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Rose Aslan

Rose Aslan is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Rose Aslan

What Islamic hygienic practices can teach when coronavirus is spreading

By Rose Aslan — March 16, 2020
(The Conversation) — Islamic law requires Muslims to ritually purify their body before praying. As a scholar of Islamic studies who researches ritual practices among Muslims, I have found that these practices contain both spiritual and physical benefits.

What are Muslim prayer rugs?

By Rose Aslan — January 29, 2019
(The Conversation) — Islamic carpets have been popular for centuries in Europe and beyond, often picking up symbolism, social meaning and ways of being used.

What Richard Dawkins doesn’t get about the Muslim call to prayer

By Rose Aslan — July 31, 2018
(The Conversation) — Richard Dawkins' tweets are not the first time the Muslim call to prayer has been misconstrued or that Muslims have been attacked for their prayer practices around the world.
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