Muslims start the hajj by circling the Kaaba, the black, cube-shaped house of God.
Each year, Muslims from all over the world go on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, known as hajj. A scholar explains its spiritual significance.
IIOC Masjid Omar AlFarouk
Muslims throughout the world will celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) beginning this Thursday evening. Here's an introduction to this important feast and its partner, Eid al-Fitr.
Muslims praying in Puerto Rico.
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There are an estimated 3,500 to 5,000 Muslims in Puerto Rico. Who are they and what is their history?
Life on the margins: a Syrian refugee on the streets of Beirut.
Anti-refugee sentiment is growing in Beirut.
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.
A file photo of a girl picking up a cupcake as she breaks fast at King Fahad Mosque in Los Angeles, California during Ramadan.
There are many myths around Ramadan. A scholar explains the religious observance and its spiritual significance.
Muslims around the world are fasting in the month of Ramadan.
Consumption increases during the month of Ramadan in countries where Muslims are the majority.
Germany’s Sami Khedira has the option of citing the travel exemption during Ramadan.
The World Cup and Ramadan – the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset – last clashed in 1986. This year they did so again in spectacular fashion…