LAS VEGAS (RNS) — Since 2010, the imam of Las Vegas’ oldest mosque has slowly but surely driven local drug houses and gangs out of his historic neighborhood. Now, he's on a mission to purchase the surrounding properties and transform them into affordable housing.
(RNS) — The love shown to a Senegalese Muslim basketball player — in a political moment of immense anti-immigrant, anti-black and anti-Muslim bigotry — shows us what a politically useful function sports can serve.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — A new group founded a year ago is helping Muslim women make the pilgrimage to Mecca by providing money, advice and even rewriting the narrative about women and hajj.
(RNS) After Sunday's violent incident, many have again reverted to the familiar but false dichotomy regarding Muslims in America: that because a gunman is Muslim, he must be a radical, bent on destroying America.
(RNS) Recruiting the heavyweight champion of the world was a triumph for the Nation of Islam. Where does the group stand today?
(Reuters) The death of boxing great Muhammad Ali cost U.S. Muslims perhaps their greatest hero, a goodwill ambassador for Islam in a country where their faith is widely misunderstood and mistrusted.
Muhammad Ali died of injuries sustained in the ring. Can we at least talk about that?
(RNS) His religious identity was new to the American public, but he did with it what many believers have done -- offered a voice of moral clarity and urgency to the issues of the day.
(RNS) Cassius Clay's conversion in 1964 was a public sensation and also the start of a personal pilgrimage through Islam -- one that presaged the religious changes and tensions that continue today.
(RNS) Kim Davis objected. But does the pope agree with her conscience?