Tag: quran

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    “People are going back to the basic texts, and they’re stripping away centuries of culture and tradition and looking for what they see at the heart of the religion,” says American journalist Carla Power, author of If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran. More

    November 3, 2015 | Comments

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    “We are event-driven in this ghastly tango with the jihadis, and what we don’t hear from are the peaceful, everyday Muslims who are going to work and bringing over kabobs for their neighbors and helping out in doing charity.” More

    November 3, 2015 | Comments

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    In this predominantly Muslim nation, religious extremism and resentment of the West both contribute to violence against Pakistani Christians. “We feel most of the time we are not equal. Not only not equal, but the growing feeling is that we are not even wanted,” says the Catholic archbishop of Karachi. More

    September 27, 2013 | Comments

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    “The Arab world will always be a religious place,” says film director Haifaa Al-Mansour, but “it’s important not to see ourselves as us against the world. It’s more of us with the world.” More

    September 23, 2013 | 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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    “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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    “When Muslims want to respectfully dispose of a text of the Qur’an that is no longer usable, we will burn it,” says Imam Jihad Turk, director of religious affairs at the Islamic Center of Southern California. More

    September 16, 2011 | Comments

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    We visit a Virginia mosque that feeds Muslims and non-Muslims alike at its daily iftar meal to break the Ramadan fast. More

    August 19, 2011 | Comments

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    We review some of the week’s leading religion news stories, from deadly riots in Afghanistan over the burning of a Quran at a Florida church to the morality of the budget to a church-state decision from the Supreme Court. More

    April 8, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch our annual reporters roundtable on the most important religion and ethics news of the past year. More

    December 22, 2010 | Comments

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