Religious scholars issue unanimous fatwa declaring suicide attacks Haram

The News International ISLAMABAD: Religious scholars from all schools of thought on Saturday issued a *fatwa (religious decree) that declared suicide attacks, armed insurgency against a state and use of force in the name of imposing Shariah as ‘Haram’ or … Continue reading

Al-Azhar committee to draft law on countering hatred, violence committed in the name of religion

Egypt Independent Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb decided to form a committee to draft a law on countering hatred and violence committed in the name of religion to be headed by Mohamed abdel Salam, al-Azhar’s legislative and legal advisor. Abdel … Continue reading

Pope: Fatima Visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto Will Be Proclaimed Saints

National Catholic Register VATICAN CITY — On Thursday Pope Francis approved the second and final miracle needed to canonize Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the shepherd children who witnessed the Fatima Marian apparitions. The remarkable story of these … Continue reading

‘We must protect our country’: extremist Buddhists target Mandalay’s Muslims

From the Guardian This article describes a tragic reality on the landscape of Inter Religious relations. There are two elements here that may be unfamiliar to Western readers: 1. Buddhist-Muslim relations are not a first thought where Islam is concerned. … Continue reading