In 2013, noted scholar and chaplain, Tahera Ahmad, became the first woman to recite the Quran during the Islamic Society of North America convention. Muslim activist Anastasia Karklina questions what … [Read more...]
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The MOST Story Bank is a live archive of stories on the most current events, people and cultural perspectives of Muslims in America and around the world. With writers in mind, MOST carefully selects story-driven news from the most reputable published sources.
Scholars around the Muslim world were alarmed by news of Turkey’s plans for a new combination of the Prophet Muhammad’s sayings that might scrap sayings thought to be out of date. Yet what makes this … [Read more...]
Early in 2013, the BBC’s Channel Four announced a season of new shows focused on contemporary Muslim life. Most controversial was a decision to broadcast pre-dawn morning prayers during the fasting … [Read more...]
The number of French converts to Islam remains small, but the number has doubled in the last 25 years. Here is a glimpse of the experience in one Paris suburb, an informative New York Times article. … [Read more...]
Why does France still find the Muslim headscarf such a source of contention? It possesses a special power to inflame public debate, but is there a hidden agenda in banning the scarf? … [Read more...]
Amidst the increasing retreat of Islamist radicals in the country of Somalia, more and more young Somali men and women are eloping to pursue their hearts’ desires. With life returning to normal, will … [Read more...]