(RNS) God as a source of peace would not want to be associated with a name-sharing squabble. The Arabic term “Allah” predates Islam, and Muslims have no ownership over it.
(RNS) Many Muslim Americans believe they are disproportionately targeted by the no-fly list, which has been found to include the names of many Americans with names similar to those of real terrorist suspects.
(RNS) The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently voted to remove Brewton-Parker College in Georgia from membership one year after it placed the school on probation over finances.
Many in the Muslim-majority nation held that Ibrahim should never have become a Christian because her father was a Muslim.
LONDON (RNS) Leaders of the Shiite community in the United Kingdom, about 5 percent of the total Muslim community, are doing all they can to tone down tension with Sunnis.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The report doesn’t trace violence only. It also tracks “apostates repented,” a reference to winning over fellow Sunnis in areas that the group has seized.
(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 […]