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Muslim Rituals

Hajj: What It Has Become And What It Should Be Again

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Millions of Muslims are satisfied to celebrate at home, while waiting for Mecca, Medina and Hajj to be freed from the grip of the Wahhabis and to regain their past splendor -- a spiritual, not commercial, illumination.

Priest Forced To Give Up 40 Days Of Muslim Lent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. (RNS) The Rev. Steve Lawler should have just given up chocolate or television fo...

Muslims Mark Day Of Ashura With Self-Flagellation Rituals (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Thousands of Shiite Muslims in India, Bahrain and eastern Saudi Arabia marked the mourning day of Ashura on Thursday, commemorating the death of a gra...