ARAFAT, Aug 10: Two million Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat on Saturday amid the summer heat and regional tensions for a vigil to atone for their sins and seek God’s forgiveness as part of the annual haj pilgrimage.

NEW DELHI, July 30: India's parliament has approved a bill that makes the Muslim practice of "instant divorce" a criminal offense.

Eid celebrated in Birgunj

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BIRGUNJ, June 6: Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in Birgunj-2, Chhapkaiya on Wednesday morning before 9 am to attend the special prayer on the occasion of Eid.

KATHMANDU: The Muslim community is celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr across the country on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Government has announced a public holiday on June 6 to observe the Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest festival of the Muslim community.

AMPARA, April 29: The effects of Sri Lanka’s Easter suicide bombings reverberated across two faiths Sunday, with Catholics shut out of their churches for fear of new attacks, left with only a televised Mass, and Muslim women ordered to stop wearing veils in public.

CHRISTCHURCH, April 4: The Australian man arrested over a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges, New Zealand police say.

UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday against growing hatred of Muslims, less than a month after a deadly terrorist attack on mosques in New Zealand killed at least 50 people.

CHRISTCHURCH, March 23: Muslims prayed at Christchurch's main mosque on Saturday for the first time since a white supremacist massacred worshippers there as New Zealand sought to return to normality after the tragedy.

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KATHMANDU, March 19: Only 48 percent of the targeted groups of the population use family planning measures despite the government spending about Rs 500 million annually, according to the Family Welfare Division (FWD) under the Department of Health Services.

CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON, March 17: As New Zealanders struggled to cope with the deadly mayhem in Christchurch, stories of heroism have emerged from the tragedy, including a worshiper who chased away the gunman armed only with a credit card machine.

JAKARTA, Feb 13: Indonesia’s communications ministry said on Wednesday that Instagram had taken down an account displaying comic strips depicting the struggles faced by gay Muslim men after authorities labeled it “pornographic”.

BAGLUNG, Feb 7: The local Muslim community is facing problem due to lack of space for cemetery. The burial of the dead has become costly and problematic affair for the 25 Muslim families in Galkot municipality here for lack of burial ground nearby.

BANKE, Nov 9 : Abdul Wahid Mansuri ‘Chunna’ is a Muslim. Although a Muslim, he enjoys every festival celebrated by the Hindus. A native of Nepalgunj, Chunna has been putting on tika during the Dashain and Tihar, the biggest and second biggest festivals respectively of the Hindus, since the last 20 years.

OTTAWA, Oct 3: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi became the first person to be stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship on Tuesday (Oct 2) over her refusal to call out atrocities by her nation's military against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

In August a Danish law came into force banning face-covering veils. The move to ban burqas or niqabs has proven highly controversial and divisive.

The Muslim community in Assam is slowly warming up to family planning methods Muslims constitute nearly 35 per cent of Assam’s 33 million people and the high birth rate among the community is a major source of friction over the state’s most volatile issue—undocumented immigrants, especially those from neighbouring Bangladesh.

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Cover Photo: Road maintainance  for BIMSTEC causing traffic jam at Jamal on Tueday. Photo: Pratik Rayamajhi

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 16: President Donald Trump, meet Ilhan Omar.

INDIA, July 30: Thirty-six years after losing his parents, sister and a four-year-old daughter in one of India’s worst sectarian massacres, Abdul Suban says he is still trying to prove he’s a citizen of the Hindu-majority nation.

WASHINGTON, June 28: The seven nations under the Trump administration’s travel ban — upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — include five majority Muslim countries, prompting dissenting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to assert that the entry restrictions were motivated by “animus toward the Muslim faith.

WASHINGTON, June 27: A sharply divided Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries Tuesday, the conservative majority taking his side in a major ruling supporting his presidential power. A dissenting liberal justice said the court was making a historic mistake by refusing to recognize the ban discriminates against Muslims.

June 26: Scores are dead after vicious weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim cattle herders and Christian farmers, with one report citing police saying 86 people were killed.

KATHMANDU, April 12: The Muslim Association Nepal (MAN) has said that it will hit the streets against the curtailment of leaves granted by the government in honor of religions, cultures of Muslims, indigenous nationalities and other communities.

BANGKOK, Feb 23: First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.

EPALGUNJ, Feb 15: A Muslim boy falls in love with a non-Muslim girl. The love between them grows amid the fear of their families ruining it one day. Mohammad Safik Behana and his beloved, a Hindu girl Pinki Shah, discuss whether they let go of the beautiful dreams they saw together right from their school days.

MAHOTTARI, July 19: Until eight months ago, letters had no meaning for 35 year-old Rajiya Khatun of Samsi Rural Municipality in Mahottari who used to see her existence in just doing household duties.

WASHINGTON, June 29: The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims.

KATHMANDU, June 6: The Parliamentary Social Justice and Human Rights Committee on Tuesday has endorsed the Bill on forming a Muslim Commission after through deliberations in the House.

KATHMANDU, April 28: The country's Muslim community has expressed serious concern over the government's decision to hold the second phase of the local polls on June 14, saying it will be very difficult for Nepali Muslims to participate in the polls as they would be observing the festival of Ramzan.

NEPALGUNJ, March 7: When a daughter was born to a Muslim family in Eklaaini town of the district, Amanat Alisa, the baby’s father, surprised everyone in his community by naming her ‘Tamanna’, which means wish in English. The community, which believed that no one really wished for a daughter, was shocked at the father’s apparent excitement over having a daughter.

NEPALGUNJ, March 8: When a daughter was born to a Muslim family in Eklaaini town of the district, Amanat Alisa, the baby's father, surprised everyone in his community by naming her 'Tamanna', which means wish in English. The community, which believed that no one really wished for a daughter, was shocked at the father's apparent excitement over having a daughter.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The Muslim community in Kathmandu organized a farewell function in honor of the outgoing Indian envoy to Nepal Ranjit Rae on Tuesday.

Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday.

A public school in Australia has allowed Muslim schoolboys to refuse to shake hands with women.

A Massachusetts man is accused of attacking a Muslim airline employee at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, allegedly kicking and shouting obscenities at the woman and telling her that President Donald Trump “will get rid of all of you,” authorities said.

Strasbourg (France), Jan 11: Muslim parents in Switzerland cannot refuse to send their daughters to school-run swimming lessons with boys, Europe's top rights court said Tuesday, dismissing a challenge by a Turkish-Swiss couple claiming the rule violated their beliefs.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: National Muslim Commission today has urged the government to take action against the culprits involved in the incident occurred on December 12 at Matehiya of Banke district.

A Muslim businessman has erected an 85-foot Christmas tree in Baghdad in a sign of solidarity with Christians during the festive season.

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Nov 16: An architect of anti-immigration efforts who says he is advising President-elect Donald Trump said the new administration could push ahead rapidly on construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall without seeking immediate congressional approval.

Emre Celik, a resident of Australia and President of Rumi Forum announced a Muslim friend living in the US received an anonymous letter from his neighbor, reassuring him to not worry about Trump and his anti-Muslim anti-immigrant slogans, and that they were very happy to have them in America.

Muslim daughters start going to school

November 10, 2016 01:10 am

RAUTAHAT, Nov 10: Muhammad Makshul Aalam was always strict about disciplining daughters. He was not much interested in sending them to school either. It was only Madrasa (special school for Muslim children) Aalam would willingly send his daughters to.

NEW DELHI, Oct 13: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has mounted a strong attack on the Narendra Modi government accusing it of opening a “second front internally” by raking up the issue of Uniform Civil Code to “cover up” the failures of the administration in handling external challenges.

NAWALPARASI, Oct 9: The Muslim community today extended wishes on the occasion of the Bada Dashain festival.

Playboy magazine, once famous for bunnies and soft porn, for the first time, is featuring a Muslim woman wearing a hijab, in a spread that is drawing both praise and criticism.

A Spanish Muslim student, whose ban from a training institute for wearing the headscarf caused controversy, said on Tuesday she had finally been allowed to study with the hijab after regional authorities weighed in.

STAVANGER, Sept 12: A Norwegian court has found a hairdresser guilty of discrimination for refusing to serve a Muslim woman wearing a hijab.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: The National Muslim Struggle Alliance has drawn the attention of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal over various issues of the community on Thursday.

RAUTAHAT, July 7: At the end of a one-month-long festive season Ramadan, Rautahat-based Muslim community has been celebrating Edi-al-Fitr with much gusto.