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Ulema Council Head Maulvi Kashaf passes away in Kabul

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May 24, 2020 - 15:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Ulema Council (AUC) Head Qiyyamuddin Kashaf has died due to an illness he was suffering from, his family member confirmed on Sunday. Abdul Basir Mansour, Kashaf’s family member, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Ulema...
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Ulema’s fatwa bans all types of gatherings

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Apr 05, 2020 - 18:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Religious scholars on Sunday issued a fatwa banning all Islamic, political, religious and cultural gatherings until the elimination of coronavirus across the country. Earlier today, Dr. Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the Ministry...
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‘People with corona symptoms must pray at home’

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Mar 22, 2020 - 18:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Religious scholars on Sunday urged the government and Taliban to create a joint commission on combating coronavirus and advised people to follow guidelines. First reported in December in the city of Wuhan in central China’s Hubei...
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No one can monopolize peace process: Kabul clerics

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Mar 02, 2020 - 18:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Tansiq Ulema Council, a clerics’ council in capital Kabul, on Monday welcomed recent developments in the peace process, saying peace “is a national process and no one has the right to monopolize it.” This come a day...
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Impartial ulema to talk with Taliban in Kandahar

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Dec 29, 2019 - 17:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Impartial Religious Scholars Peace Convoy on Sunday said they would travel southern Kandahar province for peace negotiations with Taliban insurgents, urging the warning parties to show flexibility in stances. The...
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Islamic scholars urge people to pay taxes timely

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Nov 24, 2019 - 19:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Islamic scholars on Sunday called on people to pay taxes timely in order to increase national revenue. Around 150 Islamic scholars attended a conference in this regard in Kabul today (Sunday). Maulvi Abdul Shakor Shakiri...
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Future seminaries be based on ulema viewpoint: Ghani

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Sep 21, 2019 - 18:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said the distance between the Presidential Palace and the mosque reduced during the past five years under the unity government, adding that efforts were ongoing to further narrow the gap. The...
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Helmand clerics urge warring parties to declare truce

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Jul 09, 2019 - 16:29
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A number of religious scholars in southern Helmand province on Tuesday asked the warring parties to the Afghanistan conflict to announce ceasefire and facilitate intra-Afghan dialogue. The call comes after a two-day intra-...
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Ulema want targeted killings of colleagues probed

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May 29, 2019 - 15:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): Demanding ceasefire before Eidul Fitr between government and Taliban forces, hundreds of Islamic scholars on Wednesday strongly condemned targeted killings of their counterparts. The scholars holding a gathering in Kabul said the...
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Nangarhar ulema welcome Consultative Loya Jirga

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Apr 17, 2019 - 17:31
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some Islamic scholars in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday welcomed the upcoming Consultative Loya Jirga on peace and demanded international guarantee from both the government and the Taliban about starting their peace...
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Ulema call for permanent truce ahead of Eid-ul-Adha

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Aug 04, 2018 - 19:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Ulema High Council on Saturday demanded permanent ceasefire between the government and the Taliban ahead of Eid-ul-Adha. This was offered by the Ulema during a meeting here today. Religious scholars, university...
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Ulema say ready to mediate between govt, Taliban

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Jun 20, 2018 - 16:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): Calling for a lengthier ceasefire, tens of ulema during a gathering in Kabul reiterated their willingness to mediate between the government and the Taliban . Talking to reporters after their gathering, the religious scholars urged...
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Balkh ulema welcome ceasefire, urge end to conflict

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Jun 11, 2018 - 18:52
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Clerics in northern Balkh province on Monday welcomed the ceasefire between the government and the Taliban during Eid holidays, urging a permanent end to the conflict.
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Ulema gather in Kabul to outline stance on war

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Jun 04, 2018 - 10:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 2,000 Afghan religious scholars are meeting in Kabul to highlight their stance on the ongoing conflict and the need for peace in Afghanistan . The huge gathering got under wat 9am at the Loya Jirga tent in the capital. The...
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Kabul hails ulema declaration, urges Muslim world’s help

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May 12, 2018 - 19:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): The unity government in Kabul has welcomed the Ulema Conference’s joint statement issued in Indonesia, urging clerics from across the Muslim world to play their role in eradicating violence, extremism and terrorism in war-torn Afghanistan .
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We opposed naming Taliban in Jakarta declaration: Pak ulema

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May 12, 2018 - 18:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Top cleric at Jamia Haqqania seminary in Pakistan has said they prevented naming the Taliban in the joint declaration issued after an ulema conference in Indonesia.
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Jakarta cleric moot urges Afghan sides to join direct talks

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May 11, 2018 - 13:34
JAKARTA (Pajhwok): Indonesia President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Friday opened the Trilateral Ulema Conference involving clerics from Indonesian, Afghanistan and Pakistan at Bogor Palace, which deliberated upon how ulema could help achieve peace in Afghanistan.
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Trilateral ulema conference in Indonesia next month

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Feb 14, 2018 - 20:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): Religious scholars from Afghanistan and Pakistan are expected to hold a joint conference with their Indonesian counterparts in Jakarta next month, a reliable source said on Wednesday.
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Ghani endorses ulema demands, hopes Taliban to do so

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Dec 27, 2017 - 20:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has accepted demands religious scholars presented to the government and Taliban militants for peace in Afghanistan , a statement from the Presidential Palace said on Wednesday.
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Scholars urge Taliban to shun violence, protect welfare gains

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Dec 26, 2017 - 23:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of religious scholars coming together in Kabul from various parts of the country on Tuesday asked the Taliban to protect national infrastructure and public welfare projects by renouncing violence and joining the reconciliation process.
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