Islam

David Boraks / WFAE

A speaker critical of Islam ignited a campus debate this spring at Wingate University about free speech and how Muslim students are viewed.

Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

A Muslim woman from Charlotte is still making national headlines, days after she was escorted from a Donald Trump rally in Rock Hill, SC. Rose Hamid stood up in a “silent protest” during a Friday night speech by the Republican presidential candidate in the Winthrop Coliseum.  Hamid was wearing the Muslim head-scarf known as a hijab.  She spoke Monday with WFAE’s Mark Rumsey.


Tasnim Shamma

This weekend, Muslims celebrated Eid-al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice), which marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It also honors Prophet Abraham's obedience to God in his willingness to sacrifice his son.

So part of the holiday involves slaughtering an animal - like a cow or a goat - to then distribute the meat to relatives and the poor. For one local farm in York County, South Carolina, the holiday is the busiest day of the year.


Lawmakers Push Ban On Islamic Law In Family Court

Jul 25, 2013

UPDATE: The North Carolina House concurred on the bill, sending it to Governor Pat McCrory for his signature.

For months now, Republican lawmakers in Raleigh have been pushing to ban North Carolina courts from enforcing “Islamic law,” or Shariah. Last week, the state Senate passed the latest bill with this aim. But, do courts really enforce Shariah, or any foreign laws, in their decisions? Where did this bill come from? And, what effect would the law have? WFAE's Ben Bradford takes a look.