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.
From magic bowls to holy shirts, Muslim cultures used various devices to protect the user from harm starting in the 11th century. Many of these objects were beautifully designed, too.
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.
Interventions seen to originate in the West frequently spark suspicion in northern Nigeria.
Religious communities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide meaning and help in a time of uncertainty
As it has for many other people, the lockdown restrictions to deal with the spread of coronavirus is having a signficiant impact on the way Msulims practise their faith.
As a nation with a strong religious sentiment, Indonesia could rely on its religious leaders to be more involved in communicating messages about the crisis.
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.
My new research highlights a little known story of women’s roles in British Muslim history.
Research finds that poor households in rural Indonesia tend to prioritise high-cost schooling options for sons, while sending daughters to under-resourced Islamic schools. Why is this the case?
Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia all punish blasphemy harshly – even with death. Such laws have political as well as religious motives, says a scholar on Islamism: They're a tool for crushing dissent.
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 countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain, it's now official policy that women should go to college and work outside the home. But cultural pressure to marry and have kids remains strong.
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.
Dopamine fasting has fast become a fad in the Silicon Valley, as a way to reset the brain's feel-good chemical. Many religions have advocated fasting for some of the same reasons.
'Zulm,' an Arabic word meaning extreme injustice, could explain why Iran appears to be so united in anger at the US killing of Gen. Qassam Soleimani.