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New professorship to focus on the lesser-known Shi'a branch of the Muslim religion


A gift of $1 million has created a professorship in Shi'a Islam within FIU’s Mohsin & Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies at the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs. The position fills an academic gap, says the center's founder, as knowledge about Shi'a is limited, generally, as up to 90% of Muslims follow the Sunni tradition.

Civil rights, Muhammad Ali and a mosque. Here’s the hidden history of a Miami landmark


Masjid Al-Ansar, a mosque in Liberty City, is part of unknown Black Miami history that includes notable figures like Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Ramadan (but were afraid to ask)


A Muslim professor of religious studies answers questions about the holy month of fasting.

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