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The Revival of Islam in Turkmenistan
June 30, 2022

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
March 02, 2022

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
February 15, 2022

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
August 07, 2021

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
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.

Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam
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.

Islamic Tourism Has Great Potential in Uzbekistan
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.
Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
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.

Where Can One Get a ‘Patriotic Muslim’ Certificate? About Mulk
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.

Paying Attention to India’s Saints of All Faiths
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.

Malaysia's Slide Toward More Conservative Islam
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.
Indonesia's Heavy Metal Hijab-Clad Teens
August 31, 2017

Indonesia's Heavy Metal Hijab-Clad Teens

By Vishal Arora
These girls rock, fighting stereotypes with music.

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