On the origins of Zaytuna College, the United States’ first Muslim liberal arts institution, and the scholars and students who call it home.
In Mali’s fight against extremists, women’s freedoms—not Islam—is the central issue.
The journalist and “accidental theologist” discusses distinguishing human from legend in her latest book on the founder of Islam.
Holiday celebrations in a Yemeni village defy the country’s reputation.
Tahawwur Rana sentenced to 14 years in prison for working with the group involved in Mumbai terrorist attacks.
Recent Islamist politics have turned the holy month of Muharram into a time of battle. Facing mounting violence, Karachi enters the Muslim year 1434 as a city under siege.
On girls, shame, healing what’s broken, and why education is the path to creating an honorable Pakistan.
This was Clyde’s third Ramadan, but his first alone.
Joe McCarthy would understand today’s Islamophobia.
A look inside Pamela Geller’s 9/11 “Stop Islamization of Nations” conference reveals apocalyptic language, racial paranoia, and surprising links to the political mainstream.
Doug Saunders’s new book fights fears about “the Islamization of America” with historical and sociological fact, but slippery terminology gets in the way.
As Islamists across the Arab World continue to enshrine sharî’a concepts in their constitutions, noted academic Tariq Ramadan asks, are other alternatives available?
Sadakat Kadri on Muslim and Western ignorance of what Shari’a law really means–and the real concerns that should be targeted.
On shari’a, genies and the quest for an ancestor
Poet and war correspondent Eliza Griswold reports from Pakistan on the killing of Osama bin Laden.
The author of the lauded graphic novel Blankets discusses the influences behind his new book, the effect of 9/11 on his work, and the decline of the superhero in comics.
Reza Aslan on his groundbreaking anthology, the failure to build bridges between the West and Middle East, how poets can help, and the internet can’t.
Just in time for the holidays, a new CD compiles a who’s who of banned musicians from around the world.
Two New York City Muslims discuss the Islamic imperative to care for the earth.
The polemicist discusses Tariq Ramadan’s love of extremist sheikhs, Islamism’s ties to Hitler, and the intellectual confusion of liberal journalists.
Europe is struggling to come to terms with its Muslim minority. What are the consequences of the intolerance and the violence for the continent and for literature? Paul Berman and a lauded panel chime in.
A Muslim and a Jewish firebrand challenge their respective religions to embrace doubt, democracy, and openness.