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More Than 2 Million Muslims Begin Yearly Hajj Pilgrimage

MECCA, Saudi Arabia — More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage at first light on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca that Islam's faithful face five times each day during their prayers. Muslims believe the haj...
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What Is Ramadan? Why Do Muslims Fast?

Editor’s note: Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University, answers six questions about the significance of the Muslim month of fasting. Why is Ramadan Called Ramadan...

Is Sharia Law a Threat to You and Your Family?

What is Sharia Law? Many Muslims don't even know. And then there are the radio talk-show hosts and politicians who also don't know but fan the winds of hate and fear anyway. To find out what Shari Law is and what it means, GV Wire's Jamie Ouverson int...

Old and Dangerous Hatred of Muslims By Burma Buddhists

News Analysis By Michael Jerryson In a recent interview with a Guardian journalist, the Burmese monk U Rarzar expressed his country’s rationale for fearing and repressing its Muslim minority. “ Ma Ba Tha is protecting people from terrorists like ISIS,” U...