Tag: Islam

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    “We saw in our texts, in the Qur’an and Hadith, that there’s so much about protecting the earth and seeing nature as a sign for us to reflect upon, but we weren’t seeing that in our communities.” More

    April 19, 2013 | Comments

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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

  • thumb01-alawite-anxiety

    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

  • thumb01-sharia-controversy

    “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

  • thumb01-islamic-art-gallery

    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

  • thumb01-quranrecitation

    “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

  • thumb01-femalecircumcision

    It is a painful rite of passage for girls in many African and Middle Eastern countries, but in Senegal there has been a remarkably successful campaign to change people’s attitudes towards female circumcision in an effort to eliminate the practice altogether. More

    June 8, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb02-kashmir

    In this territorial dispute between India and Pakistan in what may be the world’s most militarized region, there are direct links between water availability, rising terrorism, and religious extremism among Hindus and Muslims. More

    May 4, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb01-egyptdemocracy

    “We don’t want a religious state,” says Muslim Brotherhood member of parliament Ossama Yassin. “We want a modern, civil, democratic state belonging to the people.” More

    February 10, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb01-ahmadiyya-muslims

    “The questions in the eyes of many other Muslims,” says Georgetown University Islamic studies professor John Esposito, is “are these people really Muslims or not?” More

    January 20, 2012 | Comments

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