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Watch: MNAs pray in protest during a National Assembly session

They were praying to protest not being allowed to speak in the session

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March 6, 2019


People have been praying in the wrong direction at a Turkish mosque for 37 years

The imam found out that the mihrab was built in the wrong place

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October 19, 2018


Prayer leader among 4 killed in Karachi

KARACHI: At least four people, including a woman, were killed in separate incidents of violence and firing here on Friday, police said. According to the police, gunmen on a motorbike shot and killed two persons near Ghausia Chowk in Orangi Town. The victims were identified as Salim and Ali Haider. Minutes later, Maulana Yasir, a…

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February 27, 2015


Funeral prayer of Chenab Rangers martyrs offered

SIALKOT: The funeral prayer of two Chenab Rangers personnel, who were martyred by Indian Border Security Forces (IBSF) in Shakargarh sector of Sialkot Working Boundary, was offered here, Samaa reported. The paramilitary soldiers were killed in cross-border firing with Indian troops near the eastern city of Lahore Wednesday, authorities said, spurring a “strong” protest from…

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December 31, 2014


Funeral prayer in absentia for Peshawar victims

Funeral prayer in absentia for Peshawar victims has been offered in Badshahi Masjid, Lahore. Watch video.

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December 17, 2014


Funeral prayers for slain PTI worker held

FAISALABAD: Funeral prayers for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf worker, who was killed in yesterday's Faisalabad clashes, were held today in the city as PTI is observing countrywide Day of Mourning, Samaa reported Tuesday. Funeral prayers for 30-year-old Haq Nawaz was attended by a large number of people, including local political leaders, at Pahari Ground in Faisalabad city….

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December 9, 2014


Helicam shots of Eid prayer

Watch Samaa’s exclusive helicam shots of Badshahi Masjid where thousands of Muslims are offering Eid prayers.

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October 6, 2014


Khan, Qadri offer Eid prayer at D-Chowk

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader, Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri on Monday celebrated Eid with thousands of their supporters camped in Islamabad, Samaa reported. Qadri led the Eid prayer at Islamabad’s D-Chowk. The congregation was attended by Imran Khan and other political leaders. Muslims in Pakistan are celebrating Islam’s…

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October 6, 2014


Prayer leader among dozens arrested in Karachi operation

Staff report KARACHI: Rangers and police continue raids in Karachi against criminals, arresting two suspects from Gulshan Zia colony of Orangi Town on Saturday. According to reports, police and rangers raided a house at Zia Colony and arrested two suspects along with weapons. Sources say that the suspects belong to a banned organization. In a…

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September 14, 2013


British TV channel to air Muslim call to prayer

LONDON: A British television station will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer every morning during Ramadan to give a voice to Britain's Muslim minority, which has faced a backlash since the murder of a soldier on a London street.Channel 4 on Tuesday announced it would be the first mainstream national broadcaster to air the call,…

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July 2, 2013


Benazir Bhutto’s 60th birthday: SBBWM holds prayer ceremony in Liaqat Bagh

Staff ReportRAWALPINDI: A prayer ceremony was held at the martyrdom place, Liaqat Bagh, of Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi on eve of 60th birthday of former chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), SAMAA reports.Shaheed Benzir Bhutto Workers Movement (SBBWM) arranged prayer ceremony for former prime minister and chairperson of the PPP, Benazir Bhutto, at Liaqat Bagh…

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June 20, 2013


Imran Mohmand’s funeral prayer performed in native town

Staff ReportMARDAN: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) linked MPA of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assmbly, Imran Mohmand’s funeral prayer has been performed in his native village, SAMAA reports.Imran Mohmand was injured in a suicide attack during a funeral prayer of a local person, Haji Abdullah, in a village of Mardan this evening.A large number of local people and PTI…

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June 18, 2013


Mourning day: MQM appeals people to resume activates after Juma prayer

Staff ReportKARACHI: The Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), which observed Friday as day of mourning against abductions and killings of its workers, has appealed people to resume their routine activities after Friday prayers, SAMAA reported.Earlier today, all business and educational activities came to a standstill today in Karachi, with thin traffic on roads. Several examinations scheduled…

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June 14, 2013


People stage protest after political worker’s funeral prayer in Karachi

Staff ReportKARACHI: Hundreds of people staged protest near Tibet Center on M.A. Jinnah Road after performing funeral prayer of political party’s worker in Karachi, SAMAA reported on Saturday.Earlier yesterday, MQM worker Amir was shot dead by terrorists in Karachi and today his funeral prayer was performed near Tibet Center on M.A. Jinnah Road.After completion of…

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April 13, 2013


New pope slips out of Vatican for morning prayer visit

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis, barely 12 hours after his election, quietly left the Vatican early on Thursday to pray for guidance as he looks to usher a Roman Catholic Church mired in intrigue and scandal into a new age of simplicity and humility.Francis, the Argentinian cardinal who has become the first pope born outside Europe…

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March 14, 2013


Prayer leader among 9 shot dead in Karachi

Staff ReportKARACHI: At least nine more people, including a prayer leader, were killed in ongoing violence in different areas of the city, SAMAA reports on Sunday.According to police sources, tension prevailed at Abul Isphani Road area after the killing of a prayer leader on Saturday night. He was identified as Imam Qadri Ashfaq.After his killing,…

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January 26, 2013


New Russian punk band documentary uncovers story behind 'punk prayer' protest

LOS ANGELES: When three women of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot entered a Moscow church to perform a “punk prayer” in February of last year, little did they think their actions would land them behind bars and capture the world's attention.A new documentary, “Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer,” which premiered at the Sundance…

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January 26, 2013


Prayer leader shot dead in Quetta

Staff ReportQUETTA: Unknown motorcyclists shot dead a prayer leader at Satellite Town in Quetta on Wednesday, SAMAA reports. Police say the firing incident took place near Kakar Colony, According to details, unknown gunmen riding a bike targeted prayer leader Mufti Rehmatullah as soon as he left his house for mosque to lead afternoon prayers. He…

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January 23, 2013


Prayer leader among 2 shot dead in Karachi

Staff ReportKARACHI: Unidentified gunmen killed Maulana Rafiqul Khalil, a prayer leader, at Shaheed-e-Millat Road near Hill Park area of the city on Sunday, SAMAA reports.According to police, the gunmen opened fire on his car, leaving him dead on the spot.He was coming from Korangi, sources said. He was a prayer leader in Alamgir mosque, situated…

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December 30, 2012


Bashir Bilour's funeral prayer would be offered today at 2pm

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that funeral prayer of slain Bashir Ahmed Bilour would be offered at Colonel Sher Khan Shaheed stadium here on 2:00 pm today.The body of deceased leader has been shifted to the home of his elder brother Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour. He would be buried in…

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December 23, 2012


Sindh schools observing Prayer Day for Malala

Staff ReportKARACHI: Prayer Day (Yaum-e-Dua) is being observed in all government schools of Sindh for the health and early recovery of Malala Yousufzai, who spoke against Taliban during insurgency in Swat, SAMAA reports Saturday.The innocent children and teachers of schools are raising their hands praying for the speedy recuperation of the brave daughter of the…

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October 13, 2012