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Hajj

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  • Grappling with Abraham, Isaac and faith

    Grappling with Abraham, Isaac and faith
    The story in Genesis of Abraham's willingness to kill his son Isaac at God's command still gets a lot of attention. But it doesn't get a lot of love. In every broadside against religion, God's horrifying demand for a sacrifice and Abraham's acquiescence...
  • Muslim women on pilgrimage from Nigeria detained in Saudi Arabia

     
    More than 1,000 Muslim women from Nigeria trying to make a religious pilgrimage to Mecca have been turned away or detained in Saudi Arabia over allegations they weren’t traveling with husbands or other suitable male guardians, according to...
  • Thousands of Muslims gather in prayer at Angel Stadium

     
    As the sun burned in the soft blue sky, thousands of Muslims poured into Angel Stadium early Friday and filled the morning with the sounds of prayer as they celebrated Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, the most......
  • The Week in Pictures | October 22 – 28, 2012

     
    The Week in Pictures from around the world....
  • Pictures in the News | October 26, 2012

     
    Pictures in the News from around the world....
  • The God Squad: From a non-Muslim, praise of Ramadan

    Happy Ramadan! I confess that, directed by your letters, I do not write enough about Islam or Muslim spiritual life. To help to correct my lacuna, I've decided not to let the holy Muslim month of Ramadan pass this year without sending along to all of you...
  • News of the Weird: Mustache Implants Surge in Popularity

    News of the Weird: Mustache Implants Surge in Popularity
    Plastic surgeons in Turkey and France told CNN in November that mustache implants have suddenly surged in popularity as Middle Eastern men use their increased lip bushiness to convey power and prestige. Surgeons extract follicles from hairier parts of the...
  • Shadia: Tip-top shape is a must for Islam's boot camp

    One of Islam's five pillars is Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. We also call it boot camp. Islam's boot camp, which happened this week, is so challenging and rigorous that it would scare the toughest fitness instructor out there. Yet an estimated 2...
  • Obama's special message to Muslims on the Hajj

     
    President Obama, on behalf of all Americans, wishes a safe Hajj and happy holiday to the world's Muslims....
  • Just back from Asia, President Obama proclaims a need for more recycling, especially of electronics

     
    The Democrat would especially like Americans to recycle electronic goods more....
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Rains lash pilgrims, as pilgrims stone the devil

     
    Violent storms Wednesday wreaked havoc on the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia but didn't cause any notable injuries or halt the processions. Around 2.8 million people took part in the pilgrimage this year, a religious requirement for any able-...