December 19, 2012

Slideshow: World Trends in 2012

Interpreting Islam

The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims are united in their belief in God and the Prophet Muhammad and are bound together by such religious practices as fasting during the holy month of Ramadan and almsgiving to assist people in need. But they have widely differing views about many other aspects of their faith, including: the importance of religion in their lives; who counts as a Muslim; and what practices are acceptable in Islam. READ THE REPORT