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Is Hell Real?

In his visit to Fatima on Saturday, Pope Francis warned the half million member congregation to avoid a life that “profanes God in his creatures…Such …

Theology

Does the Afterlife Exist?

'The OA' and 'The Discovery' justify an afterlife with science. The real story is much murkier.<p>In the Netflix original movie <i>The Discovery</i>, a …

Consciousness

Most Beautiful Mosques in the World

Mosques

Muslim men need to understand that the Quran says they should observe hijab first, not women

In my day job, I’m a civil rights attorney fighting for Muslim women’s rights. So, when I saw #MuslimWomensDay trending on Twitter this week, I felt …

Islam

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Rumi

More than seven centuries after his death, Rumi’s poetry still has the capacity to fascinate his readers.<p>The 13th century Sufi theologian and poet Jalal al-Din Mohammad Rumi is one America’s best-selling poets. His work is read at weddings, performed by artists and musicians in cramped Brooklyn …

Spirituality

Top 10 Books About Muslims And Islam

Media stereotypes and misinformation about Muslims are nothing new. In a post-election world, Muslims are finding more allies who often want to help but don't know much about us. More and more of our fellow Americans have questions and need answers.<p>In on online forum recently, someone asked me …

Religion

Hate What God Hates

God is love. We love that God is love, that he is the never-ending source of love, that he is the one who always acts in loving ways. Even those who …

Theology
Religion
Religion

Exhibit illuminates the divine art of the Quran

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Quran hand-lettered in gold on transparent black silk

Azerbaijani artist Tünzale Memmedzade spent three years writing out the Quran in gold ink on transparent black silk, and the effect is just beautiful.<p>…

Qur'an

“Are you Christian or Muslim?” was the question. The answer came like a thunderbolt: I am…

In a part of the world where the question is often consequential, this answer transcended it<p>Sometimes we don’t think things through — particularly …

Faith
Education

What The 'Alt-Right' Doesn't Want You To Know About Politics In Islam

<b>Religion? Or Subversive Political Ideology?</b><p>“Can I recite a chapter to you?” Our daughter, bubbly and smiling asked from behind a forkful of fluffy pancake.<p>Her seven-year-old voice faithfully read each word in the original Arabic, “...it is the freeing of a slave, or the feeding of an orphan or …

Believing in God can trigger the same reward regions of the brain as taking drugs

Religious and spiritual experiences are neurologically similar to the euphoria of love and of drug-taking, a team of neuroscientists has …

Charisma

A 1,000-year-old promise of peace

Two Muslim families hold the keys to the doors of Jerusalem's holiest church in order to keep the peace between three feuding Christian denominations.<p>On a recent Sunday morning, Adeeb Jawad Joudeh Al Husseini was sitting on a bench just inside the sole public entrance to Jerusalem’s Church of the …

Holy Sepulchre

Rewriting the Biblical 'Curse' on Womankind

A change to a popular translation of the Bible could affect readers’ views on marriage and gender roles.<p>In the biblical book of Genesis, God expels the first two human beings from the Garden of Eden after Eve entices Adam to eat the forbidden fruit. God “curses” Eve for her misdeed, using ominous …

Theology

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Museums

The Beauty of Islam Brought Me Out of the Closet

I grew up in the evangelical household to rule all evangelical households—but it was an immersion in Islamic culture when I was a teenager that showed me who I really am.<p><b>Get the VICE App on</b> <b>iOS</b> <b>and</b> <b>Android</b><p>I grew up in suburban St. Louis, where my father was the pastor of our small evangelical church. …

Religion

The country that’s famous for tolerance

Pope Francis has praised this little Balkan nation for its notable religious tolerance, saying it should serve as an example for the world.<p>Although this was the first time I’d met Hasib Buba, I had already heard his voice a number of times echoing through the winding streets and alleyways of Berat, …

Religion

In majority-Muslim Bosnia and Herzegovina, a small Jewish community still thrives

By any measure you choose, anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe. But in Europe’s only Muslim country, Jews say they couldn’t feel more at home, …

Israel

Prince Charles warns of cultural destruction on UAE visit

<b>The Prince of Wales, on a visit to the United Arab Emirates, has warned of the deliberate destruction of "mankind's cultural heritage".</b><p>Prince Charles was presenting a digital replica of what could be oldest fragment of the Koran, discovered last year by the University of Birmingham.<p>In a written …

United Arab Emirates

Muhammad Was A Feminist

The prophet Muhammad would be appalled by how current Islamic Fundamentalists are treating women under their control. This suppression is done in the name of Islamic Law, known as <i>Sharia</i>. But the current suppression of women is shaped by cultural and history. It has little basis in the Quran and it …

Does This Study Prove the Bible Could Be Accurate?

A new study on memory shows how people can retain and recite vast amounts of information, which may lend credibility to Biblical stories passed down …

ISIS Declares War on Mohammad's Covenant

Back when ISIS was still expanding into the multi-ethnic and religiously diverse northern Iraq, not just Yazidis but also the country's 1 million Christians were some of their main targets. They were asked to either convert or leave, otherwise they would be killed. All along, churches were being …

Islam

1,500-Year-Old Ancient Secret Bible May Rewrite Entire History Of Religion

A 1,500 years old secret Bible has been seized from a gang of smugglers in a Mediterranean-area operation in which is revealed Jesus predicted the …