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.
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.
Several US universities now recognize caste as part of nondiscrimination policies. Two scholars of South Asian studies explain how caste-based violence isn’t limited to Hinduism, or to India.
The Indonesian government involves clerics and religious organisations to promote green energy in the country, where nearly 90% of its 270 million population are Muslims.
Ramadan, a holy month of fasting in Islam, begins this weekend, and asks Muslims to give thanks to God for the sustenance the Earth provides.
In recent years, the Chinese government has used scholarships to shape the views of Indonesian Muslim students on controversial issues such as the mistreatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
The story can be traced back many centuries to a time of warfare between Christian European countries and the Muslim Ottoman Empire.
A scholar of Islam explains how Muslim religious leaders, starting around the year 1050, worked with political rulers to challenge what they considered to be sacrilegious influence on society.
Zakat, or charity, is a fundamental practice within the Islamic faith.
Through its theology of the environment and the power of its ethical stance, Islam and Muslims must play a central role in reversing climate change.
Understanding what drives conflict, and tension, is the starting point for developing paths to peace.
Two scholars – both converts to Islam – set out to understand the Muslim community in Chile. Here is what they found.
Islamophobia increased post-9/11. Twenty years later, American Muslims are still dealing with the mental health effects – and research barriers limit what is known about what puts them at risk.
Concern about Islamophobia has been near-constant for years. But how it plays out is changing – especially online.
A second plot was planned on 9/11, but there were too few terrorists to carry it off. Twenty years later, al-Qaida and its offshoot the Islamic State group still have trouble attracting recruits.
Day 2 of our Understanding Islam series. There are five pillars – or basic tenets – of Islamic faith. Each of these pillars is an important part of being Muslim.
Day 3 of our Understanding Islam series. Many Muslims belong to one of two sects of Islam, which agree on most of the fundamentals of Islam but vary in others.
A scholar of religion explains what those who fast for health and fitness can learn from religious traditions for a sustained, deeper and lifelong practice.
Although Ghana has not been affected by religious conflict, the ways youth from the Muslim minority relate to their nation is an important question.