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Fasting in the summer of discontent

Around the world, Muslims will begin a month of dawn-to-dusk fasting in observance of one the pillars of Islam, fasting in the holy month of Ramadhan. The Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle, therefore out of sync with … Continue reading

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Why the letter to Sistani could backfire

By now most of you will have already been aware that recently the US President Barack Obama dispatched a letter to Grand Ayatullah Ali al-Sistani, the Supreme Shi’ite religious authority, based in Najaf, Iraq. While the contents of the letter … Continue reading

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