A senior religious official in the Muslim-majority country said the game can make people "intoxicated."
The discrimination, criminalization and oppression of the LGBT community, especially the trans community in Malaysia should be brought to an end.
If Islam is currently in America, then America, in dealing with Islam, should learn about its own unique experience and the challenges Muslims face.
The ruling or fatwa has the force of law and appears to go beyond the group's previous known utterances on the subject.
Religious leaders are emphasizing that they don't consider terrorists to be true Muslims.
"The acts of the Islamic State are inhuman and un-Islamic."
The 85-year-old Grand Ayatollah did not talk to me as if I'm Sunni or Shia, Muslim or non-Muslim but just as a human being. I left his reception fully confident that Iraq is currently in safe hands so long as it continues to have wise men like him. However, what will happen after Sistani departs a fragile Iraq?
Mücahid Cihad Han supposedly made the claim in response to a call from a man who "kept masturbating, although he was married
It is heartening to see the swift condemnation against Indiana's new law from state governments, technology leaders, athletic organizations and community organizations. The pressure should be kept up, even as the governor and lawmakers say they want to "clarify" the law's intent.
Other Muslim scholars in the United States, the United Kingdom and parts of the Muslim world have issued their own statements
Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to meet with Iraq's leadership including Grand Ayatollah Sistani on 24 July. The meeting which is understood, in essence, to have been primarily a consultative one, is potentially a critical turning point in the United Nation's involvement in Iraq's steps towards democracy.
The fatwa is not about revenge or attack but the need to defend religious freedoms, sacred places and land from those whose aim is remove peaceful Muslims' freedoms to believe in Islam as they currently do, remove their shrines and to remove them from their lands.
It might be inappropriate to call a 342-page book about atrocities a page-turner, but this one is. You might not agree with
The ongoing debate between of what constitutes an artistic expression of free speech versus religious protection had recently been witnessed not in the public eye, but instead under the radar on social media. And the stirred-up controversy had been with none other than America's beloved pop music star Katy Perry.
You may be wondering why anyone would want to take a one-way trip to Mars, and honestly I wonder that myself. However, Dutch company Mars One plans to do just that, and they received over 200,000 applicants vying to take the trip.