Aamaj: Unlike other Islamic countries, Taliban announced Sunday, May 01, 2022, as the first day of Eid-al-Fitr. Taliban claim that they saw the crescent of Shawal (an Arabic month after Ramadan) on Saturday evening, but a number of people were fasting yesterday and celebrate today Monday, May 02, 2022 as the first day of Eid-al-Fitr.
AFP via Al Jazeera: Akhunzada delivered his brief address from one of the front rows of worshippers in Kandahar without turning to face the crowd, according to social media posts. Taliban officials did not allow journalists to approach him. Two helicopters hovered over the mosque for the two-hour event. Click here to read more (external
Ariana: Afghans celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday, across all provinces of Afghanistan, including Kabul, after the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) government declared the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday night. This despite Saudi Arabia announcing Saturday that the crescent moon for the month of Shawwal had not been observed in Saudi Arabia. They declared Sunday
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 3, 2022 ISLAMABAD — The United States has initiated talks with Muslim-majority countries to encourage them to take the lead in pressing Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers not to exclude the country’s women from public life in the name of religion. Rina Amiri, the U.S. special envoy for Afghan women, girls, and human
Dawn: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that insulting Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) does not count as an expression of artistic freedom but is a “violation of religious freedom”, according to state news agency TASS. Putin made these remarks during his annual press conference in Moscow on Thursday, adding that insults to
Ayaz Gul VOA News December 19, 2021 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban assured a special meeting of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Sunday that they will do more to enhance national political inclusivity and promote human rights, including those of women, in the country. Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi spoke in Pakistan at
8am: Abdulrabb Rasul has asked the Taliban to express their opinion about these [suicide] attacks, and are their views changed regarding suicide attacks or not? “Are suicide training camps closed or are they still training people?”, Sayyaf also added. Click here to read more (external link).
By Ron Synovitz Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 2, 2021 When the Taliban-led government says it is implementing Islamic law in Afghanistan, it is referring to its own strict Sunni interpretation of Shari’a. There is no universal Islamic law, because Shari’a is open to different interpretations among the five main schools of Islamic jurisprudence: four Sunni
By Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 25, 2021 The austere form of Sunni Islam that Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers follow is rooted in an Islamic seminary in Deoband, a town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is an interpretation of Islam that is used by the Taliban to justify their clerical government