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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."

Jaweed Kaleem

What States Have The Most Mosques? Survey Shows Trends Among American Muslims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion

In the decade since 9/11, American Muslims and mosques have come under a close lens, from congressional hearings on radicalization to campaigns agains...

Peter King Chooses Demagoguery in Targeting Muslim-Americans

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

Throughout our history, unpopular groups have been targeted for the public's wrath in difficult times. Demagogues like King have been only too anxious to steer and cheer on this wrath.

Netanyahu Backs Law To Ban Loudspeakers At Mosques

Haaretz | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday voiced support for a law that would ban mosques from using loudspeaker systems to call people to prayer....

Memorable Mosques

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.30.2012 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

These magnificent structures praise God with their architectural elation: soaring towers, onion domes and brilliant coloring.

Building A Mosque After 9/11: A Tale Of Two Cities

Orland Park Patch | Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion

The year was 1978. Bob Marley convinced warring Jamaican factions to shake hands. China lifted a ban on the works of Shakespeare. Pete Rose logged his...

NYPD's Demographic Group Eyed 250-plus Mosques, Student Groups

AP | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 11.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department compiled lists of mosques and Muslim businesses it saw as potential security risks for reasons that in...

A Mosque Story

Wajahat Ali | Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion
Wajahat Ali

A mosque is worth only as much as the people inside it. It's the communities that give the mosque meaning and weight. How we serve our Creator and our fellow neighbors is ultimately reflected in the spirit of each and every mosque.