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

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.22.2015 | OWN

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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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

Bosnian Imam Attacked Seven Times For Preaching Peace

AP | AMEL EMRIC | Posted 01.06.2015 | Religion

TRNOVI, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The long-bearded man burst into the mosque's yard and pinned Selvedin Beganovic to the ground. Shouting "Now I wil...

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-...

Walking on a Dream -- Alone Across Iran, Part 2

Mark Kalch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Mark Kalch

10 kilometers outside of Tehran city limits, the landscape changes abruptly from mountains to low rolling hills. I climbed the red dirt slopes, sinking at times up to my knees in the soft, powdery sand.

Saudi Prince Backs Moving Planned NYC Mosque

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Saudi prince who has aided the imam spearheading a proposed Islamic center near New York's ground zero is appeal...

Imam Behind NYC Mosque: 'I Want You To Love Me'

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf saw his plans for an Islamic center near ground zero derided as a victory mosque for terrorists, exploited as ...

Why Help Build a Mosque I Have Core Differences With?

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

Normally I wouldn't be in favor of helping another religious group build a house of worship, especially one that I have such core differences with. But the Muslim religion is under siege in America.

Terror Plot Imam's Last Words: 'God Bless America'

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The imam entangled in the investigation into a suicide bomb plot against New York City subway stations left the U.S. Monday on court ...