Archives: Islam

ISIS and the Conflicts in Iraq

The Islamic rebel group ISIS has seized much of the border between Iraq and Syria, and some fear they are headed to Baghdad. President Obama promised to send military advisers, but many Republicans want to take more aggressive action. This hour we’ll talk about ISIS’s split from Al Qaeda, and how best to combat its expansion.

Sharia Law and Modern Muslims

The world is reeling from news of the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The group claims strict adherence to Sharia law. But Sharia is not a codified set of principles, and not an incitement to terrorism. This hour we’ll learn how modern Muslims incorporate Sharia into their lives.

Sharia Law and Modern Muslims

The world is reeling from news of the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The group claims strict adherence to Sharia law. But Sharia is not a codified set of principles, and not an incitement to terrorism. This hour we’ll learn how modern Muslims incorporate Sharia into their lives.

Ramadan and the Tradition of Fasting

We’ve reached the halfway point of the holy month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims around the world abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sundown. This hour we’ll take a closer look at the tradition of fasting, and examine why almost all faiths have feast days and fast days, and how going without food affects the mind and body.

Youtube Video Addresses ‘Muslim Community’

A YouTube video by nine American Muslim scholars repudiates violence and political extremism