Click the thumbnail above to download the PDF “Celebrating Ramadan”
St. Anthony Messenger – Truths Jews, Christians and Muslims Hold in Common
MuslimHeritage.com “provides information about the contributions of Islamic scholars throughout history to science, medicine, technology, mathematics, etc.”
Islam in the United States, from 1492 to 2008 – Discussing a Here & Now episode that featured “Jocelyne Cesari, director of Harvard’s Islam in the West Program and editor of the new 700-page, two-volume Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States.”
Harvard’s Islam in the West Program “aims to contribute to the global debate on Islam through an in-depth examination of the religious, political, and social situations of American and European Muslims, and by illuminating the relationships of these communities with the Muslim world at large.”
Celebrating Ramadan in America – “As the Ramadan season of introspection and celebration begins, Muslim Americans in large cities and small towns come together in mosques and homes to observe Ramadan as do Muslims across the globe.”
TeachMideast is a resource designed primarily to give middle and high school teachers the tools they need to teach about critical, complex and intriguing subjects-the Middle East, Islam and Muslims.
Click an icon on the map for more information.
Map of sunni/shia distribution worldwide (click image to enlarge)
Why Islam? – “In an age when popular stereotypes of Muslims are undermining a faith and an entire civilization, explaining and clarifying their religion is a moral obligation on Muslims. WhyIslam.org hopes to fulfill this obligation through this compilation of answers to the most common concerns about Islam. In doing so, it is hoped that the truth about Islam would have been conveyed in conformance to the highest standards of dignified discourse.” (click image to enlarge)
According to the Mapping the Global Muslim Population survey completed by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, there are approximately 1.57 billion Muslims worldwide representing 23% of an estimated 2009 world population of 6.8 billion. More than 60% of the global Muslim population resides in Asia and only about 20% in the Middle East and North Africa. More than 300 million Muslims, or one-fifth of the world’s Muslim population, live in countries where Islam is not the majority religion. These minority Muslim populations are often quite large. India, for example, has the third-largest population of Muslims worldwide. China has more Muslims than Syria, while Russia is home to more Muslims than Jordan and Libya combined.
(Chart by Nick Meador)