Last week, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — the extremist movement now occupying large swaths of territory in the region — forced the last Christians out of the Iraqi city of Mosul.
More than 12,000 American faithful will invade Mecca over the next few days to perform the Hajj, the fifth mandatory duty of Muslims (the other four being belief in God, prayers, charity and fasting).
Learn more about Ramadan and what it means to Muslims worldwide.
HAMMOND | An Illinois man is suing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the denial of his passport application, federal court records show.
When terrorists hijacked four planes on Sept. 11, 2001, some say they also hijacked a religion.
Crown Point's Osama Estwani talks about his experiences as a Muslim in the United States following the Sept. 11 attacks.
MERRILLVILLE | As Imam Mongy El-Quesny was about to leave the Northwest Indiana Islamic Center on Sunday night, he heard the reports of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
MICHIGAN CITY | Renzee Standberry is a leader, mentor and brother. He's also a devout Muslim serving a 30-year sentence at Indiana State Prison.
Muslim inmate Renzee Standberry, right, talks with the prison chaplain, the Rev. Terry Harman, inside the chapel at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.
Indiana State Prison inmate Shahid Iqbal talks about his Muslim faith inside the prison in Michigan City.
Renzee Standberry gives a sermon to fellow Muslim inmates during a prayer service inside the Indiana State Prison chapel in Michigan City. Each service is attended by nearly 80 inmates at the prison.
Inmates Shahid Iqbal, left, and Renzee Standberry talk about being Muslim at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.
Inmate Renzee Standberry, top left, leads a Muslim prayer service inside the chapel at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. The Muslim population at the Michigan City prison is the largest in the state.
Inmates at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City perform salah, a formal prayer service, in the prison chapel.
Inmate Renzee Standberry reads from the Quran inside the chapel at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. Standberry, who has been incarcerated at ISP since 1994, leads the Muslim services at the prison.
CHICAGO | Amid a difficult year for Muslims in the United States, members of Chicago's Islamic community are sharing lessons of their faith during this week's celebration of Eid-ul-Adha, the holiday of sacrifice.
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