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Book Club: George Archer's thought-provoking study traces the conceptual history and philosophy of the afterlife in Islam.

Turkish authorities have blocked five websites belonging to a religious leader who claiming to be a messianic leader.

The misinterpretation of 'Jihad'

Roland Laffitte

The misinterpretation of 'Jihad'

Comment: The word has taken on a meaning in the non-Islamic world which undermines centuries of academic and theological struggle, writes Roland Laffitte.

Arab politics - and the end of the world

Karim Barakat

Arab politics - and the end of the world

Comment: Removing religious belief from politics is the only way for the Arab world to advance. Medieval Europeans did it, and so should we, ...

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