WEIZHOU, China (AP) — Thousands of Hui people gathered at the towering Grand Mosque on Thursday and Friday to prevent authorities from demolishing the structure.
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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The government refuses to recognize the Rohingya as a legitimate native ethnic minority. Most Rohingya are denied citizenship and other rights.
(RNS) – 'In the narrative of American Islam, there's this complete omission of these black Muslim women who are so critical to its making,' says Sylvia Chan-Malik.
(The Conversation) — Richard Dawkins' tweets are not the first time the Muslim call to prayer has been misconstrued or that Muslims have been attacked for their prayer practices around the world.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Following the killings of several priests in the Central African Republic, Catholic officials worry that clergy are being targeted by armed groups for their peacemaking efforts.
UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 10 months have passed since Myanmar's security forces launched a sweeping campaign of rape and other brutalities against the Rohingya, and the babies conceived during those assaults have been born.
(RNS) — The language of 'travel ban' is neither neutral nor objective. When journalists repeat this language, they become complicit in amplifying Trump’s propaganda and in inscribing anti-Muslim prejudice into federal immigration policy.
(RNS) — King Abdullah II of Jordan has won the 2018 Templeton Prize for promoting interreligious dialogue and cooperation between Muslims of differing traditions. He is the second Muslim to win the prize, joining laureates such as Mother Teresa...
(RNS) For Muslims with sleeping disorders, observing the major rituals of the holy month—waking up before dawn, then staying up to pray late into the night—can take a serious toll. What's a insomniac to do?
(RNS) — From the tragedy has perhaps come a growing awareness of the contribution Britain’s Muslims and other faith communities make to their neighbourhoods.
(RNS) — Omid Safi's new book 'Radical Love' offers a reminder to Muslims and non-Muslims alike: You can't divorce Rumi's mystical poetry from Islam.
(The Conversation) — Myanmar is still not safe for the return of its estimated 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees, who fled to Bangladesh in 2017 to escape an ongoing state-sponsored military campaign and persecution from Buddhist neighbors.
(RNS) — Stunning amounts of food waste produced in Muslim-majority nations during the holy month have led to a gradual awakening about Muslims’ responsibilities to the environment. Now, U.S. Muslims hope to lead their communities toward a zero-waste...
This week’s gallery includes images from the start of Ramadan, protests over the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, and more.
(AP) — Day after day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China’s new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party.