Islam

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

Partying in Indonesia? You Might Just Find a Religious Leader 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
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
6.26.19
ramadan

The Muslims Who Fast Sunup to Sundown for Three Straight Years

In a school in remote Central Java, students practice an extreme version of the fasting month.
Zakki Amali
5.29.19
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
Christchurch shooting

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
Culture

These Artists Are Rejecting Lazy Stereotypes About Muslim Women

London-based art collective Muslim Sisterhood want to “represent ‘normal’ Muslim girls who aren’t bloggers, fashionistas or Bake Off winners.”
Isaine Blatry
5.15.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

China Is Accused of Destroying Its Mosques

A new investigation suggests that mosques in the Xinjiang province have been completely or almost completely razed.
Shamani Joshi
5.8.19
Sri Lanka Attacks

The Aftermath of the Sri Lanka Attacks Continues for South Asia’s Young Minorities

There's fear and then there's hope for those living on the fringes.
Pallavi Pundir
5.3.19
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