The attack on Salman Rushdie promptly led to speculation on whether the attacker had been influenced by the 1989 fatwa against the author. A scholar explains what a fatwa is, and isn’t.
The fatwa against Salman Rushdie has political significance beyond the threat to free speech.
Rituals of rest and contemplation are woven into many religious traditions around the world.
Talk of the attack risks devolving into overly simplistic free speech debates.
Salman Rushdie, great writer and outspoken defender of writers’ freedom of expression, has been under a fatwa for more than 30 years. He’s set to recover from a shock stabbing last Friday in New York.
Under Indonesian rules designed to protect religious freedom, female Muslim students are not compelled to wear “Muslim attire”. But those regulations are often interpreted differently by schools.
Having the Quran in Igbo language will help in propagating Islam in the south eastern part of Nigeria.
Islamic views on abortion are based on diverse interpretations of what’s right and wrong when it comes to the body.
The start of the hajj is reigniting debates around its commercialization, but pilgrimages are also a time for seeking business opportunities, writes a scholar of Islam.
Scholars explain why many see abortion access as a religious freedom issue and what the views of different faiths are on ‘ensoulment,’ the point at which the soul is believed to enter the fetus.
Archival documents show that in the 1980s, British education officials refused to engage with Muslim communities about funding faith-based schooling.
The cinematic epic hinges on a very specific, and contentious, interpretation of early Islamic history.
Views on abortion differ not only among major religious traditions, but within each one.
A scholar of Islam writes about how widespread authoritarianism in the Muslim world shapes governments’ foreign policy toward Muslim minorities abroad.
In examining media coverage of Muslims over a 21-year period, in the US, UK, Canada and Australia, scholars found that articles mentioning Muslims were far more negative than other faith groups.
In today’s episode, we take a look at some ways lawmakers have legalized Islamophobia through niqab bans and other restrictive policies.
As Muslims congregate in their local mosques in communal prayer for Eid, the Women’s Mosque of America, located in Los Angeles, will provide an exclusive religious space for its female congregants.
School districts throughout the nation are beginning to heed calls to give students and teachers a day off in observance of the Eid al Fitr, a major Islamic holiday held at the end of Ramadan.
As Islamic geometric patterns and arabesque designs have migrated globally, they’ve been adapted, and may not even be recognized as bearing the influence of Islamic societies.
Many of the artefacts Ethiopia is famous for are found in Tigray. Their continued destruction could lead to irreversible culture shock and social collapse.