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Why Don't Christians Wear Their 'Sunday Best' to Church Anymore?

Timothy Merrill | Posted 05.13.2015 | Religion
Timothy Merrill

If you're headed out the door this morning in a suit or a chic outfit, and if you're under the age of 92, I can say with absolute certainly, that it is not Sunday and that you're not going to church.

Why Does Heritage Become Hostage?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
American Anthropological Association

Although shocking, such destruction has become routine. Iraq's cultural heritage, along with the country's suffering citizens, has been a constant victim in its tragic war.

Dear Muslim Men: You're Losing Your Fellow Muslim Women

Mona Shadia | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion
Mona Shadia

Every single Muslim man in America, and beyond, should be concerned about the opening of the Women's Mosque of America because it's the biggest indication that the Muslim community is losing its women.

Istanbul Led Me Back to Cairo

Mona Shadia | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Mona Shadia

I realized I'd never explored my hometown the way I'd explored Istanbul. I'd never given it the chances I'd gave to Istanbul. Though I greatly admire it, I'd never been open to its possibilities. Every magnificent spot in Istanbul reminded me of something about Cairo. So this is where I'm going next.

Mosque Controversy in Georgia

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Muslim-Americans in Kennesaw, Georgia who had hoped to use space in a retail shopping center as a prayer center recently had to confront hateful and ignorant comments from some residents, accusing them of being "enemies" and "infiltrators."

About Isolation, Race, Relationships and Friends

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

There are real people really hurting. Turn on our customized media and we see what might spin into a race war over men being killed and the accused walking away. No matter what sources of media you are using, we are seeing it.

GOP Congressman Claims Mosques Are ‘Incubators' For Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) continued his pattern of inflammatory comments about Muslim Americans on Thursday, this time calling for greater “surveilla...

This Ramadan: Valuing and Welcoming Women in Mosques

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

The American mosque has a unique opportunity and necessity to embrace the Prophetic practice of unreservedly receiving women in mosques.

The 19 Most Stunning Sacred Places Around the World

minube | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
minube

From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temples, these amazing places will make you believe.

Exploring Incredible Istanbul

Jamal Hammadi | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Jamal Hammadi

My most recent exploits took me all the way to Istanbul and it was quite the adventure. Founded in 660 BC as Byzantium, in 330 AD it became Constantinople when it was overtaken by the Roman emperor Constantine.

Hookahs and Hamams in Istanbul

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The people you meet here tend to treat you like a special celebrity guest. Especially in cities, the rush of daily life feels like Paris or New York. I remember rain turning the city's alleys into wild rivers.

Mosque Controversies in Europe (and Lessons Learned From the American Experience)

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Engy Abdelkader

Popular and political opposition may also be undergirded by a fear of Islamic power and dominion. This is because a purpose-built mosque visibly alters landscape and territory. In contrast, makeshift or ad hoc mosques are unrecognizable as such and are plentiful throughout Europe.

Muslim Millennials Address The Problem With American Mosques

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 12.11.2013 | Religion

Muslim millennials joined host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Huff Post Live to discuss the exclusivity of many American mosques, as captured in the u...

LOOK: The World's 50 Most Unusual Mosques

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion

Many of these incredible houses of worship defy typical expectations about what a mosque looks like. Nontraditional minarets and experimental domes ad...

NYPD Secretly Designated Entire Mosques As Terrorism Organizations

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 10.27.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations, a designation that allows police to use inf...

'Paris Style, Arabic Spice': Finding France in Morocco

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Marrakech may be a mystery in the dark. An expert's puzzle. We knew this. And we came for it. But in the maze of twisty streets and market souks, we are hunting a kind of familiarity, too.

Is it Enough to Have a Muslim Mayor by Marriage?

Nasser Siadat | Posted 09.04.2013 | New York
Nasser Siadat

Presuming his Muslim wife will win him the Muslim vote, perhaps he believes it in his best political interest to not take a stand that some of his potential supporters might agree with. Why stir the pot when you have us in the bag?

Timbuktu Before the Storm

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 05.01.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

My first trip to Timbuktu occurred in 2003, long before this current conflict. I arrived in Timbuktu and the air emitted a certain respect for history. The architectural structure reminded me that I was in the midst of a city of knowledge that had existed for hundreds of years.

Lesbian Muslim Unveiled: The Quest For Progressive Islam Values

SheWired | Nazly Siadate | Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices

A good friend of mine and I were in a heated debate at Starbucks—naturally—over whether or not it’s possible to reconcile Islam with the LGBTQ c...

Another 'Innocence Of Muslims' Casualty: The Media's Reliability

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

When the trumped-up passions of "Innocence of Muslims" cool, burnt-out buildings will be repaired, diplomatic dances will reboot. But who will stand up for the freedom to disbelieve, to criticize and to mock?

The Uses And Abuses Of God

Haroon Moghul | Posted 09.27.2012 | Religion
Haroon Moghul

Unlike Him, we do not have infinite capacity. We are failed deities. We try and we stumble, and we have few resources to fall back on. So we end up as I did, prostrated pathetically after the prayer, tears streaming from my cheeks.

'It’s No Longer News That A Republican Lawmaker Spews Anti-Muslim Bigotry'

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.09.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic: “The only news is that it’s no longer news that a Republican lawmaker spews anti-Muslim bigotry,...

Lawmaker: Ban On Building New Mosques Worth Considering

Posted 07.07.2012 | Denver

Dutch right-wing politician and staunch critic of Islamic religion, Geert Wilders spoke at at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver last weekend i...

Tennessee Mosque Construction Goes On Despite Ruling

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 05.31.2012 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Construction is continuing on a mosque as attorneys debate a judge's ruling that said local officials did not give the public eno...

Who Is Watching Who and Why?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

There is a huge presence of apathy and complacency in the land, with people ignoring abuses of civil liberties as long as it is happening to the "other."