Sayyid Qutb
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:37

The Islamist.

Hassan al-Banna
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:34

The schoolteacher and founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Muhammad Iqbal
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:27

Pakistan's national poet and the most eloquent proponent of Islamic modernism.

Muhammad Rashid Rida
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:25

Defender of the faith and key advocate for the Caliphate.

Muhammad Abduh
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:23

The reformer.

Jamal al-Din al-Afghani
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:21

The prime mover in the Islamic renaissance.

Ten most influential modern Islamic intellectuals
By Ian K Smith - 10 February 16:19

Modern Muslim intellectualism in ten simple steps.

Signs of Shia courage
By Sayed Mahdi Al-Modaressi - 05 February 8:38

Despite the latest wave of suicide attacks in Iraq, millions of Shia Muslim pilgrims continue to flood to the shrine of Hussein in Karbala.

The importance of myth
By Sholto Byrnes - 26 January 12:34

Howard Jacobson defends “Creation”

Vatican criticises Avatar
By Sholto Byrnes - 13 January 18:38

Ecology is not a religion, warns the Holy See

Quran and country
By Nabila Ramdani - 17 December 7:06

The words "British" and "Muslim" turn out to have a great deal in common

Let it go, let it go, let it go!
By Mark Watson - 17 December 7:06

Don't blame Christmas for how capitalism has run roughshod over our traditional values

Spiritual awakening
By William Dalrymple - 17 December 7:06

Globalisation has been good for gods in the Indian subcontinent. As the region has remade itself, it

Faith, hope and clarity
By Sholto Byrnes - 17 December 7:06

The rate of HIV infection in Kenya is one of the highest in the world, but safer sex is at last bein

Happy Hanukkah
By Sholto Byrnes - 11 December 13:35

Forget "Winterval". Let religious festivals proudly speak their names

Jesus: the Muslim prophet
By Mehdi Hasan - 10 December 5:47

Christianity is rooted in the belief that Jesus is the Son of God, so is Islam’s version of Christ a source of tension, or a way of building bridges between the world’s two largest faiths?

Europe’s problem with Islam
By Sholto Byrnes - 30 November 15:10

The Swiss vote illuminates a phobia many just don’t admit

Act of supremacy
By Sholto Byrnes - 23 November 16:04

Does the Pope really care if he snubs Rowan Williams?

Who are you calling anti-Semitic?
By Sholto Byrnes - 17 November 17:43

The charge is grave. It must not be misused.

What's Really Wrong With the Middle East
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 November 5:43

The title of this book, by the Guardian's former Middle East editor, makes quite a claim. There is, you note, no question mark.

A giant leap forward for Muslim women
By Sholto Byrnes - 11 November 17:23

World's first female muftis to be appointed next year

Goldman boss says he does "God's work"
By Sholto Byrnes - 09 November 10:07

Who does he think he's kidding?

"Jesus was a lefty"
By Sholto Byrnes - 06 November 17:37

So says a Daily Mail star writer. Why will that annoy lefties so much?

Suicide attacks are un-Islamic
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 November 5:55

There is nothing Islamic about so-called Islamic terrorism. But why are so many Muslims reluctant to

Since the dawn of time
By Dan Jones - 05 November 5:55

Two hundred years after Darwin’s birth, scientists still can’t agree on whether evolution and religi

It's official: faith in science is a belief
By Sholto Byrnes - 04 November 15:43

New legal ruling places it in the same category as religion

Jewish: or just Jew-ish?
By Sholto Byrnes - 27 October 12:30

Furore over faith school discrimination

Question Time BNP: Disgusted -- but by Griffin's fellow panellists
By Sholto Byrnes - 23 October 14:10

They had the opportunity to show themselves to be better. And they blew it

Which Islam are you afraid of?
By Sholto Byrnes - 21 October 14:43

Fear and obsession narrow the mind

Political neutrality and the Jewish Chronicle
By Julian Kossoff - 14 October 17:06

Is the voice of Anglo-Jewry cosying up to the Tories?