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What Islamic hygienic practices can teach when coronavirus is spreading

Rose S. Aslan, California Lutheran University As outbreaks of the coronavirus spread throughout the world, people are reminded over and again to limit physical contact,...

How old would you want to be in heaven?

Margaret Morganroth Gullette, Brandeis University Many religious faiths propose different versions of heaven as a location: There are walled gardens with streams, flowers, pleasing scents,...

The black Muslim female fashion trailblazers who came before model Halima...

Kayla Renée Wheeler, Grand Valley State University Media reports have celebrated Halima Aden becoming the first woman to be featured in the Sports Illustrated...

Why do Muslim women wear a hijab?

Caitlin Killian, Drew University Nazma Khan, who immigrated to the United States from Bangladesh at age 11, faced years of shaming over wearing a headscarf...

Three things we can learn from contemporary Muslim women’s fashion

Liz Bucar, Northeastern University Major art museums have realized there is much to learn from clothing that is both religiously coded and fashion forward. Earlier this...

What are halal foods?

Myriam Renaud, University of Chicago During the month of Ramadan, for 30 days, Muslims who choose to fast will neither eat nor drink during daylight...

Explaining the Muslim pilgrimage of hajj

Ken Chitwood, University of Florida Around 1.7 million Muslims have gathered this year in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual...

What Sharia law means: Five questions answered

Asma Afsaruddin, Indiana University Editor’s note: A conservative grassroots organization, ACT for America, organized a “March against Sharia” in at least 20 cities across the...

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Older people may be better learners than we think

By Reema Rattan, The Conversation and Nicki Russell, The Conversation Older people may be able to learn more from visual information than their younger counterparts,...