(RNS) You’ve heard of the scapegoat, right? Here’s how it fits into the overlap of Yom Kippur, Eid al-Adha and St. Francis of Assisi.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Inmate Gregory Holt wants to grow a half-inch beard in observance of his Muslim faith. Arkansas prison officials say he can’t. The Supreme Court will decide.
(RNS) If fatwas can be issued on anything and everything by pretty much any Muslim scholar, why do people pay attention?
WASHINGTON (RNS) “Please stop calling them the ‘Islamic State,’ because they are not a state and they are not religious,” said Ahmed Bedier, a Muslim and the president of United Voices of America.
ROME (RNS) The two artists said there was no way they would depict the Prophet Muhammad out of their great respect for Islam, but stressed they did not intend to offend any religion.
(RNS) The new campaign seeks to raise awareness and funds for Muslim da’wah — a call to propagate the faith — by reciting verses from the Quran on various online platforms.
(RNS) A new British study shows that Muslim women who wear headscarfs think better of their bodies than Muslim women who don’t.
TORONTO (RNS) When the Aga Khan set out more than a decade ago to build a landmark museum to house his family’s collection of Islamic art, he wanted to locate it in London. When those plans fell through, he chose Toronto.
(RNS) A campus appearance by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the outspoken Muslim-turned-atheist activist, is being challenged again, this time at Yale University. But this time her fellow ex-Muslims and atheists are among her critics.