Historians believe Muslims first arrived in the U.S. in the 17th century.
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Fewer than half of Americans report knowing someone who is Muslim. Here we explain Islam, its diversity and its long history in the United States.
Muslim women break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
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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.
According to Islamic studies professor Abbas Barzegar, there are many ways Muslims practice their faith, with some young American Muslims even developing new interpretations of Islamic law.
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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.
Mosul, a major city in northern Iraq, in the 19th century
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Day 4 of our Understanding Islam series. Knowing the historical contributions of Islam and its influence on other faiths can help counter many assumptions about the religion today.
World Hijab Day started in the U.S. and is one way women have asserted pride in wearing a headscarf.
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Day 5 our Understanding Islam series. For some Muslim women, wearing a hijab can be a religious act but Muslim women’s clothing isn’t entirely about faith. It has been used – and is still used – as an assertion of identity.
The response to anti-Islamic law bills introduced in 2017 included counterprotests like this one in Seattle.
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Day 6 of our Understanding Islam series. Sharia constitutes a broad set of rules that guide Muslims on how to lead an ethical life. The way Sharia is interpreted depends on who is using it and why.
If you’ve read the six-article series on Understanding Islam, test your knowledge with this quiz.