The role of sharia in the Saudi state is likely to undergo significant changes.
The recent upheaval in Bihar is only the latest signal that the BJP is the new center of political gravity in a country long controlled by the storied Nehru-Gandhi dynasty of the Congress Party.
The rise of Hindu nationalism in India is transforming Indian Muslims into second class citizens, while the South Asian brand of Islam has lost some autonomy because of growing influence from the Gulf.
The ethnic and sectarian power-sharing systems in Lebanon and Iraq are in crisis.
Rural-urban disparity has grown in India and resulted in the political mobilization of peasant and labor unions. This shows the failure of the Hindutva movement to recognize social divisions.
In an interview, Raphaël Lefèvre discusses the transformation of Lebanon’s Salafis.
The effort to curb the Islamic institution’s autonomy has stalled, for now.
The official Muslim religious establishments in Arab countries give governments a major role in religious life, but these institutions are rarely mere regime mouthpieces and can be difficult to steer in a particular direction.
Buddhism’s principles and values transcend borders to bind people across Asia within a common cultural heritage.
Algeria’s myriad Islamist parties are either barred from the elections or internally divided over whether to support the government or join the opposition, limiting their chances of success.