An expert argues our connection with these figures is longstanding. They are embedded in our myths and help us explore deeper questions about being human.
India doesn't eat much meat per capita, but that might be changing: it's the fastest-growing poultry market in the world.
Rowan Atkinson was part of a new wave of comedians who pushed racist comedy to the margins. So why is he defending Boris Johnson now?
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.
A look at Hajj-going among British Muslims shows how modern transport and marketisation have led to huge changes.
Muslim women and men are choosing to wear Islamic clothing in the face of rising religious hatred.
A religious minority of Pakistan, the Ahmadis have been boycotting elections for decades. Casting a vote would require that they denounce themselves as 'non-Muslims.'
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.
The halal food sector largely relies on industrially produced meats and produce. But more and more Muslims are using the Quran to interpret halal to mean food that's wholesome and humanely raised.
The re-education centres are linked to a return to core Communist ideology under President Xi Jinping and party obsession with 'stability maintenance'.
Africa is a deeply divided continent along ideological, ethnic and territorial lines. Religion and football can produce consensus.
Reggae is the musical expression of Rastafari, a belief system of migrants to Jamaica. A popular song, 'Rivers of Babylon,' offers a window into their spirituality and longing for their homeland.
Terrorists are wealthy. They're poor. They're Christian. They're atheists. They come from all over. That's why US counterterrorism efforts must be more nuanced than just barring Muslims.
A new analysis of 44,000 tweets reveals that fake news isn't always persuasive.
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.
Following the controversy over the resignation of House chaplain Patrick Conroy, in this speed read, scholars explain when the tradition of legislative prayer was started and how it has sustained.
While Islamophobic acts in Paris mainly take place in public institutions, in London they're mainly on the street or on public transport.
Michael Mohammed Ahmad's novel The Lebs is a realistic portrayal of teenage boys in Western Sydney.
Whenever Salah scores a goal, he performs sujood, the Islamic act of prostration. Fans' reactions to it underscore the state of British Muslimness today.