The civil rights leader Malcolm X was famously part of the Nation of Islam until his break from the group in 1964. What is the history behind this small but influential religious movement?
The French Football Federation has recently ruled against breaks for religious motives. But if French players’ attitude during the 2023 Ramadan are anything to go by, the debate is far from closed.
Narratives that pit secular protesters against a religious regime do not necessarily explain the protests in Iran or what they are calling for.
A recent study highlights how mass surveillance of Muslim communities by Canadian intelligence is based on racist stereotypes about Muslims.
Local journalism should be recognised as an essential element for nurturing the UK’s diverse, civic communities.
A political scientist explains the history of blasphemy laws in Muslim-majority nations and how they play a role in silencing dissent.
The veil as a symbol of oppression has once again moved to center stage in Iran, but it’s important to know about the history of veiling – and mandatory unveiling.
Inviting Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh – notorious for its role in violent conflicts between Hindus and Muslims in India – could help kickstart a global movement of improved interfaith relations.
The Wahhabi school of Islam has spread throughout the world, along with its disapproval of the holiday.
Shariah law informs financial contracts and credit systems, and the growth of Islamic financing options provides an alternative to current debt-based banking systems.
Christianity is the second-largest religion in Kazakhstan, with 26% of the population practicing the faith. But many Christians, especially in the smaller denominations, have experienced persecution.
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.
On the 75th anniversary of India’s partition, scholars from the US, Canada, France, UK and Australia write about their favorite book or film that best explains the trauma of a violent division.
Jinnah insisted on secular education, gender equality and equal rights for minorities – all of which remain unrealized dreams in Pakistan.
Hijab controversy in Nigeria’s public schools has further exposed how religion has polarised Africa’s most populous nation.
France may be getting closer to legalizing cannabis. Still, arrests are rising quickly and often target Arab Muslim men.
Islamic views on abortion are based on diverse interpretations of what’s right and wrong when it comes to the body.
Views on abortion differ not only among major religious traditions, but within each one.
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.