Islam

Religion

A Mosque in Jakarta Held a Christian Funeral Service in Its Courtyard

The scene went viral, giving people hope that different faiths can support each other despite recent incidents of intolerance.
Meera Navlakha
9.2.19
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Bangladesh to Replace ‘Virgin’ With ‘Unmarried’ Before Bride’s Name in Muslim Marriage Certificate

Activists see the verdict as a ‘landmark’ win over a provision that violates the right to privacy and is discriminatory against women who want to get married.
Pallavi Pundir
8.27.19
LGBTQ

Inside the World's Only Islamic School for Transgender Students

We meet three people who've found acceptance and education at Indonesia's Waria al-Fatah boarding school.
Nicole Di Ilio
8.6.19
Religion

Jakarta Partygoers Beware: A Religious Leader Is Stopping by Your Nightclubs to Give Sermons

For 14 years, a cleric named Gus Miftah has been delivering religious sermons at nightclubs around Yogyakarta and Bali. Now, it’s Jakarta’s turn, thanks to a blessing from the governor.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.26.19
News

China Claims Uighurs Were Forced Into Islam

In an effort to fight international criticism, the government claims that history is being distorted and that Uighurs were not originally Muslims by choice.
Meera Navlakha
7.23.19
Fashion

Why Muslim Fashion is Taking Over the Luxury World

The commitment to modest dressing is a lucrative space designers are tapping into. By 2023, Muslim fashion is forecasted to reach $361 billion a year.
Meera Navlakha
7.22.19
News

Why Are Some Muslim Countries Standing in Solidarity With China?

Political power and economic motivations are compelling reasons for Muslim nations to continue their support, despite China's persecution of Uighurs.
Meera Navlakha
7.19.19
Religion

In Indonesia, Muslim Youth are Turning to Their Clerics to Find Them a Wife

As religious conservatism increases in the country, more and more young people are choosing to marry early to avoid what Islam considers the sin of premarital sex.
Adi Renaldi
7.17.19
Tattoos

Indonesian Prisoners Are Turning to Religion and Removing Their Tattoos

With tattoos considered forbidden in Islam, religious groups are converting Indonesian prisoners through free tattoo removal.
Muhammad Ishomuddin
7.12.19
LGBTQ

Three Artists Tell Us What It’s Like To Be Queer, Muslim and Pakistani

Aziz Sohail, Abdullah Qureshi and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr are working together to give more visibility to the voices from the LGBTQ community of their country.
Pallavi Pundir
6.27.19
Sex

Meet the Guy Who Ran Swingers Parties in 1980s Pakistan

"The dictatorship made it all the more exciting. We were rebelling in the crudest way possible."
Mahmood Fazal
5.28.19
Mosque attack

The FBI Is Investigating a New Haven Mosque Fire Set During Ramadan

Police said earlier this week that the fire was intentional.
Tess Owen
5.16.19
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