Five Pillars of Islam
Not all Muslims are expected to fast during Ramadan.
The Florida reading assignment also called the Prophet Muhammad a "villain" and an "ignoramus."
While the religious intent is for these prayers to serve as penta-daily reminders, in practice things get a little complicated.
When is Hajj 2014? This year's hajj is expected to fall on October 1-6, though that date depends on the sighting of the moon
With so much misunderstanding in the world about Islam, I hope these simple facts serve to redress some common misconceptions.
How many people go on Hajj? In 2012, Al Arabiya reports that 3,161,573 went on Hajj, with 1,700,000 of them coming from outside
For me, having been to Egypt nearly 20 times and to Bali over a dozen, they are the perfect Yin/Yang complement to each other -- the masculine and feminine sides of spirituality.
A Kansas elementary school has taken down a hallway display depicting the Five Pillars of Islam after it caused an Internet controversy and complaints from parents.
"When you report history truly, then you report those horrible things that we did in the name of Christ or that the Jews
At last we came close, but the crowd was too thick for us to touch the stone. Swept along by the human tide, we kept chanting prayers, struggling to touch the stone or the Kaaba whenever possible.