Islam

Two Muslim Women Marched Out Of Swimming Pool In French Holiday Village Because They Were Wearing Burkinis

July 22, 2010

Female Imams Blaze Trail Amid China's Muslims

July 21, 2010

Author: Louisa Lim

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128628514

It is 5:50 in the morning, and dark shadows scurry through narrow alleys to the mosque, as the call to prayer echoes from a minaret in Kaifeng. This city in central China's Henan province has an Islamic enclave, where Muslims have lived for more than 1,000 years.

In an alleyway called Wangjia hutong, women go to their own mosque, where...

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Songs Of the Saints, With Love, From Pakistan

July 21, 2010

Author: Jon Pareles

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/22/arts/music/22sufi.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

Hands waved overhead. Voices shouted lyrics and whooped with delight. Children were hoisted onto parents’ shoulders. In the tightly packed crowd a few dancers made room to jump. T-shirts were tossed to fans from the stage.

Yet in the songs that Abida Parveen was singing,...

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Demolition Of Hindu Temple Triggers Protest In Rawalpindi

July 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Express India

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Demolition-of-Hindu-temple-triggers-protest-in-Rawalpindi/649340/

The demolition of part of an 87-year-old temple triggered protests by the minority Hindu community in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi before authorities said they would prevent the rest of the shrine from being pulled down.

Hundreds...

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My Take: Ground Zero Mosque Good for America And New York

July 19, 2010

Author: Stephen Prothero

Source: CNN

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/07/19/my-take-ground-zero-mosque-good-for-america-and-new-york/

I love New York, and I love the idea of a mosque at Ground Zero.

What began as a local question concerning the construction of an Islamic community center and mosque a few blocks from Ground Zero has morphed over the last few weeks into a statewide, national and...

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Educating Imams In Germany: The Battle for a European Islam

July 18, 2010

Author: Paul Hockenos

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/article/Educating-Imams-in-Germany-/66282/

In the snow-swept courtyard of the white-marble Sehitlik Mosque, Berlin's largest Islamic prayer house, the resident imam greets the faithful with handshakes and embraces. A slightly built, cordial man wearing an open parka, Mustafa Aydin is a Turkish civil servant on a four-year posting abroad, as are many of...

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