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Chinese Muslims protest against mosque demolition plan

Rare demonstration by Hui minority group comes amid broad government crackdown on religious practice.

Chinese Muslims protest against planned mosque demolition


On Richard Dawkins, church bells and the adhan

The sounds of the adhan and the church bell are both beautiful - but one drives the Islamophobes berserk.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Special series

Twice a Victim: How Have Attacks Affected Muslims in Europe?

As attacks continue to be linked to Islam, European Muslims share their stories of loss, discrimination and identity.


'Parliament of religions': Kolkata's multi-faith street

From synagogues with Muslim caretakers to a Chinese temple with an Indian twist, this Kolkata area is a rich hub.

Tales from streets of mosques, synagogues, churches, temples

Al Jazeera World

Lessons from the Golden Era of Andalusia

A university teacher leads a group of students to Andalusia to explore cross-cultural and interfaith understanding.


Japan: Moving mosque welcomes Muslims

As Japan prepares for 2020 Summer Olympics, Tokyo company creates mosque on wheels to welcome Muslim visitors.

Japan: Moving mosque welcomes Muslims

Al Jazeera World

Truck Attack in Nice

French Muslim families who lost loved ones in the Nice truck attack struggle with bereavement and Islamophobia.

2018 Events

Eid al-Fitr to be on Friday, June 15

The first day of Eid al-Fitr celebrations will begin on Friday, June 15 in most Muslim countries.

Friday announced first day of Eid al-Fitr


'Diplomacy of food and faith': Breaking fast in London

Since its inception, Open Iftar has hosted 50,000 guests in seven universities across four continents.

Open Iftar tent attracts hundreds in the UK


Nigeria's Islamic schools offer hope to the destitute

Religious schools reign in Nigeria's most populous state as many students can't afford private learning centres.

In Nigeria's Kano, Islamic schools provide affordable education


French Muslim student in media storm over headscarf

Maryam Pougetoux was slammed by ministers who said the garment was 'shocking' and a manifestation of 'political Islam'.

French Muslim student in media storm over headscarf


France's anti-semitism manifesto is Islamophobic

The 'Manifesto against the new anti-Semitism' is ignorant of Islam's history and teachings.

Mehmet Gormez

by Mehmet Gormez

Mehmet Gormez

Ramadan 2018

Millions of Muslims observe fasting as Ramadan begins

From Indonesia to the United States, Muslims around the world welcome the holy month of Ramadan.

Millions of Muslims observe fasting as Ramadan begins

Ramadan 2018

When is Ramadan?

Muslims in Turkey set to begin fasting for the holy month of Ramadan on Wednesday, May 16.

When is Ramadan in 2018?


Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?

The speculative nature of cryptocurrencies has triggered debate among Muslim scholars over its permissibility.

Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?