April 27, 2020
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.
August 28, 2019
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.
May 15, 2019
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.
September 06, 2018
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.
September 01, 2018
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.
March 01, 2018
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.
October 04, 2017
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.
August 31, 2017
Indonesia's Heavy Metal Hijab-Clad Teens
By Vishal Arora
These girls rock, fighting stereotypes with music.
August 19, 2017
Beware the War Against ASEAN’s Atheists
By David Hutt
A look at the ongoing persecution of a minority group that continues to be under assault in some parts of the region.
February 24, 2017
Ahok, the Jakarta Gubernatorial Race, and the Future of Indonesian Islam
By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Does the blasphemy scandal surrounding Ahok portend a transformation of Indonesian Islam?
January 31, 2017
Imagining Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ on Pakistan
By Umair Jamal
Trump’s domestic and international isolation would further grow if Pakistan’s name is added to any travel ban list.
October 25, 2016
Tracing the Quran's Journey
By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
A major exhibit in Washington, D.C., showcases the world's many Qurans.