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The Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, when both Shia and Sunni Muslims come together to pray. Al Jazeera English

What is the Shia-Sunni divide?

Shia-Sunni conflicts are raging in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Pakistan. What is at the heart of this schism?
A file photo of a girl picking up a cupcake as she breaks fast at King Fahad Mosque in Los Angeles, California during Ramadan. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Why Ramadan is called Ramadan: 6 questions answered

There are many myths around Ramadan. A scholar explains the religious observance and its spiritual significance.
The 2017 April bombings of Coptic churches in Egypt raised once again the question of a ramping Islamic terrorism in the country and what can be done to prevent it. Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Could an Islamic reformation prevent violent radicalisation in Egypt?

Religious state institutions wanting to address the rhetoric of violence in the name of religion must begin by reforming their relationship with the state.
President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

What Trump missed in his address on tolerance - American Muslims

Trump avoided many of the missteps his critics feared, but he failed to acknowledge the presence of America's large Muslim population and its contribution to American society.
A devotee prays at the tomb of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Pakistan. Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

Who are the Sufis and why does ISIS see them as threatening?

Around the world, Muslims and non-Muslims celebrate Sufi saints and gather together for worship in their shrines, offering an example of pluralism. But groups such as IS oppose this.

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