The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a group of 57 nations that considers itself the collective voice of the Muslim World. It serves to both protect Muslim interests, as well as promote harmony and peace. Contact via their website contact form.
Bruce Riedel, director of the Brookings Intelligence Project and senior fellow at the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and Center for Middle East Policy. His areas of expertise include counterterrorism, Arab-Israeli issues, Persian Gulf security, and India-Pakistan relations.
Bernard Haykel is a professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University and director of the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. He is an expert on ISIS, or the Islamic State, jihadism, and Islamic apocalypiticism.
While 1 in five people practice Islam internationally, a Pew Research survey in 2010 found that about half of Americans are able to correctly identify the Quran and Ramadan as associated with Islam. Another Pew survey in 2007 revealed that 58 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam’s practices, and often, what they do know […]
Read an April 23, 2006, Seed magazine article about health on the hajj.
See a Dec. 7, 2006, UPI story about the flu warning.
Read a July 23, 2009 article about the warning sent out by health officials concerning Hajj and the swine flu epidemic.
Read a Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia page about Hajj requirements, the fifth pilar of Islam.