Tag: Islam

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    This mystical tradition is declining in the Muslim world while attracting new followers in the West. More

    November 8, 2002 | Comments

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    Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the five so-called pillars of Islam, an obligation of Muslims worldwide. Muslims use a lunar calendar, and Ramadan begins with the new moon. But for devout Muslims, it’s not enough to calculate mathematically when the crescent moon rises. It has to be seen. More

    November 8, 2002 | Comments

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    Read a special Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly interview with scholar and author Karen Armstrong. She has written many books on religion, including THE BATTLE FOR GOD and ISLAM: A SHORT HISTORY. More

    September 13, 2002 | Comments

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    Every year the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assigns a summer reading book for its incoming freshmen. This year that book was called APPROACHING THE QUR’AN: THE EARLY REVELATIONS, and it’s generated a lot of controversy both within the state and outside of it. More

    August 23, 2002 | Comments

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    In the aftermath of 9/11, as many Americans tried to learn more about Islam, much was said about “madrasahs.” They are the Islamic schools, some of which, in Pakistan, taught young men not just the Qur’an but terrorism. Madrasahs, it turns out, have a long and distinguished history in the Islamic world and may hold the key to whether Muslim scholars can once again welcome the ideas of others. More

    June 21, 2002 | Comments

  • Read Boston University religion professor Stephen Prothero’s essay on religious diversity. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

  • Read the comments of John Green, professor of political science at the University of Akron, on the RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY/U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT survey. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

  • Part one of a five-part series exploring religious America: In partnership with U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY conducted a national poll on religion and spirituality in American life. Part one investigates the challenges and consequences of religious diversity in America. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

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    Two American aid workers in Afghanistan, 29-year-old Dayna Curry and 24-year-old Heather Mercer, were arrested by security officials and accused of preaching Christianity, which is strictly forbidden by the Taliban. More

    October 5, 2001 | Comments

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    In the mainstream Muslim community, there’s been a new focus on politics in the 2000 election season. For the first time ever, American Muslims have launched a massive, national effort to register voters and organize political activity. More

    October 20, 2000 | Comments

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