Macron wants to 'build an Islam in France that can be compatible with the Enlightenment.' But that goal assumes France is compatible with Islam, says a Muslim scholar of religion and politics.
Why is the call to prayer in Islam sounded out loudly? How do you balance freedom of religion and imposing on the rights of others? Pasha answers these questions.
A man went to court to stop the call to prayer from a neighbouring property in Durban, South Africa. Here's what happened.
Religion has often been a key motivation for philanthropy and economic fairness. Africans in the diaspora champion this.
An 11th-century Persian philosopher, physician, pharmacologist, scientist and poet had a profound influence on both European thought and the Islamic world.
Divorce rates are reportedly on the rise but these religious councils largely run on volunteer labour.
Converting Istanbul's Byzantine churches implies a hierarchy prioritising the city's Islamic past over all other periods.
A huge new online survey of Iranians reveals only 40% identify as Muslim.
Millions of Muslims travel to Karbala in Iraq for one of the largest annual pilgrimages. The pilgrimage has adapted and changed over its centuries-old history.
In reconverting Hagia Sophia to a mosque, Turkish officials have emphasized veiling of Christian icons to create a Muslim prayer space. Experts explain why the veiling is in fact a Byzantine practice.
For many people, the standard weekend is Saturday and Sunday. That's not true for Muslims in some Islamic nations.
The Hagia Sophia is important in Turkey as a symbol of nation's changing identity since the Byzantine empire. However, it also holds significance globally as a Unesco site and tourist attraction.
A nationwide report on Islamophobia on campus reveals that friendships between those of different backgrounds is most effective at dispelling racist views.
Rejected by their countries but seen as outsiders in the West, queer and trans Muslims often live in limbo. The mental health costs of alienation can be severe, says a scholar of Islam and sexuality.
The Quran recognizes 'no superiority of a white person over a black person.' That notion, radical in 7th-century Arab society of slavery and tribal divides – remains unrealized 1,400 years later.
Race, class and national identity mean that views within the American Muslim community vary when it comes to such hot-button issues as policing, protests and discrimination.
The public broadcast in Canada of the call to prayer during Ramadan this year caused some tensions. What the preliminary research has shown however, is that it wasn't the noise people objected to.
The mosque is where men and women and children go to pray. But, according to art historian Christiane Gruber, some make room for other, non-human creatures too.
The ulema's reaction to the government's decision to limit access to mosques — and the civil society's counter-reaction — should be viewed in terms of challenges to traditional theism in modernity.
A survey of Muslim women finds many are frustrated by having a Islamic holy month in quarantine. But others say a 'remote Ramadan' is nothing new because child care duties often keep them home anyway.