Over 730,000 attend massive rave in Saudi Arabia

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More than 730,000 people attended Saudi Arabia’s MDLBeast Soundstorm music festival last week and, according to media reports, attendees were drunk, women wore skin-tight...

Mufti Menk causes anger in Kashmir after performing nikah of pro-Indian politician

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The prominent Muslim theologian Mufti Ismael Menk has stoked controversy during a recent two day private visit to Indian-occupied Kashmir after he performed the nikah...

Saudi Arabia embraces pagan festival of Halloween

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According to media reports from the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is fully embracing the pagan festival of Halloween with pumpkins, lights and ghoulish decorations springing...

Nouman Ali Khan’s Bayyinah Institute launches lawsuit against Imam Omar Suleiman

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UPDATE: 5Pillars can confirm that the lawsuit against Imam Omar Suleiman by Bayyinah Institute was dismissed on Thursday 30 November 2017. Nouman Ali Khan's Bayyinah Institute...

Bangladesh likely to remove Islam as state religion

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The Bangladeshi State Minister for Information, Murad Hassan, has said Islam is not the state religion and the country will soon go back to its original...

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi ‘cancelled’ over his LGBTQ views

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The prominent U.S. Muslim theologian Shaykh Yasir Qadhi has said he has been 'cancelled' by an unnamed European University because of his normative Islamic...

Moroccan boy Rayan passes away after being rescued from well

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An official Moroccan statement has confirmed that the five-year-old boy Rayan  who fell into a deep well in Morocco on Tuesday has passed away. The news...

Prominent Turkish scholar Sheikh Mahmud Effendi passes away

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One of Turkey's most influential Islamic scholars and teachers, Sheikh Mahmud Effendi, has passed away at the age of 93. Sheikh Effendi died in İstanbul on...

Innocent Pakistani taxi driver cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay after 17 years

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Ahmad Rabbani, a taxi driver from Karachi, has been cleared for released from the infamous U.S. prison Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, after spending 17 years...

Imam deported from France for reciting Quran, quoting Hadith

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An imam and his family have been deported from France after he recited a verse from the Quran and quoted a Hadith which encouraged...