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Ramadan in the shadow of coronavirus

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In two weeks’ time, Muslims around the world will mark the beginning of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam. Observing its customs is considered an obligation and one of the pillars of the Islamic...

Muslims and Jews: The ‘original grudge’ theory

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In 2013, Princeton University Press published “A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations: From the Origins to the Present Day,” the first encyclopaedia on the history of relations between Jews and Muslims from the birth of...

The Intercultural Fusion and Conflation of Islam and Judaism in Morocco

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Morocco is one of the most culturally rich countries in the world due to its extensive history; one major reason for its rich cultural heritage is due to the fact that numerous empires controlled...

Linda Sarsour: ‘Muhammad was a human-rights activist’

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On Dec. 2, American political activist Linda Sarsour spoke at the 2018 Salam Annual Banquet, which was held at the Salam Community Center in Sacramento, Calif. She criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for moving...
The Kabaa stone. Source: Wikipedia.

More than 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj to Mecca

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The annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia began on Sunday, with more than 2 million Muslims from around the world expected to arrive to circle the black Kaaba rock. The hajj—very similar to...
By Phillip Maiwald (Nikopol) [GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons

The internal struggle for the soul of Islam

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Since Sept. 11, 2001, whenever there has been a terrorist attack in the West (and there have been many), the question everyone asks is: “Where are the moderate Muslims?” Well, we are here, but our...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Yahya Cholil Staquf, secretary general of the 60-million member Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization, at his office in Jerusalem. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO.

Netanyahu gets impromptu visit from head of Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got an impromptu meeting with the leader of Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization. Yahya Cholil Staquf, secretary general of the 60-million member Nahdlatul Ulama, visited with Netanyahu at his office in...

Militant Islam’s continued war against the West

Only a small fraction of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims support Islamism’s war against the West. But Islamist ideology is based on mainstream Muslim thinking and behavior, and Islamism is important because of its...