What's the beef about Halal burgers? A fast food chain called Quick is selling exclusively Halal at selected restaurants. Quick says it is a business decision. 3 million Muslims live in France: a country where you are supposed to keep your religion out of public life.
Egypt's banned opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, is putting the final touches on a new Facebook-like social networking site. The new service is just the latest in a series of new media ventures to circumvent Egyptian controls.
Since the tsunami in December 2004, in Aceh in northern Sumatra, the Islamic police have come out in force. Following the tragedy that hit the region, hundreds of Islamic police were deployed to track down "un-Islamic behaviour". Canings, fines and even stoning to death are the punishments that now await those who break the Koran’s rules...
In New York, a row is growing over a proposed mosque near Ground Zero, where close to 3,000 people died in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. President Barack Obama has waded into the controversy, but not very presidentially. He firmly backed the project at a Ramadan dinner last Friday, but the next day he distanced himself from it.
With 5 million potential consumers, demand for halal food in France is soaring. Industry and supermarket chains are taking notice. But there's no regulatory body ensuring compliance with religious law. France 24 takes a closer look at this burgeoning market, where profit often supersedes religious concerns.
Piety, alms-giving and fasting mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims worldwide, as nearly a billion and a half people commemorate the divine revelation received by the Prophet Mohammed.
In an effort to avert a drop-off in tourism during the month of Ramadan, Egypt is launching the "Fawanees Ramadan Festival," an event organised around colourful lanterns that are traditionally hung across the country for the holiday.