During the Muslim holy month, there is a strong focus on helping others.
The skirmishes between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Aqsa Mosque, known to Jews as Temple Mount, are laden with national and religious symbolism.
The flare-up followed a rise in tensions over holy places in Jerusalem and a deadly wave of Arab attacks in Israel, answered by a lethal Israeli crackdown in the occupied West Bank.
Brief clashes broke out Sunday in side streets near the Aqsa Mosque compound, two days after violence at the site left more than 150 people injured.
Calm returned after more than 150 people were injured and hundreds were arrested by the Israeli police on Friday, when Ramadan, Easter and Passover coincided for the first time in thirty years.
The violence broke out at the Aqsa Mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, on the first day of a rare concurrence of Ramadan, Passover and Easter.
At America’s northernmost mosque, in Anchorage, nightly potlucks will let Muslims celebrate iftar together over foods from around the globe.
A mosque dispute in a conservative city has forced some South Koreans to confront what it means to live in an increasingly diverse society.
The explosion in Kandahar marked the second week in a row that attackers had struck a Shiite place of worship during Friday Prayer.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. But the Islamic State frequently targets Shiite Muslims in Afghanistan, focusing on the Hazara ethnic minority.
The restoration is seen as essential to the idea that the Iraqi city has moved on from ISIS. But some critics say the plan betrays Iraq’s heritage.
A little-noticed police action in Jerusalem last month was one of several incidents that led to the current crisis.
Local initiatives across the country are working to dispel misinformation and encourage Covid-19 vaccination in communities that have been disproportionately hurt by the pandemic.
The country’s principle of secularism has long disadvantaged Muslim communities, experts say, and President Emmanuel Macron’s new law against Islamism could deepen the disparities.
Prosecutors said Michael Hari had helped to bomb the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington in 2017 to try to terrorize Muslims and scare them into leaving the country.
The cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh may offer new hope for the preservation of threatened monuments everywhere.
As the coronavirus surges again, houses of worship in New York struggle to serve their communities safely.
The first purpose-built Muslim place of worship in the Greek capital since the Ottoman occupation arrived after decades of delay — just in time for a second coronavirus surge.
President Emmanuel Macron’s speech addressed a deep-rooted problem in French society: its enduring difficulty to integrate significant parts of its large, nonwhite, Muslim population of immigrants and their descendants.
The 1992 destruction of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya by Hindu nationalists sparked sectarian violence in a country where Muslims feel increasingly oppressed.
Dozens of worshipers were severely burned in the blast on Friday night just outside Dhaka.
Brenton Tarrant pleaded guilty in March after murdering 51 people and wounding 40 at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. But the final phase of the case presents a series of challenges.
In a ceremony in Ayodhya, a past flash point for sectarian violence, India’s prime minister offers his Hindu nationalist base a clear symbol of ascendancy.
The Muslim faithful celebrated the decision by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, even as it generated dismay among Christians and architectural conservators.
Turkey’s decision to change the former cathedral into a mosque flies against the pluralist instincts of Islam’s founders.
The decision to revoke its 80-year-old status as a museum would allow it to become a place of worship but is likely to provoke an international furor.
The World Heritage site was once a potent symbol of Christian-Muslim rivalry, and it could become one once more.
Zoom calls and socially distant food drives have replaced family gatherings and community prayers.
Abdi Latif Dahir, a New York Times reporter based in Nairobi, reflects on how the pandemic’s “gift of loneliness” reshaped the holy month.
President Trump threatened to overrule states that refuse to open places of worship. The White House could not explain how he has that power, and legal experts said he did not have such authority.
President Trump has always been an unlikely champion of evangelical and conservative religious voters, and by speaking out, he put himself out front on an issue important to them at a time when his support has been eroding.
The coronavirus outbreak has disproportionately affected some areas of Britain. A Birmingham mosque’s car park has been transformed into a makeshift mortuary to handle the influx of bodies.
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Muslims to adapt, observing the holy month more at home than in the mosque, more online than in person, and with greater uncertainty about the future.
The police said the fire, at the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau in Missouri, was being investigated as possible arson.
Some Muslim doctors are saving lives while fasting. For the rest of us, this holy month won’t be heroic but it will be enough.
The government gave in to clerics’ demands that mosques be allowed to stay open during the Islamic holy month. Now critics are asking who’s in charge.
Pakistan’s government is dithering in the face of the epidemic because it’s not sure what to fear the most.