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The seeds of hatred.
Washington's view of Shiism is outmoded, many say.
Lifting the veil
A scholar tests the spirit against the letter of islamic law.
An Arabian orphan becomes an unlikely messenger of god.
The truth about the epic clash between east and west.
Difficult as it is, fasting is designed not as a punishment but as a blessing.
Zakat, as the alms tax is known, is voluntary in some Muslim countries, enforced in others.