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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 ...

Sam Stein On Ground Zero Mosque Imam: A Voice "We Should Be Elevating, Not Downplaying" (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein went on Morning Joe this morning to discuss the details of the proposed Islamic cultural center two block...

Obama Reframes Mosque Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama showed that the "Ground Zero mosque" argument is not a simple one, and in fact has two major segments. The first is whether or not the mosque "should be allowed" to be built. The second is whether it "should" be built.

Who Wins When the U.S. Restricts Religious Freedom?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If terrorists are able to not only attack us physically but get us to judge our neighbors by labels rather than the content of their character, turn our back on the Constitution and then restrict the religious freedom of other Americans, we all lose.

Assassination of US Muslim Cleric Illegal Immoral and Unwise

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Assassinating Awlaki in the US would be murder, a capital crime, punishable by life in prison or even the death penalty. If it is illegal and immoral to kill a Muslim cleric in the US why would it be legal, moral or wise to do so in Yemen?

Iran's Impending Avalanche

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melody Moezzi

In addition to denoting this month in the Persian calendar, the word bahman also means avalanche. And this Bahman could set off the avalanche ultimately topples the Islamic Republic.

Imam Al Awlaki Says He Did Not Pressure Accused Fort Hood Gunman Nidal Hasan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A radical Muslim cleric with suspected links to al-Qaida considered himself a confidant of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychia...

Bloomberg's Office Admits Meeting With Imam Linked To 1993 WTC Bombing Was Mistake

nydailynews.com | By Celeste Katz and Adam Lisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The mayor's office admits it goofed when it invited a Brooklyn imam linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to City Hall for a Muslim community ...

Ahmad Wais Afzali, Imam, Pleads Not Guilty To NYC Terror Charges

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An imam accused of lying to FBI agents investigating an alleged bomb plot against New York City by a suspected al-Qaida associate ple...

Foad Farahi: Miami Imam Faces Deportation To Iran

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the political crisis in Iran turns toward a slow boil, a North Miami Beach imam is closely watching events unfold there. U.S. authorities could dep...

Penitents Compete: Turkish Game Show's Religious Contestants Compete To Convert Atheists

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the tradition of a cliche genre of jokes, the forthcoming Turkish game show, Penitents Compete, will pit a Greek Orthodox priest, an imam, a rabbi ...

Khamenei's Obsession with the Mahdi

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

As an Iranian Twelver, I have no doubt that if the Mahdi is among us, he would agree that the so-called Islamic republic has indeed constituted a great disservice to Islam.