Articles by The New York Times

Tennessee Newspaper Apologizes For ‘Utterly Indefensible’ Anti-Muslim Ad

The full-page ad, which appeared in Sunday’s editions of The Tennessean and claimed “Islam” would detonate a nuclear device in Nashville, “should have never been published,” the editor said.
Will Mandatory Face Masks End the Burqa Bans?

Will Mandatory Face Masks End The Burqa Bans?

As face coverings become the rule in public spaces, attitudes about head scarves may change.

The Silver Lining Of Being Quarantined During Ramadan

Being at home with family has made observing Islam’s holiest month a richer and deeper spiritual experience.

In Jerusalem, Ramadan Restrictions Last Seen During The Crusades Return

The last time Muslim worshipers were kept out of the Aqsa Mosque compound throughout the entire month of Ramadan was when crusaders controlled Jerusalem in the Middle Ages.

Prayer Mats, ‘Peppa Pig’ And Patience: How I’m Raising My Muslim Kids

Introducing the concept of God is daunting. For now, determination and a little humor will have to do.

The Sewer Cleaners Of Pakistan

In Pakistan, descendants of lower-caste Hindus who converted to Christianity centuries ago still find themselves marginalized, relegated to dirty jobs and grim fates.

15 Funerals A Day: The Pace Of Death Stuns A Muslim Community

Al-Rayaan Muslim Funeral Services has turned to family members and fellow mourners to offer prayers and move bodies.

French Muslims Face A Cruel Coronavirus Shortage: Burial Grounds

For many immigrant families, the pandemic has halted the tradition of repatriating bodies to their country of origin, and finding a plot in France has become ever more difficult.

A Ramadan Like No Other: Images From Around The World

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Muslims to adapt, observing the holy month more at home than in the mosque, more online than in person, and with greater uncertainty about the future.

As Ramadan Begins, Muslims (Mostly) Accede To Pandemic Orders

Islam’s most sacred sites were largely deserted as the holy month started, but Muslims in some places were resisting in ways that could spread the coronavirus.

Nora Illi, Swiss Muslim Convert Who Sparked Controversy, Dies At 35

Nora Illi, a Swiss convert to Islam who believed Muslim women should have the right to wear full-body veils and publicly challenged bans against them, died on March 23 in Bern, Switzerland. She was 35.

These Are The Faces Of Muslim Women Throughout History

Hossein Kamaly’s “A History of Islam in 21 Women.” A new book on Muslim women throughout history.

How Coronavirus Hijacks Your Cells

The virus that causes Covid-19 is currently spreading around the world. At least six other types of coronavirus are known to infect humans, with some causing the common cold and two causing outbreaks: SARS and MERS.

U.S. Will Suspend Travel From Europe

President Trump said he would suspend most travel from Europe starting Friday. The 30-day restriction will not apply to U.S. permanent residents and will not affect travel from Britain.

Roundup Of Saudi Royals Expands With Detention Of A 4th Prince

The latest wave of arrests has raised questions about whether the crown prince was on the verge of taking full power from his father, King Salman.

Why Is Europe So Islamophobic?

There is a growing list of violent attacks on Muslims across Europe. Across the continent, Islamophobic organizations and individuals have been able to advance their agenda.

Israeli Election Gives Edge To Netanyahu, Initial Results Show

Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have bested his challenger, Benny Gantz, in Israel’s third election in a year, but fell short of winning a majority.

Why Delhi Police Did Nothing To Stop Attacks On Muslims

Officers have reason to believe that looking away or abetting the rioters will be rewarded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

Child Dies At Sea As Greece Cracks Down On Migrants From Turkey

The drowning, after a dinghy capsized, was the first since the Turkish government said it would no longer stop migrants from crossing into Europe.

As Israel Votes Again (And Again), Arabs See An Opportunity

Arab leaders hope to improve on their strong showing in the last election, when they helped to nearly topple Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Muslims Should Disarm Islamophobia With Kindness

The Quran has many verses that command a courteous response to even a terrible insult to Islam.