New Delhi: The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has endorsed a ‘fatwa’ issued by the powerful Darul Uloom at Deoband calling on Muslims not to sing Vande Maataram.
‘Love Jihad’ is being widely discussed by the general public, the issue has come before the High Court of Kerala, and religious oranisations of various hues are levelling charges and counter-charges against each other, but the “truth” of the matter is yet unclear.
Mutawas, the ruthless and primitive religious police of Saudi Arabia are a rule unto themselves. Joy C Raphael's book on the mutawas and their modus operandi is an eye-opener.
Saudi Arabia is a country where women are not allowed to drive, in many cases, not allowed to work when they can come in contact with women, and not allowed out alone. And that country now gets its first ever female minister. She is Norah Al-Faiz, U.S educated former teacher and an expert in girl’s education.