Author and Islam critic Hamad Abdel-Samad has unpacked the stereotypes about the prophet of the Muslim faith and compiled them in a new book. But this is not religious criticism’s finest hour. read more
Five daily prayers form the basis of Islamic life – even today, and even in the West
Prayer: A friendly conversation, and an offer to unload the weight we carry through the world. Even if we can’t get an answer to questions of “Why?”, it is still worth asking.
Organized religions might be archaic, but faith is not. Cast in the middle of the material world, we remain deeply spiritual beings.