(RNS) — Multiple legends have grown up around Said since his death in 1864. Now two North Carolina university professors are translating and transcribing the scholar's writings and shedding new light on what he knew.
(RNS) – The only known existing autobiography of a slave written in Arabic in America is now freely available to researchers and the public online.
COLOGNE, Germany — Arabic speaking mosques are often short of funds, or else supported by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. Some back ultra-conservative or highly literal interpretations of Islam, such as Wahhabism or Salafism.
(RNS) Two friends -- one Muslim and one Christian -- line up verses from the Quran and the Bible.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican has released an Arabic-language guidebook, the first of its kind, which aims to bring the culture of the Catholic Church to a new audience. Titled “The Vatican, its Significance and its Monuments,” the book hit bookstores around the Holy See late last month.
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.