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A Different Kind of Coup? Why You Should Care About A "Reclusive" Turkish Imam in Pennsylvania

John Barton | Posted 07.23.2016 | Religion
John Barton

Fethullah Gülen may be the most influential Muslim leader in the world that you've never heard of. Or, at least, that may have been true until last w...

To Prevent More Attacks Like Nice, We Must Integrate Muslims, Not Simply Bomb ISIS

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Akbar Ahmed

The lesson from yet another attack in France is this: Europe needs to change its approach to terrorism -- and fast.

Silly Poem of the Week: A Rabbi, and Imam and a Priest

Ovadya Batat | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Ovadya Batat

A Rabbi, Imam and a Christian Priest Have gathered together for an annual feast At the first of the year they're coming together To crack up some joke...

Saying Psalms in a Mosque: A Jewish, Muslim, Christian Collaboration

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 03.30.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Marking the twenty-fourth anniversary of the Khojaly massacre, a group of Jews, Muslims and Christians gathered at a local mosque to offers prayers and words of consolation over a tragedy that occurred half-way around the world.

Why This Woman Started A Mosque Run Entirely By Women

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.16.2016 | Religion

A new mosque in Copenhagen, Denmark, features all the trappings of a traditional Muslim house of worship except Mariam Mosque will be led entirely by ...

Stray Cats Get Warm Welcome Inside Turkish Mosque

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.21.2016 | Good News

Adorable kitties are getting sanctuary inside a mosque in Turkey this winter. Big-hearted imam Mustafa Efe lets stray cats shelter from freezing cold ...

These Men Tried To Kill Each Other. Now They're United For Peace.

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.22.2015 | OWN

EmbedContent(56280558e4b0bce34703e858,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) In northern Nigeria, a war has raged on for decades between Muslims and Christians. Tens ...

Terrorism and the Crisis of Sunni Islam

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.19.2015 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

The roots of Sunni Islam's ailments it must be noted are not entirely to do with religion, as most journalists, politicians and "experts" in Europe and across the Atlantic never tire of repeating. Rather than scripture and theology, it is in politics and economics, in power balances, foreign interventions and the scramble for influence and resources that the causes of its ills reside.

Gabriel Arana

Mild-Mannered Imam Has The Perfect Response to Sean Hannity's Bigoted Rant

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.06.2015 | Media

Sean Hannity had two brave, mild-mannered imams on his program Tuesday night. It’s nearly impossible to imagine either laying a finger on anyone, mu...

Carol Kuruvilla

6 Questions With A Gay Imam

HuffingtonPost.com | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion

Imam Daayiee Abdullah is the spiritual leader of the Light of Reform mosque in Washington. An American-born convert to Islam, Abdullah may also be the...

Carol Kuruvilla

Imam Wanted: Nashville Mosque Looks For A Cool Music City Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.09.2015 | Religion

Millennial Muslims in Music City, USA, are searching for a spiritual leader with a big personality to guide their community. The Islamic Center of ...

ISIS Ideology Is Not True To Islam, And These Imams Are Fighting Back

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.30.2015 | Religion

Using a twisted version of Islam, the militant group Islamic State, or ISIS, has pushed online campaigns to attract youth to its bloody crusade in Syr...

Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Chicago-Area Imam Mohammad Abdullah Saleem Expose Debate Among Illinois Muslims

The New York Times | MATT APUZZO | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion

ELGIN, Ill. — She ordinarily did not wear a veil. But it was required at the Islamic school where she worked, and she remembers being surprised when...

How Cameroon's Imams Are Using The Internet To Fight Boko Haram

VOA News | Moki Edwin Kindzeka | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion

YAOUNDE — Muslim clerics, traditional rulers and dignitaries from Cameroon's northern border areas with Nigeria have assembled in Yaounde to be trai...

The Kenyan Muslim Cleric Whose Love Of Peace May Have Gotten Him Killed

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - A Kenyan Muslim cleric, who supported government efforts to stamp out radicalism among youths in the country's restive coastal region, was...

Terrific Tashkent

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

Uzbekistan is an amazing place with very friendly people. Enjoy Tashkent, explore the city by foot and make an effort to meet some of the locals.

Imam Shortage Hits U.S. Mosques As Muslim Population Increases

The Wall Street Journal | Tamara Audi | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion

Even as the Muslim population in the U.S. multiplies, the number of religious leaders, known as imams, lags behind. Many Muslim immigrants have ste...

Italy's Interior Minister Expels Iman For Anti-Semitism

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Italian officials on Tuesday (Aug. 5) moved to expel a Moroccan imam who was caught on video inciting violence against Jews during Israel...

The Aga Khan Helps Brown University Celebrate Its 250th

Samreen Hooda | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Samreen Hooda

In his lecture at Brown, the Aga Khan spoke about technology, knowledge gaps and the challenges of modern government in our fast-paced world.

A Pastor And Imam Once Tried To Kill Each Other -- Here's What Happened Next

GlobalPost | Charles M. Sennott | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion

In the Nigerian town of Kaduna, two religious men were out to kill each other. And they almost did....

A Relationship of Mutual Respect and Admiration: His Highness the Aga Khan Becomes First Faith Leader to Address Joint Session of Canadian Parliament

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Rizwan Mawani

The Shi'a Imam spoke about the increased conflict that characterized our world, the tensions between Sunni and Shi'a interpretations of Islam and that pluralism -- an ethic in which diversity, not just in its spirit, but in practice -- needed to be valued and championed.

Cyclists And Faith Find A Common Cadence

Win Bassett | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Win Bassett

Regardless of creed, crank, and even creatine in some cases, it's not uncommon to find people mixing religion and riding and subsequently discovering a unique spiritual and physical reciprocity.

Getting Iran's Nuclear Program Wrong, Very Wrong

Ziya Meral | Posted 07.10.2012 | World
Ziya Meral

What seems to matter to Iran's rulers most is not the end goal of weapons, but the very process of tension with the outside of world. If we simply focus on stopping Iran from having nuclear weapons, the regime might in fact stand to gain more in the end.

The Bin Laden Dialogue: An Imam, Rabbi And Minister Struggle Over What To Preach This Weekend

Rabbi Justus N. Baird | Posted 07.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Justus N. Baird

Two days after the news of Bin Laden's demise, an Imam, Rabbi and Minister reflect on what it means for people of faith: the 'celebrations,' the burial, and what to preach about this weekend.

Pamela Geller's Anti-Islam Organization Labelled A 'Hate Group'

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Manhattan blogger Pamela Geller, the fiery and offensive Atlas Shrugs blogger who organizes vehemently anti-Islamic protests, is not just a far right-...