Hajj 2017

Hajj 2017: When is it and how long does it take?

The dates for the five-day Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca will be officially announced after moon sighting on August 21.

Hajj 2017: When is it and how long does it take?

Arts & Culture

Mexico: Ritual flying in magical town Cuetzalan

In this ancient ritual the Mexican flying dancers - Voladores - show off their Mesoamerican cultural heritage.

Mexico: Ritual flying in magical town Cuetzalan

Jerusalem

Timeline: Al-Aqsa Mosque

A review of the critical events that have marked the history of al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Timeline: Al-Aqsa Mosque

UpFront

UpFront special: Islam, ISIL and the Papacy

In this special on religion, Tahir ul Qadri attacks ISIL's ideology, and we debate if Pope Francis is a reformer

UpFront

Islamic scholar: ISIL 'enemies of Islam'

'They are enemies of humankind, enemies of Islam,' says prominent Pakistani Islamic scholar Tahir ul Qadri.

UpFront

Is Pope Francis a real reformer?

We debate Pope Francis’ reforms to the Catholic Church, and whether or not he is too progressive.

Asia

Sri Lanka: Buddhism to remain paramount in new charter

Prime Minister assured Buddhist monks that the new constitution will not take away the primary status given to Buddhism.

Sri Lanka: Buddhism to remain paramount in new charter

Arts & Culture

Pilgrimage to Ethiopia's 12th-century iconic churches

The World Heritage site draws visitors and pilgrims with its monolithic churches carved into the ground.

Pilgrimage to Ethiopia's 12th-century iconic churches

Pope Francis

Pope sacks Vatican cardinal handling abuse cases

Gerhard Mueller relieved of duties just days after pope aide Pell was charged with child sex abuse.

Pope sacks Vatican cardinal handling abuse cases

Europe

Pope Francis: Suicide bombers are not 'martyrs'

The pontiff says true martyrs do not harm others as he addresses frequent attacks against Christian minorities.

Pope Francis: Suicide bombers are not 'martyrs'

Eid al-Fitr 2017

Eid moon sighting

Moon sighting committees convened to look for the Eid moon on June 24, while astronomers predicted it invisible in Asia.

When is Eid al-Fitr this year?

Europe

UK police: Anti-Muslim crimes skyrocket in Manchester

Manchester police records more than 500 percent increase in Islamophobic crimes since May 22 concert attack.

UK police: Anti-Muslim crimes skyrocket in Manchester

Ramadan 2017

Discovering the spirit of Ramadan in Morocco

From iftar meals out of trunks to tea with Bedouins, the hospitality that embodies Ramadan is evident almost everywhere.

Discovering the spirit of Ramadan in Morocco

US & Canada

US Muslim girl's murder seen by community as hate crime

The murder of a teenage Muslim girl beaten and killed by a bat-wielding motorist near a Virginia mosque has prompted outrage from many who say the teen was targeted because of her religion.

Ramadan 2017

Ramadan in Philadelphia's African American community

Philadelphia Masjid is one of the largest mosques in the city and hosts iftar meals every evening during Ramadan.

Ramadan in Philadelphia's African American community