What’s the role of faith in service?
European Commission DG ECHO
Religious values, deeply rooted in texts, serve as an important motivator for giving. Religious Americans volunteer more, give more, and give more often.
A page from the Quran.
There are many myths around Sharia. A scholar explains the moral and ethical principles behind it, as also why there are different interpretations.
There is a common misunderstanding that one particular Qur’anic verse perpetuates violence against women.
Islam’s position on domestic violence is drawn from the Qur’an, prophetic practice, and historical and contemporary legal verdicts.
The Thomas Jefferson memorial in Washington, DC.
The White House may not host the traditional reception for Ramadan this year. This would be a departure from tradition and the vision of America's founders.
Muslim women are often pressured to choose to identify either with feminism or their faith.
Much of the non-Muslim world appears dismissive of the value Islam can have in Muslim women’s lives, but Islam is a crucial tool in the work of gender justice.
The lyrical beauty of Arabic inspired many poets, writers.
Land Rover MENA
The teaching of Islam is often limited to its religious practice. How Christians, Jews and Muslims borrowed freely from each other in the realm of art, music, and literature is seldom discussed.
Islam is not a monolith, and understanding its source code has value for everyone.
Undertaking a Muslim education – coming to understand the faith's teachings and its ideas about humanity – can have enormous value for anyone who wishes to tackle social conflicts.
Pages from a copy of the Koran dated back to 1284, displayed at an exhibition in the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha.
What makes Islamic State different to traditional Islam isn't necessarily the religious texts the group uses.
At prayer in Paris.
A Muslim scholar proposes the discussion of an alternative interpretation of Sharia that will challenge ISIS' claims to Islamic legitimacy.
Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham
Hotly-contested debates about the early or late canonisation of the Qur'an may be resolved by a recent discovery.
Cameron wants to counter radical narratives.
The British PM admitted that some Muslims don't feel they have a place in the UK.
Teaching Plato in Palestine?
Does God exist? Is piety worth it? Can violence be justified? Philosophy can offer a way to engage with these questions on which there are often widely differing beliefs.
The majority of Muslims have developed a humanitarian image of their prophet over a long period in their local cultures.
In any terrorist attack by Muslim extremists perpetrated in the name of Islam – such as the recent Charlie Hebdo atrocity – discussions about the Prophet Muhammad, his life and his teachings come to the…