(RNS) The Taliban in Afghanistan beheaded 17 people, allegedly for dancing, according to one Afghan official. The reports shocked people around the world and provided fodder to critics of Islam. Does Islam forbid dancing? By Omar Sacirbey.
Articles tagged “Quran”
(RNS) As a Catholic who spent the month of Ramadan reading the Quran, I found the Quran inspiring me, teaching me and helping me to remember my essential holiness and how that holiness in the image of God should be reflected in the world. By Kathleen K. Duff.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) Shahada Sharelle Abdul Haqq said she became interested in studying Islam when she learned how the Quran protects the rights of women. Her new book celebrates the lives of Islam's female role models. By Kay Campbell.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (RNS) The Pennsylvania atheist who wanted to desecrate the Quran using a whip to protest a “Year of Religious Diversity” resolution by state lawmakers can’t – because whips aren't allowed in the Capitol. By Nick Malawskey.
(RNS) A Pennsylvania atheists plans to desecrate the Quran if his state's House of Representatives doesn't drop a “Year of Religious Diversity” resolution. By Eric Veronikis.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Taliban is attempting to capitalize on the outbreak of violence that followed the inadvertent burning of a Quran by NATO troops by characterizing the war as a conflict between infidels and Islam, analysts said.
There's a new kind of Mormon baptism (and Salt Lake City likely won't be amused) and a tragic kind of baptism at an Indiana church. Fidel Castro may come back to Mother Rome, and Southern Baptists say “no thanks” to a BUBBA name.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) As a Muslim woman waits in jail here for word on a possible indictment in her alleged involvement in a murder-for-hire beheading plot, her friends and family are using social media to come to her aid. By Amanda Greene.