Ma’ruf Amin's selection as Joko Widodo's running mate in his re-election bid means that politicians continue to accommodate the conservative turn among Indonesian Islamic groups to win votes.
Social isolation feeds into extremism and terrorism.
The Muslim call to prayer has often been misconstrued. A scholar explains how Islamic prayer is the heart of Islam that allows for an intimate connection between Muslims and their Creator.
Madrasas, or Islam-centered schools, have long spread knowledge and literacy throughout the Muslim world. However, can they prepare students for today's tech-based economies?
Some 'celebrity' atheists espouse the very doctrines of violence that they accuse organised religon of.
The Crusades have been stereotyped, creating a narrative that supports both Islamophobia and anti-immigrant sentiments in the West, as well as "Westophobia" and paranoia in the Muslim world.
Indonesia has long been held up as a model of democratic transition in the Muslim world. This view of the country now needs rethinking.
Despite the beauty and novelty of the objects in the NMA's new exhibition of Islamic art, the exhibition misses opportunities to make Islamic cultures comprehensible.
Africa is a deeply divided continent along ideological, ethnic and territorial lines. Religion and football can produce consensus.
Our work on the International Panel for Social Progress has led us to conclude that religion is neither inherently pro-democracy nor inherently anti-democracy.
With Pope Francis recently elevating a Pakistani archbishop as cardinal, a scholar traces the history of persecution of the 2.5 million Christians of Pakistan.
Turkey's snap election is on Sunday. One fact is clear: The candidates and electorate are both nationalist and pious. That's in contrast to the strict secularism of 20th century politics.
Most religions have a fundamental belief that all human life belongs to God.
A scholar who visited Rohingya camps in Myanmar found little hope of a safe return home for refugees, who are currently living in camps in neighboring Bangladesh.
As President Trump resumes an annual tradition of celebrating Ramadan, it provides a moment to remember that Islam has long been practiced in America.
The inter-marriage of Muslim families and the mingling with Christianity provides us with an interesting back story to a Muslim ancestor of the current British monarch.
Food plays an integral role during the 30-day period of Ramadan. This Speed Read explains how Muslims determine what foods are 'halal,' an Arabic word that means 'permissible.'
Islamophobic and anti-semitic parents are removing children from school RE lessons.
Pakistan has often been misunderstood to be exclusively built upon a national Islamic identity, ignoring the multiculturality and divisive role of Islam in the definition of its national identity.
Abdul Somad is one of the most popular preachers in Indonesia. What are his secrets?