CNN's Erin Burnett discusses new concerns over the the threat of al Qaeda in the northern region of Mali.
An English-language magazine in Dubai has been accused of disrespecting Islam by recommending places to drink during Ramadan.
A federal judge's ruling Wednesday cleared the way for a controversial mosque in Tennessee to open in time for the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
A New Jersey grand jury handed down a 17-count indictment Thursday accusing a man and his female friend with shooting and killing the man's wife -- and also shooting the man himself, in what prosecutors say was an attempt to blame a murder on "terrorists."
Thousands lined up across the world to be among the first to get the new iPad. CNN's Rick Vincent reports.
There are two Rick Santorums: The first one I might not agree with, but the second one truly scares me.
Two prominent Muslim civil liberties groups called for Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to resign on Thursday because of his participation in a film that they say paints all Muslims as terrorists.
A federal appeals court has blocked an Oklahoma voter-approved measure barring state judges from considering Islamic and international law in their decisions.
Each year, faithful Muslims make a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. CNN's Nima Elbagir describes their journey.
Each year, more than 3 million Muslims commit to Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that represents the fifth and final "pillar" of Islam and the largest annual human gathering on the planet. Every Muslim who is physically and financially able to do so is expected to make this pilgrimage once in their lifetime.
Officials with Libya's interim government are reassuring the West that their religious views are moderate, after the country's interim leader called for the country's new laws to be based on Sharia, or Islamic law.
Lotus Capital Managing Director, Hajara Adeola discusses the fundamental principals of Islamic banking.
Home to some 70 million Muslims, Nigeria is stepping up efforts to capitalize on the growing popularity of the one of the world's fastest-growing financial sectors: Islamic banking.
For Christians, the wild celebrations of Mardi Gras come before the solemnity of Lent, a last chance to celebrate before the abstinence marking the 40 days to Good Friday and Easter.
CNN's Jim Clancy has more on reported violence during Eid-al-Fitr celebrations in Syria.
In a growing toll, 18 officers and two civilians were killed in an attack on a military academy in Algeria, the country's ministry of defense said Saturday.
Egyptian Gabriel Khoury's first foray into television drama "Dawaran Chobra" is being watched by millions on four channels every night during the holy month of Ramadan.
Last-minute shopping before the start of the Muslim month of Ramadan brought back bustle and commercial activity to the center of a city that is increasingly showing strain from Libya's grinding civil war.
Should France ban the wearing of veils covering women from head to toe?
CNN's Soledad O'Brien sits down with Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman, who describes the basics of Sharia Law.
To be fair, I'm not sure if all Republicans love Sharia law, but they certainly do love talking about it.
French police arrested two veiled women protesting the country's law banning face-hiding Islamic burqas and niqabs Monday, just hours after the legislation took effect.
CNN's Atika Shubert on the controversial burqa ban that has divided opinion in France.
Almost two weeks after the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on radicalization in the Muslim community in America, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has announced he will hold a hearing in the Senate. But, rather than focus on the problem of radicalization in the Muslim community, Durbin's panel will be directed to another subject: anti-Muslim bigotry in the United States.
Meet Kevin Fisher, who is leading the fight against a new mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Soledad O'Brien reports.
Many southerners are voting for an independent Sudan this week, thirsting for freedom from the north. They equate sharia or Islamic law that President Omar al-Bashir has vowed to strengthen with slavery.
A federal judge in Oklahoma has issued an order putting on hold the certification of a ballot measure that forbids state courts from considering or using international laws, as well as Sharia, or Islamic law. That permanent injunction will allow the judge more time to consider the constitutional issues raised by State Question 755, which was approved by voters earlier this month.
A federal judge has extended a temporary restraining order against an Oklahoma referendum that would ban the use of Islamic religious law in state courts.
In October, CNN reported on Oklahoma voters deciding on a proposal banning the practice of Sharia law in state courts.
In 2009, CNN's Octavia Nasr explained the origins of Sharia law and what it meant to the Muslim world.
A federal judge will hear arguments Monday on a temporary restraining order against an Oklahoma referendum that would ban the use of Islamic religious law in state courts.
A federal judge Monday blocked an amendment to Oklahoma's state constitution that would bar the use of Islamic religious law in state courts after American Muslims challenged the proposal in court.
CNN's Kyra Phillips talks to two bloggers who visited 30 mosques in 30 states during Ramadan.
Suicide bombers in cars disguised as government vehicles slammed into the main gate at Somalia's main airport Thursday, killing two Ugandan peacekeepers and at least three civilians, Somali and African Union officials said Thursday.
Was it a political mistake for President Obama to have taken sides on the NYC mosque debate?
At a White House dinner last week -- an iftar on the occasion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan --President Obama delivered what many rightly considered a courageous speech in which he weighed in on the controversy surrounding the proposed construction of a mosque near ground zero.
One of Iran's biggest soccer stars has been kicked off his team for refusing to fast during the holy month of Ramadan, the team's website reported.
Immediately before 9-11, al Qaeda was considered almost below most Americans' notice. One Washington Post/ABC News poll found that in early 2002, only 14 percent of Americans thought Islam encouraged violence.
Lawmakers in Belgium on Thursday approved a ban on the wearing of burqas and other Islamic garb that covers a woman's face but the bill must still be approved by the upper house of parliament before it becomes law.
The latest round in the battle of the burqa kicks off Thursday in Belgium, which could become the first country in Europe to ban face coverings worn by observant Muslim women.
Sheikh Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, the head of Sunni Islam's top learning center, died of a heart attack on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia, Egyptian state-run television reported. He was 82.
Iraq's simmering sectarian tension boiled in recent days over a controversial decision banning more than 500 people with alleged ties to Saddam Hussein's Baath Party from running in next month's Iraqi national elections.
As France moves closer to a partial ban on the burqa, a leading European lawmaker declared Wednesday that the full Muslim veil is a symbol of political Islam and has no place in Europe.
Saudis take serious measures to prevent the spread of swine flu during the Hajj. CNN's Isha Sesay reports.
For many Muslims it's the journey of a lifetime: making the Hajj pilgrimage. Almost 3 million faithful, together, in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. But this year, the Hajj could become an incubator for the H1N1 virus.
Outside a Manhattan mosque where the imam preaches against terrorism, the brothers of the "Revolution Muslim" are spreading a different message.
Inside a New York mosque, the Imam preaches peace. Outside, some radicals support violence against the U.S.
Susan Candiotti looks at the man the FBI says preached jihad against the U.S. government and law enforcement.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from Cairo, Egypt, on the ruckus raised over female university students' dress code.
There's more to wearing the "niqab" -- the austere, all-covering veil favored by ultra-religious Muslim women -- than meets the eye.
There is a shiny addition among the Ottoman mosques and palaces that make up Istanbul's stunning skyline: the metallic, mirrored dome of the new Sakirin Mosque, a Muslim place of worship built with a woman's touch.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on a woman architect who tackles the challenge of designing the newest msoque in Istanbul.
The people of Pakistan must back Islamic militants to counter the influence of the United States in their country or face punishment from God, Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second in command, said in an audio message released early Wednesday.
The United States is providing weapons and ammunition to Somalia's transitional government as it fights al Qaeda-linked Islamic militants, State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said Thursday.
A Taliban spokesman issued a series of threats and ultimatums against Pakistani officials Wednesday as the country's military continued its offensive against the militant group in the Swat Valley.
Taliban militants took control Wednesday of a district 60 miles away from the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.
It is a longstanding cliché that there is no military solution in Afghanistan, only a political one.
The Pakistani government recently announced a truce with the Taliban and allowed it to set up Islamic courts in the country's Swat Valley. Reports abound that girls will no longer be allowed to go to school, that brutal beatings are taking place for minor infractions, and the list goes on.
Pakistani government officials announced Monday an agreement with the Taliban to allow strict Islamic law, or sharia, to be implemented in parts of North West Frontier Province.
It was an odd sight in Ethiopia's capital this week: a standing ovation for Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, the man whom Ethiopian forces had removed from power in neighboring Somalia two years ago.
Saddam Hatim sauntered down a Baghdad street and stopped to admire the posters of candidates for Iraq's provincial elections set for Saturday.
If all you know about Islam is Gaddafi, Khomeini, Saddam, and Osama bin Laden, it's no wonder you see a threat. I balance my take on Islam by traveling to (and learning about) mainstream countries such as Turkey -- a moderate Islamic nation with a determination to face the West without giving up its culture.
The Mumbai attacks remind the world that the intertwined problems of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan will be the most extreme foreign policy challenge that President Obama will face as he assumes office.
A new Web site launched by an Israeli university professor and his Bedouin students aims to address life's everyday quandaries from the perspective of an ancient sacred text: the Quran.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai talks about Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has defended his peace "overtures" to some Taliban militants but emphasized the fight against terror groups like al Qaeda must continue.
The first mosque with a minaret and a dome in Germany's formerly communist east opened on Thursday as police corralled protesters behind a roadblock three blocks away
The U.S. military formally apologized after a soldier admitted to using the Quran as target practice.
Imams delivering their Friday sermons in Iraq are denouncing the shooting of a Quran, the holy book of Islam, by a U.S. soldier.
Thousands of Afghans packed a sports stadium in the western Afghanistan city Herat Saturday to protest the reprinting of the same Danish cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked rage in the Muslim world two years ago.
Newspapers across Europe Wednesday reprinted the controversial cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked worldwide protests two years ago.
An American convert to Islam makes her pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj. CNN's Isha Sesay reports.
Their letter marks the first time so many high-profile Muslims have come together to make such a public call for peace
The making of 'God's Warriors'
Last year at Christmastime, Rehan Seyam, a Muslim living in New Jersey, went to pick up some things at a local Wal-Mart. Seeing her distinctive traditional Muslim head covering called a "hijab," a man in the store, addressing her directly, sang "The 12 Days of Christmas" using insulting lyrics about terrorism and Osama bin Laden.
A truck bomb struck a Shi'ite mosque Tuesday in central Baghdad, killing 78 people and wounding more than 200
Islam is one of the world's major religions, along with Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism and Christianity.
Islam is considered one of three major world religions, along with Judaism and Christianity. The following are some key facts about the religion.
Pope Benedict XVI came under a hail of criticism from the Islamic world Friday for comments he made earlier in the week regarding the Prophet Mohammed and the Muslim faith, in some cities provoking street protests.
The Anglican Church in Wales has apologized to Muslims after a cartoon satirizing the Prophet Mohammed was printed in its Welsh-language magazine.
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday said U.S. President George W. Bush expressed concern to him over the "thorny issue" of cartoon caricatures depicting Prophet Mohammed -- images that have sparked violent protests throughout the Muslim world.
Gunmen targeted 27 Baghdad mosques and killed three Sunni imams Wednesday in the wake of a bomb attack at one of the holiest Shiite sites.
Iran's foreign minister has called for an end to violent protests over cartoons of Prophet Mohammed that have swept across the Muslim world after the images were published in several European newspapers.
At least 345 people have been killed in a stampede during a symbolic stoning ritual at the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, according to the country's Health Ministry.
About 2 million Muslims from around the world are streaming toward Mecca as they make the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammad.
About 2 million Muslims from around the world began streaming out of Mecca on Sunday, the first day of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammad.
Iraqis started the year with a historic transitional assembly election. They voted for a constitution in October. And on Thursday they will cap their tumultuous year when many are expected vote for a full four-year parliament.
Sunni Arabs -- many of whom boycotted Iraq's elections -- began talks Thursday with members of the panel writing the country's new constitution, officials said.
Sunni Arabs flexed their weakened political muscles, announcing Saturday the establishment of a nationwide coalition representing their religious community as they begin a three-day, mosque-closing protest.
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As more than one billion Muslims prepare to celebrate Ramadan, terror experts are mixed about whether the holy month is a tool for recruiting terrorists.
The attorney for a Muslim cleric accused of laundering money to aid terrorists called the government's case "fantasy" Friday and vowed to fully fight the charges.
France must tackle the issue of training Muslim prayer leaders in a moderate "French Islam" that respects human rights and rejects terrorism, Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin says.
A U.S. military commander defended coalition troops Friday against allegations they defiled the Koran during a raid on a Sunni Muslim mosque in Baghdad.
"There is no sin in the Koran--not even drinking, not even fornicating, not even homosexuality--which could be as abhorrent and serious as dealing in riba [interest]." --SHAYKH NIZAM YAQUBY (at lef...
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