Islam http://kbia.org en Discussion: Muslim Women In The Islamic World http://kbia.org/post/discussion-muslim-women-islamic-world <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Mehnaz Afridi, assistant professor of religious studies at Manhattan College." data-attribution="Credit courtesy photo" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/MehnazAfridi_0.jpg" alt="" /><p>In Western media, we hear reports that Muslim women are relegated to a second class, largely powerless status and are denied education, independence and employment.&#160;We hear stories of women brutalized and abused. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:17:27 +0000 Camille Phillips 50776 at http://kbia.org Discussion: Muslim Women In The Islamic World A traditional goat slaughter: Sounds and images of Eid http://kbia.org/post/traditional-goat-slaughter-sounds-and-images-eid <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 24.96875px;"><em>Viewer and listener discretion: Some of the images below contain blood and show the slaughtering of a goat. The audio includes moments of this, as well, though we've made sure it's not gratuitous.</em></p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 18:38:00 +0000 Ryan Schuessler 42278 at http://kbia.org A traditional goat slaughter: Sounds and images of Eid What comes after death in the Abrahamic faiths? http://kbia.org/post/what-comes-after-death-abrahamic-faiths <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When Rashed Nizam went home to Bangladesh this spring, he knew his father was close to death.</p> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Katy Mersmann 41992 at http://kbia.org What comes after death in the Abrahamic faiths? Global Journalist: Why jihadists are taking root in North Africa http://kbia.org/post/global-journalist-why-jihadists-are-taking-root-north-africa <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The recent hostage crisis at a gas plant in Algeria, and Islamist violence in Mali, both illustrate the reach of jihadist movements in Northern Africa.</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:30:47 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Mikkel Christensen 28548 at http://kbia.org Global Journalist: Why jihadists are taking root in North Africa Columbia mosque faces imam shortage and funding challenges http://kbia.org/post/columbia-mosque-faces-imam-shortage-and-funding-challenges <p></p><p>Since 2008, the Islamic Center of Central Missouri has been without an imam – a central community leader in Islam. Although Columbia’s Muslim community has found ways to stay active, it is without a formally trained spiritual leader.</p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">Imams lead prayers, serve as religious scholars and assist with weddings and lectures, among other things.</p> Sat, 05 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ryan Schuessler & with Megan Rentschler and Evan Townsend 26835 at http://kbia.org Columbia mosque faces imam shortage and funding challenges