Religion

Rumi Followers Fight to Keep Turks From Cashing In On Mystic’s Legacy

*The Muslim Observer

By Michael Kaplan Religion News Service Senior Hamas leader Khaled Mashal (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visit the tomb of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Mawlid Celebrations from Around the World

*The Muslim Observer

Muslim pray at the shrine of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Hussein ibn Ali at the Al-Hussein mosque as they celebrate Mawlid al-Nabawi.  Picture taken January 3, 2015. REUTERS/A

Jordan Tries Words (Not Weapons) to Defeat Islamic State

*The Muslim Observer

By Laura Secorn Palet Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on OZY.com and is reprinted here with permission. Jordan’s King A

If I Were A Real Muslim

*The Muslim Observer

By R. David Coolidge I converted to Islam in 1998, full of zeal. I could have gone to Chechnya and fought, but I didn’t. I could have gone to Afghanistan and fought, but I

Travel Agent Accused of Swindling Hajj Pilgrims Arrested Again

*The Muslim Observer

By Aatif Ali Bokhari TMO Managing Editor A travel agent based in Chicago was arrested on Thursday for allegedly swindling 50 customers out of $525,000 by selling them hajj pac

How Pakistan’s Unregulated Madrassa System Sows Division and Religious Strife

*The Muslim Observer

By Naveed Ahmad Religion News Service Supporters of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), hold signs to condemn the attack by Talib

A Millennial Perspective on Interfaith Marriage

*The Muslim Observer

When Unchurched Meets Unmosqued By Frank Fredericks Editor’s Note: Frank Fredericks is the founder of World Faith, a global interfaith development organization, and Mean Commu

“Let’s Be Honest” MPAC Hosts Panel on ‘Taboos’ In American Muslim Community

*The Muslim Observer

By Susan Schwartz, TMO Contributing Writer Hind Makki, Chicago-based writer and activist speaks to participants at MPAC’s annual conferenc

Meatless Like the Prophet Muhammad

*The Muslim Observer

On His Practice of Infrequent Meat Consumption By Shireen Hakim Editor’s Note: Shireen Hakim is an Amazon.com Best-Selling Author and AMHP Healthcare Coordinator in Southern Ca

Pope Francis Prays in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

*The Muslim Observer

By Philip Pullella and Daren Butler Pope Francis is shown the Sultan Ahmet mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque, by Mufti of Istanbul,