India recognises prostitution as a ‘profession’

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India's Supreme Court has ordered police to refrain from interfering and taking criminal action against consenting sex workers. The court added that "prostitution is a profession and...

Akke Rahman becomes first British Muslim to climb Mount Everest

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Akke Rahman has become the first British Muslim to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. He reached the summit of the 8,849 metre...

Leaked documents and photos from Xinjiang show detained Uyghurs

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A leak of thousands of photos and official documents from the Chinese authorities in Xinjiang appears to show that the mass internment of Muslim...

Afghan authorities tell female broadcasters to cover faces

The authorities in Afghanistan have told local television broadcasters to ensure that female presenters cover their faces when on air. A spokesperson for the Islamic...

Naveed Butt was abducted in Pakistan ten years ago – Where is he now?

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Ten years ago this week a good man was snatched off the streets of Pakistan by the intelligence services whilst collecting his young children...

Afghan authorities recommend all women wear burqa

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The authorities in Afghanistan have recommended that all women wear the burqa with a face covering in public. Sources in Afghanistan have told 5Pillars that...

Afghanistan, Niger and Mali are celebrating Eid al-Fitr today

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Afghanistan was the first Muslim nation to declare Eid al Fitr last night and Afghans are celebrating the festival today across all provinces. The Supreme Court...

Ayaan Institute: Pakistan faces choice between dependency and independence

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A new report by the Ayaan Institute think-tank has concluded that the Pakistani people need to decide if they want to be on a...

Mufti Taqi Usmani urges Afghanistan to open girls’ schools

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One of the world's leading Islamic scholars, Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, has urged Afghanistan to open girls' secondary schools. Mufti Usmani is a leading scholar...

At least 47 killed in Pakistani attack on eastern Afghanistan

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The death toll from Pakistani military air raids in the eastern Afghanistan on Saturday has risen to at least 47, officials said. “Forty-one civilians, mainly women and...
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