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 […]
Life Action Ministries is a non-profit organization founded in 1971 by Del Fehsenfeld Jr. that works to promote their religion through conferences, retreats and resources. It has conducted over 900 crusades in churches and cities throughout North America.
Shiraz A. Malik is executive director of the Islamic Medical Association of North America in Lombard, Ill.
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.
Diana L. Eck is a professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. She is one of the foremost scholars of Hinduism, having traveled and written widely about India and its religions. She is also director of Harvard’s Pluralism Project, which explores the religious diversity of the U.S.
Margaret Starbird has written extensively about Mary Magdalene and the sacred feminine, including The Woman With the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalen and the Holy Grail (Bear & Co., 1993), which is selling as a result of interest prompted by The Da Vinci Code. She has traveled widely in Europe, including pilgrimages to Black Madonna and Mary Magdalene shrines and […]