(RNS) “Salaam, Love” seeks to counter stereotypes of Muslim men by offering stories of men who bare their emotions, admit mistakes, bask in memories of true love, recall heartbreaks, and reflect on caring for a dying wife.
(RNS) Muslims in commercials are still rare, but that could be changing as the acceptance of Muslims accelerates across America.
LONDON (RNS) Rinkoff Bakeries opened in 1911 when London’s Whitechapel district was a Jewish immigrant hub. The family-run bakery has evolved to serve Harrods, Google and the neighborhood’s growing Muslim community.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “They’ve learned to live with the repeal of DADT (Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell) and so I think they can get along very well with yarmulkes and beards,” said Rabbi Sanford Dresin, director of military programs for the Florida-based Aleph Institute.
(RNS) A green burial is a way to care for the Earth and answer to the part of the soul that recoils at the pomp of the average American funeral, and takes seriously the biblical reminder: “For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”
(RNS) Cremation is forbidden by some religions and required by others. But does it help the environment?
ISTANBUL (RNS) Has a reclusive Turkish cleric exiled to Pennsylvania hatched a plot to bring down the government of his former ally?
Optional feast day for Muslims, marking the creation of the world, Noah’s departure from the ark and Moses’ flight from Egypt. Shi’a Muslims mark this as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson; begins at sundown. Start date may vary depending on sighting of the moon.
Muslim holiday celebrating the culmination of the hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca; begins at sundown. Actual start date may vary depending on the sighting of the moon.
Muslim New Year, celebrated on the first day of the Islamic month of Muharram; begins at sundown. Actual start date may vary depending on the sighting of the moon.