In his new book ‘What Is Islam?,’ the late scholar Shahab Ahmed asks if it’s time to return to an idea of the religion that prizes more than just the Quran
‘Europe’s gift to Islam’ was born in Austria-Hungary 116 years ago this week. His ideas on the intersection of politics and religion are more relevant than ever.
How Western intellectuals turn themselves into the enemies of an entire class of liberal writers from Muslim backgrounds
Why the key to the great civilizational clash of our time is understanding faithful people of all religions who must dominate non-believers to uphold their own truth
France grapples with the aftermath of attacks that are no longer ‘just against Jews’
As a million devout Muslims descend on Mecca, a meditation on the coy symbolism of the shrine’s hidden truth
Why aren’t more non-Muslim feminists decrying violence against women in Muslim-majority countries?
How a ‘high-level’ panel discussion at the United Nations danced around definitions—and why it matters
Why my sisters can’t think straight about Israel
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
Much to the chagrin of some at NYU
But defeating the brutal jihadist group will require international assistance
After Brandeis president disgracefully revokes her honorary degree
A friend and former classmate pays tribute to the late scholar and author
Brooklyn synagogue hosts joint Tisha B’Av fast break and Ramadan iftar
The late New York mayor told me he wanted to be remembered by my son Daniel Pearl’s final words: ‘I am Jewish.’
Inheriting Abraham, by Jon Levenson, expertly dismantles the idea of the patriarch as the father of three religions
The school aims to promote a moderate vision of Islam, but it faces deep skepticism from Jews and Muslims
The murder of Shaima Alawadi isn’t a sign of increasing prejudice, but of writers’ credulousness
The Syrian diaspora in Israel watches its once-vibrant ancestral home fall to ruin in the country’s civil war
A Danish art exhibit attacks public figures who ‘insult’ but not those who issue death threats in response
Documentary film The Light in Her Eyes reveals how a Syrian school upends notions about religious education
The Christian right, radical Islamists, and secular leftists agree: this atheist is America’s most dangerous man
Lebanon’s Party of God is feeling heat from certain Shiites, who aren’t eager to serve as human shields again
Egypt’s famous comic actor was on trial this week for offending Islam. But for Israeli kids, he was a beloved face on state TV’s weekly Arab Movie.
Hillary Clinton’s State Department policy relies in part on Ayatollah Khamenei’s supposed anti-nuclear fatwa. But the edict may not even exist.
Wanted Women, a new joint biography of two Muslim women, refuses to distinguish between an al-Qaida terrorist and a feminist intellectual
A Hamas official’s visit to Tunisia prompts an anti-Semitic demonstration—and soul-searching about the treatment of Jews in North Africa
Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon was exactly the ambassador for Islam Americans needed after Sept. 11
For Muslims, a summer month is a longer month