Secrets of Islam - U.S. News & World Report
For five centuries, Muslims dominated the world.
Fifteen centuries of history have spread the faith worldwide.
The city flourished while Europe suffered through the Middle Ages.
The romance of Muslim Spain was short-lived.
The truth about the epic clash between east and west.
Paths traveled by land and sea led European conquerors to war in the Holy land.
Islam has nourished a rich tradition in the decorative arts.
Why did so many Muslims seem to celebrate 9/11?
Much hinges on which interpretation of the faith will prevail.
A gulf widens between Muslims and those of other faiths.
Many say Washington's view of Shiism is outmoded.
Can women's rights coexist with the tenets of Islamic law?
Strict and intolerant, the Wahhabist strain of Islam is a potent force.
1.2 billion believers deserve our attention.
Though centered in the Middle East and North Africa, Muslim believers are found worldwide.
A brief guide to the terms critical to comprehending the elements vital to the Muslim faith.
What do Muslims believe? Here are the myths and the facts.
The pilgrimage to Mecca is dangerous but exhilarating.
A scholar tests the spirit against the letter of Islamic law.
The Koran contains words for living a righteous life.
During the month of Ramadan, believers gain strength by doing without.
Muslims are taught to help others by spreading God's wealth.
Prayer is a daily requirement practiced by Muslims.
An Arabian orphan became an unlikely messenger of God.
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