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Locals protest as non-Agra Muslims are barred from offering Friday prayers at Taj Mahal complex

Muslim residents of Agra have protested against the imposition of a restriction at the Taj Mahal barring Muslims who do not live in the area from offering Friday prayers at the mosque that adjoins the 17th century monument. According to local news reports, Muslims say this started a few weeks ago …

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Iran President’s India visit: Rouhani calls for unity among Muslims

In a rare gesture, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is a senior Shia cleric too, on Friday visited the historic Makkah Masjid, a Sunni mosque, to offer prayers and called for unity among Muslims across the world. Addressing the congregation after Friday prayers, he said unity among Shias, Sunnis and …

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Muslim woman receives death threats after leading prayers in Kerala

A Muslim woman in the southern Indian state of Kerala has received death threats after leading prayers for a mixed congregation in an act of defiance against established Islamic practice. Jamida Beevi is thought to be the first woman to lead Friday prayers in India for both male and female worshippers, doing …

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