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Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream Muslims who do not traditionally recognise female imamship

Pope Francis is among several world leaders invited to the ceremony marking the re-conversion of the Hagia Sophia, founded as a Christian church, into a mosque.

Filipino Catholics pray for Mideast peace in huge gathering

The New Arab & agencies

Filipino Catholics pray for Mideast peace in huge gathering

This year, widespread fears over the conflict between the US and Iran were highlighted during the Philippine's day long procession of the wooden Black Nazarene.

Islamic traces in Portugal's past

Marta Vidal

Islamic traces in Portugal's past

Feature: For over 500 years, most of Portugal was governed by Islamic rulers. Although not many monuments from this period survived, Portugal is ...

Pope visits Morocco to highlight migrants, Muslim ties Pope visits Morocco to highlight migrants, Muslim ties

The New Arab & agencies

Pope visits Morocco to highlight migrants, Muslim ties

Pope Francis landed Saturday in Morocco for a trip aimed at promoting moderate Islam and showing solidarity with the plight of migrants at ...

The New Arab & agencies

French 'voice of IS' in 2015 Paris attacks killed

Fabien Clain, who left France for IS-held territories in 2014 with his brother, announced that IS was responsible for the 2015 Paris attacks.

Khaled Diab

Faith in education

Comment: Schools should be places where children are taught how to use their minds freely, not centres of religious instruction, writes Khaled ...

Dominique Vidal

Netanyahu's dangerous connections with Europe's far right

Comment: The Israeli prime minister is conducting an ostentatious seduction campaign among the right-wing populist and neo-fascist circles in ...

The New Arab & agencies

French 'Islamic State executioner' killed: sources

Maxime Hauchard, a French jihadist sought by French and US authorities since emerging in an Islamic State execution video in Syria, has been ...

Syrian refugee becomes church tourist guide

Laura Cappon

Syrian refugee becomes church tourist guide

Mohammad Hamadi, an opponent of Assad's father, now spends his days explaining the connections between Catholicism and Islam, reports ...

Andrew Leber

The Church has endured far worse than firebrand Bannon

Comment: Bannon suggested this week that the Catholic Church favours unlimited migration in order to swell congregation numbers. Pope Francis is ...

When in Rome, do as the Muslims do

Laura Cesaretti

When in Rome, do as the Muslims do

In-depth: Grassroots Islamic groups are leading the way in community relations and outreach, many steps ahead of Italy's political and media ...

Trump set to meet Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

The New Arab

Trump set to meet Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

US and UAE set to 'deepen ties' with a meeting in Washington just ahead of President Donald Trump's first official foreign trip.

Trump to visit occupied Palestinian territories 'soon', says Abbas

The New Arab

Trump to visit occupied Palestinian territories 'soon', says Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has hinted that Donald Trump could stop in Bethlehem during the US leader's visit to Israel later this month.

Saudi Arabia first stop on Trump's landmark overseas tour

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia first stop on Trump's landmark overseas tour

Spiritualism will be at the heart of Donald Trump's first overseas visits are president with trips to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican ...

Jalila Sbai

France's approach to Islam: From the Enlightenment to today

Comment: The French system, incapable of recognising and confronting its own racism, preferred to represent a homogenous Muslim community in order to justify its attitude towards it, writes Jalila Sbai.

Anisa Abeytia

Trump looks for an America that never existed

Comment: Trump's desire to 'Make America great again', with a return to a homogenous, white, male-dominated country is fundamentally flawed, for ...

The New Arab

Pope Francis considering trip to Egypt

Papal spokesperson confirms that a visit to Egypt may be on the cards, amid continued speculation that a trip may be scheduled for May.

The New Arab & agencies

Pope condemns Muslims 'killing in the name of God'

Pope Francis has attacked 'homicidal madness' of religious fundamentalism, singling out attacks by IS and al-Qaeda inspired militants.

Christmas in diaspora: Reflections of an Iraqi priest

Martin Armstrong

Christmas in diaspora: Reflections of an Iraqi priest

Father Nadheer Dako moved from Iraq nearly three years ago to head the UK's Chaldean community. IS persecution of Christians in Iraq means ...

Jamil Hussein

Islam's lasting influence on Elizabethan England

Society: The legacy of strategic relations between England and the Islamic world led to military alliances, trade relations and even had an ...

Pope to meet Egypt's top Muslim cleric

The New Arab

Pope to meet Egypt's top Muslim cleric

Pope Francis will meet Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, grand imam at the regime-backed al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, marking a return to normalisation ...

Azmi Bishara: Exploring secularism

Shawqi Ben Hassan

Azmi Bishara: Exploring secularism

Culture: Azmi Bishara's study on the development of secularism highlights the interwoven relationship between the religious establishment and ...

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