(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.
(RNS) — In his latest book, Michael Muhammad Knight seeks a more fluid biography of the Holy Prophet of Islam — beyond modern constructions.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The suicide bomber was able to sneak into a wedding hall in Kabul where hundreds of Muslim religious scholars and clerics had gathered to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.
(The Conversation) This historical schism continues to permeate the daily lives of Muslims around the world.
INDIANAPOLIS (The Indianapolis Star) A Virginia-based outdoor advertising seller with a history of inflammatory statements on Islam says he sold the ad space to a 'group of patriotic Americans' who were denied advertising by national companies.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) Pakistan's government wants social media networks to remove material deemed insulting to Islam or the Prophet Muhammad, and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif last week warned that those posting such content would be 'strictly punished.'
(RNS) ISIS discourages the notion that only piety, prayer, and worship are important during Ramadan, insisting that armed jihad is a sacred duty during that holy month.
(RNS) It lets ISIS militants sleep peacefully at night.
CAIRO -- Ahmed al-Zend, a hard-liner and outspoken critic of the Muslim Brotherhood, had said he would jail the prophet himself if he broke the law.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) With messages that are part religious invitation to explore the Muslim faith and part public relations, the billboards anchor a national campaign to showcase Islam as a religion of love and tolerance.
(Reuters) The anti-Muslim event outside the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix was organized by an Iraq war veteran who posted photos of himself online wearing a T-shirt with a crude slogan denigrating Islam and waving the U.S. flag.
To legally avoid running an anti-Muslim group's proposed ads, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has now banned all political, religious and advocacy ads.
It won the top prize at her group's "Drawing Mohammad" contest in Garland, Texas, before two men armed with assault rifles wounded a security guard in the parking lot.
(Reuters) U.S. official said investigators believed it was likely Islamic State militants played an "inspirational" rather than an "operational" role in the attack.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The front page article in L'Osservatore Romano likened the exhibit in Garland, Texas, to pouring "gasoline on the fire" of religious sensitivities and was critical of its sponsors.