We have a story today about transformation in the Islamic Middle East -- moderate Muslims challenging the fundamentalists. The contest is being played out on satellite TV channels where young Muslim televangelists are preaching a combination of piety and modern life.
We have a story today about two young men who grew up together best friends — one white, one black — and then took different religious paths. One became an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, the other a Muslim. Today they argue, of course, but as Betty Rollin reports, they’ve found their theological differences don’t matter nearly as much as friendship and laughter. More
Read more of Kim Lawton's interview about Muslims and charity with Anwar Khan, national development director of Islamic Relief.
Read more of Kim Lawton's interview about Muslim charities with Salam al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Counsel.
This year, almost three million Muslims are making the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. It’s considered one of the five fundamental obligations of Islam. An estimated 15,000 Muslims from the U.S. traveled last year, and considerably more were expected this year. Imam Shaker Elsayed of the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center in Virginia has been on many hajjes. He went again this year and agreed to discuss the journey. More
The story of a radical change in Minnesota's fifth congressional district in Minneapolis. A seat long-held by a Norwegian-American was taken over in the November 2006 election by an African American Muslim. This story aired prior to Ellison's victory.