(RNS) Catholics may have invented the concept of excommunication, but they’re not the only religious group to discipline or sideline members who stray from the official party line.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The Islamic militant group al-Shabaab said it executed the attack, but the government disputes this.
Every year, millions of people visit the Al-Masjid Al-Haram mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Also known as the Sacred Mosque or the Grand Mosque, it houses several important Muslim artifacts, including the Black Stone, the Kaaba and the Zamzam Well. The pilgrimage to Mecca, called Hajj, is one of the five pillars of Islam and […]
Washington (RNS) Photographer Samra Habib’s exhibit, “Just Me and Allah,” opens at the Toronto Public Library on June 18. Learn more about Habib and her work by reading RNS Correspondent Omar Sacirbey’s article, and, If you can’t attend the exhibit in-person, don’t worry, RNS has you covered with a gallery of 10 images that will […]
(RNS) Confused about the difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, whose conflict has accelerated in Iraq again? Here’s a primer so you can sound smart at the water cooler.
(RNS) “Muslims around the world are saying, ‘You know what? My relationship with Islam doesn’t have to be guilt-ridden,’” said Toronto native Samra Habib, the photographer behind “Just Me and Allah.”
BALTIMORE (RNS) While the move to admit a Muslim student at a leading evangelical seminary shocked some Southern Baptists, observers say students from other faiths at other Christian seminaries typically don’t get much notice.
Protestors led by the Family Research Council rallied outside the White House in support of Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian woman in Sudan who was sentenced to death for marrying a Christian.
ISTANBUL (RNS) His case — as far as anyone can tell — is unprecedented. There have not been any — to date — public cases of Turkish imams forming rock bands.