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.
Religion has often been a key motivation for philanthropy and economic fairness. Africans in the diaspora champion this.
Societies and cultures that seem ossified and entrenched can be completely upended by pandemics, which create openings for conquest, innovation and social change.
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 a New Zealand legal first, mass-murderer and terrorist Brenton Tarrant is jailed for life with no chance of parole.
Recent history shows politicians should think twice before using refugees and asylum seekers for electoral gain.
Muslims throughout the world will celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Festival of Sacrifice, beginning at sundown on July 30, but the coronavirus has changed many things.
The law is on the judge's side when it comes to fears the Christchurch killer will use his sentencing hearing to grandstand.
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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, India's Narendra Modi government has been successful in scapegoating, discriminating against and marginalizing minorities, putting lives at greater risk.
Social distancing has made giving to the poor – an obligation under Islam – harder this Ramadan. Meanwhile Muslim nonprofits are feeling the strain of the economic downturn.
Islam is not a monolith and not all Muslims are experiencing lockdown in the same way.
COVID-19 has led to a rise in Islamophobia, with fake news and racist memes shared online, new research finds.
In spite of limitations, new forms of female religious authorities represent a significant development among Kenyan Muslims.
Saudi Arabia is barring international visitors for the hajj. A scholar explains a long history of disease, politics and war that have previously prevented people from making the journey to Mecca.
Islamic law requires Muslims to ritually clean their body before praying. This guidance has particular relevance at a time when hand-washing is important to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Haji-Daoud Nabi was a lifelong friend, who helped inspire my research in Afghanistan on how violent events shape people's sense of community. I never thought my work would one day apply at home in NZ.
India's leader has appealed for 'peace and brotherhood' after last week's violence left 43 dead in Delhi. In Modi's India, however, brotherhood requires religious minorities to know their place.
In recent years Bangladesh has seen an increase in attacks on religious minorities. A scholar explains how certain extreme views on how Islam is to be followed are taking center stage in the country.
In retweeting a doctored image of Nancy Pelosi standing in a hijab in front of an Iranian flag, Trump is playing into fears that Iran and Islam are evil and anti-American.