Some titles for traditional Islamic leaders include Caliph, Imam, Sheikh, Mufti, Mujtahid and Allamah. The titles of "Ayatollah" and "Grand Ayatollah" exist only in the Shiite sect of Islam. More »

Since President Obama took office in 2008, Muzammal Siddiqi, Hussam Ayloush, Louay Safi, Esam Omeish, and Mohamed Elibiary have all visited the White House. These individuals are all considered to be, in some sense, Musl... More »

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A Muslim caliphate is an Islamic state led by a supreme religious leader who also acts as political leader of the state. The caliphate is ruled by a caliph who oversees the affairs of the people and government in accorda... More »

A Muslim caliphate is an Islamic state led by a supreme religious leader who also acts as political leader of the state. The caliphate is ruled by a caliph who oversees the affairs of the people and government in accorda... More »

To become Muslim, observe the Five Pillars of Islam. Start by bearing witness, thus converting to Islam. Pray five times a day, fast during the month of Ramadan, give to charity, and make the pilgrimage to Mecca, if poss... More »

There are many different Muslim veils depending on the country and style of Islam, but the main ones are the hijab, abaya, niqab and burqa. Veils are typically worn by Muslim women as a matter of choice because there is ... More »

Muslims do not celebrate baptism in the Christian sense. Islam challenges the authority of baptism, citing the Quran's declaration that participation in the religion is itself the baptism of Allah. There are similar ritu... More »