Taliban Turn to Shariah to Justify Executions, But It’s Not That Simple
By Atal Ahmadzai and Faten Ghosn
The international community should not let the Taliban regime terrorize and violate the fundamental human rights of 35 million people through a fraudulent claim of divinity or sovereignty.
The Revival of Islam in Turkmenistan
By Merdan Amanov
Although Islam has been a part of Turkmen culture for centuries, public practice of Islam was largely suppressed during the Soviet Union and in the early independence era, too.
The Rise of Muslim Millenarianism in Malaysia
By Muhammad Haziq Bin Jani
Eschatological or “end-times” narratives have become increasingly popular among Malaysian Muslims.
Uzbek Justice Ministry Sounds Alarm Over Divisive Religious Messaging
By Umida Hashimova
The Justice Ministry is alarmed about religious figures whose teachings blur the line between religion, their personal moral views, and the law.
Pakistan’s Hindu Temple Ransacking Has Deep Ideological Roots
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Pakistan’s anti-Hindu bigotry remains uniquely institutionalized.
Muslims Begin Marking a Subdued Ramadan Under Virus Closures
By Associated Press
Usually, Ramadan’s dawn-to-dusk fasting is followed by large gatherings and family meals. In many places, such gatherings aren’t possible now.
Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam
By Elmurat Ashiraliev
Kyrgyz authorities profess a separation of state and religion while also paradoxically preferring one version of Islam.
Islamic Tourism Has Great Potential in Uzbekistan
By Surayyo Usmanova
As Uzbekistan opens to the world, its many important religious sites can form the base of a tourism boom.
Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
By Catherine Putz
The arrests cast a pall on Uzbekistan's reform efforts and illustrate the boundaries of Tashkent's tolerance for debate.
Where Can One Get a ‘Patriotic Muslim’ Certificate? About Mulk
By Krzysztof Iwanek
Despite a preachy posture, the movie’s importance lies in highlighting the plight of Muslims in contemporary India.
Paying Attention to India’s Saints of All Faiths
By Krzysztof Iwanek
There are cults in India that exist between Hinduism and Islam, but their sites are increasingly claimed by one or the other.
Malaysia's Slide Toward More Conservative Islam
By Dominique F. Fernandes
The past two decades has seen Malaysia’s slow and steady shift toward an increasingly conservative Islam.