever tie up her hair after she has bathed it in the blood of Dushasana, the Kaurava who attempted to disrobe her.(Alamy Stock Photo)
Hairy tale: Mallika Sarabhai as Draupadi in a production of the Mahabharata in 1989. This is the pivotal vastra-haran scene after which Draupadi vows to only ever tie up her hair after she has bathed it in the blood of Dushasana, the Kaurava who attempted to disrobe her.(Alamy Stock Photo)

Excerpt: Infinite Variety; A History of Desire in India by Madhavi Menon

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 10:23 PM IST
Hair has been a marker of sexual attractiveness in India across gender and religions. This edited excerpt looks at the history of hairy desire in the country
There are only two verses in the Quran which talk of polygamy in the Surah Nisa, verses 3 and 129. Both are in response to a specific situation and set many conditions(REUTERS)
There are only two verses in the Quran which talk of polygamy in the Surah Nisa, verses 3 and 129. Both are in response to a specific situation and set many conditions(REUTERS)

There is no such thing as nikah halala in Quran

By Rana Safvi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 12:11 PM IST
Nowhere does the Quran give carte blanche for Muslim men to indulge in polygamy. Forgetting or ignoring the conditions the Quran laid down, men continued these practices.
A 10th century Quran is on display at Israel's National Library.(AP)
A 10th century Quran is on display at Israel's National Library.(AP)

Israel’s National Library displays tiny, ancient Quran to mark Ramadan

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 11:42 AM IST
Israel’s National Library is exhibiting a 10th century Quran as part of a collection of Islamic texts to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
An exhibition of rare Islamic art and Quranic manuscripts at display in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT)
An exhibition of rare Islamic art and Quranic manuscripts at display in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT)

Hindu family displays rare collection of Islamic manuscripts in Kashmir

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 02:13 PM IST
A Hindu family’s collection of rare Quranic manuscripts, elegant calligraphic works, and art masterpieces is on display in Srinagar and drawing hordes of people.
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