The Constitution provides for freedom of belief and the practice of religious rites, although the Government places restrictions on these rights in practice. Islam is the official state religion, and the principles of Shari'a (Islamic law) are the primary source of legislation.
Month: October 2009
Members of a group regarded as an 'organisation of concernâ€™ by the Home Office has secured large government grants for schools.
LAHORE, Pakistan â€” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on a visit meant to improve relations with Pakistan, strongly suggested Thursday that some Pakistani officials bore responsibility for allowing terrorists from Al Qaeda to operate from safe havens along this countryâ€™s frontier.
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Iran has told the U.N. nuclear watchdog that it wants fresh nuclear fuel for a reactor in Tehran before it would agree to ship most of its enriched uranium stocks to Russia and France, diplomats said on Friday.
The death of Luqman Ameen Abdullah â€“ the Muslim leader shot dead Wednesday by FBI agents after he allegedly first opened fire â€“ was mourned and criticized today by some African-American Muslims in metro Detroit and across the U.S.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. â€” A 37-year-old wife from New Brighton tried to slit her husbandâ€™s throat as he slept because he was not the devout Muslim she believed she married, and pressured her to eat pork and drink alcohol, authorities allege.
A 10-day manhunt ended when police arrested an Iraqi immigrant accused of running over his 20-year-old daughter to punish her for becoming "too Westernized" and rebuffing the conservative ways he valued.
The much-hyped, soon-to-open Breslin restaurant, situated in the 12-story Ace Hotel on Broadway and 29th, is giving members of the Masjid Ar-Rahman mosque across the street some agita. â€œFive times a day, thereâ€™s a hundred cabs on the streetâ€”the good news is you can always get a cab,â€ co-owner Ken Friedman told the Transom the other evening. He said some mosque visitors â€œobject to seeing people drink alcohol.â€
Established in 1969 to safeguard global Muslim interests, the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental body after the UN.