State media reported that Assad said that he had commissioned a "new standard version" of Islam’s primary religious text in order to minimize the risk of misinterpretation.
The students — some as young as five years old — were detained after their Quranic schools in northern Cameroon were raided, Amnesty International said on Friday.
The family of Farkhunda, who was fatally beaten and burned by a mob in Kabul while police stood by, say the lenient sentence is just the latest failure of the Afghan justice system.
We spoke to the father and brother of the 28-year-old woman whose horrific killing Thursday near a shrine in Kabul was captured in graphic video footage.
It is unclear whether the 32-year-old woman, whom her family claimed was mentally ill, had actually burned a copy of the Islamic holy book.
After Damian Clairmont's death fighting alongside ISIS in Syria, Damian's mother Christianne Boudreau hopes to prevent the radicalization of other westerners.
Dropping by Bankstown for Australia's inaugural International Quranic Competition
I spoke to three of them, all on a mission to end the marginalization inflicted on LGBT Muslims throughout the world because of their sexuality.
Slave rape, marital rape, and plural marriage might be unpleasant to consider as part of Islamic sexuality, but they are deeply embedded in our established sources. But I do not believe that Islamic tradition is frozen in stone. Every translation is an...
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