Articles by The New York Times

A Riveting Isis Story, Told In A Times Podcast Was Fabricated

A Canadian’s gruesome account as an Islamic State executioner in Syria, which was the subject of the “Caliphate” podcast by The New York Times, was fabricated, officials say.
A demonstration in Rabat, Morocco, against President Trump’s plan in September. Morocco is agreeing to set aside generations of hostilities toward the Jewish state as part of a campaign to stabilize the Middle East and North Africa.

Morocco Joins List Of Arab Nations To Begin Normalizing Relations With Israel

Morocco follows Bahrain, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates in setting aside generations of hostilities toward the Jewish state, part of a major foreign policy effort of the Trump administration.

Supreme Court Backs Muslim Men In Case On No-Fly List

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of three Muslim men who say they were put on the no-fly list in retaliation for refusing to become government informants.
Gisele Marie Rocha started her own heavy metal band in 2016, after fronting her brother’s band for four years.

‘Muslim Women Are Everything’ Turns The Page On Stereotypes

Dr. Seema Yasmin’s book, born from her frustration with narrow, one-sided narratives about Muslim women, breaks apart tired old tropes.
Runna Othman and her husband, Mussttafa Shelo, celebrated their union with a gender-separate wedding.

For Some Muslim Couples, Gender-Separate Weddings Are The Norm

For some Muslim brides who observe the hijab, weddings, where men and women celebrate in different rooms, creates a space for guests to feel free, while also upholding tradition.

At Least 37 Million People Have Been Displaced By America’s War On Terror

At least 37 million people have been displaced as a direct result of the wars fought by the United States since Sept. 11, 2001, according to a new report from Brown University’s Costs of War project.

‘Kill All You See’: In A First, Myanmar Soldiers Tell Of Rohingya Slaughter

The two soldiers confess their crimes in a monotone, a few blinks of the eye their only betrayal of emotion: executions, mass burials, village obliterations and rape.

New Zealand Gives Christchurch Gunman A Life Sentence

While the grieving and wounded watched, Brenton Tarrant was hauled away to face the certainty of dying behind bars after killing 51 people at two mosques in the worst terrorist attack New Zealand has ever seen.

When The Ottoman Empire Threatened Europe — And The World

Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World.

India’s PM, Narendra Modi, Founds Temple On Ayodhya Mosque’s Ruins

In a ceremony in Ayodhya, a past flash point for sectarian violence, India’s prime minister offers his Hindu nationalist base a clear symbol of ascendancy.

Pilgrims, Fewer And Socially Distanced, Arrive In Mecca For Annual Hajj

The coronavirus pandemic has curtailed the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, limiting the number of people and barring people from outside the kingdom.

Erdogan Fulfills Cherished Goal, Opening Hagia Sophia To Prayers

The Muslim faithful celebrated the decision by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, even as it generated dismay among Christians and architectural conservators.

Would The Prophet Muhammad Convert Hagia Sophia?

The recent decision by the Turkish government to reconvert the majestic Hagia Sophia, which was once the world’s greatest cathedral, from a museum back to a mosque has been bad news for Christians around the world.

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.