Faith: Muslim

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    The latest news from Timbuktu, according to Professor Shamil Jeppie, is that 25,000 Islamic manuscripts were quietly moved out of the fabled Saharan city to protect them from destruction by Islamist militants. More

    February 1, 2013 | Comments

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    Some Turkish Alawites say their concerns are driven less by sympathy for the Assad regime than by a fear of what might replace it. More

    January 4, 2013 | Comments

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    “We’re trying to convince fellow Muslims of the fact that the idea of free speech is a foundational part of the Quran itself,” says the director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Washington office. More

    September 28, 2012 | Comments

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    The militarized island of Mindanao is the only area of the Philippines with a significant Muslim presence. It is also the place where international civilians are working with local civic groups to monitor a ceasefire and advance the peace process. More

    September 28, 2012 | Comments

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    Religious leaders came out strongly in their opposition both to demonizing another’s religion and to deadly violence. More

    September 14, 2012 | Comments

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    Watch our interview with the director of the Washington, DC office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, who says the violence in Libya and Egypt “does not stand for who we are as a people.” More

    September 14, 2012 | Comments

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    “It targets one community, one faith,” says Naeem Baig of proposed legislation to ban US state courts from considering shariah. “It is to create this fear of Islam and Muslims in the larger society.” More

    August 3, 2012 | Comments

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    The many works on view at the Met in New York demonstrate how artistic motifs were shared and used by people of different faiths in different regions over the centuries. More

    July 27, 2012 | Comments

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    “We asked religious scholars and they said that if we’re out on a mission like this, there is no problem with not fasting on the condition that when you return, you fast the days you lost, because fasting like prayer is obligatory,” says Abu Rmeileh, the first Palestinian to qualify for the Olympics. More

    July 20, 2012 | Comments

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    “When you are reciting the Quran you feel like you are talking to Allah,” says Quran reciter Sheikh Mohammad Alraee. During Ramadan he has been chanting the Quran from memory at the Islamic Center of Northern Virginia. More

    July 20, 2012 | Comments

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