(RNS) Searching for a recitation from a female “qariah” or reciter, Jerusha Lamptey, assistant professor of Islam and ministry at Union Theological Seminary, found none.
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BERKELEY, Calif. (RNS) Zaytuna — the Arabic word for the olive tree — remains unique among American colleges and universities. It requires students to learn Arabic so they can study Islamic texts, including the Quran, in their original language.
VIENNA (RNS) The government argues that the legislation, which Parliament will vote on this month, will help combat Islamic radicalism. Muslim groups and civic activists say it flouts the principle of equality.
(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.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Brace for more bus ads as advocates seek PR mileage praising or decrying Islam and the Quran.
LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) In March, the Council of Islamic Ideology ruled that laws related to the minimum age of marriage were against the teachings of the Quran and that children of any age could get married if they had reached puberty.
(RNS) Mercurial beings that, according to the Quran and other Eastern traditions, were created by God inhabit Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad’s latest horror movie.
(RNS) Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia are among the countries that banned the movie “Noah.” But aside from Muhammad, the prohibition on portraying other prophets is neither in the Quran nor the hadith.