Pluralism in Islam — Between Scripture and Praxis

Aug 02

A version of this article first appeared in the July/August issue of Islamic Horizons. Egyptian writer Mona Eltahawy in a New York Times article recounted her 2005 encounter with Mohammed Akef, the then spiritual leader of Muslim Brotherhood. When she suggested to Akef that the verses in the Quran regarding women’s dress have several interpretations, Akef...

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Sep 26

Question – How long are the prayers (time involved)? Do families pray together or are prayers individualistic? In Islam there are many forms of prayers and supplications. The prayer that Muslims are most often identified with are the obligatory prayers, which are prayed 5 times a day. Prayers are viewed as a direct link between the worshiper and God, without...

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