Islam en What's A Caliphate? The Islamic caliphates had a long and glorious run, but in the 21st century, they seemed consigned to history. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:01:00 +0000 editor 37336 at What's A Caliphate? A Biography Of The Prophet Muhammad <p>Steve Scher sits down with writer Leslie Hazelton to talk about her book, "The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad."</p><p><a href=""><em>This interview originally aired on January 24, 2013.</em></a> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 23:58:29 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 28150 at A Biography Of The Prophet Muhammad New Muslim Ms. Marvel Doesn't Drink, Date Or Eat Bacon Marvel is introducing a new character: Kamala Khan. She's a 16-year-old Muslim public high school student in Jersey City. She's also the new Ms. Marvel, and the first Muslim superhero to star in her own mainstream comic book series. Author G. Willow Wilson spoke with <em>Tell Me More </em>host Michel Martin about her new series.<p><hr /><p><h3>Interview Highlights</h3><p><strong>On Kamala Khan's challenges to come </strong><p>People can expect a lot of the fun, you know, action-adventure that characterizes most superhero books. She will be up against villains. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:52:23 +0000 Tell Me More Staff 27701 at New Muslim Ms. Marvel Doesn't Drink, Date Or Eat Bacon Militant Group Al-Shabab Evolves With Help From Al-Qaida Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Now, the strike on Nairobi was noteworthy in part because of the group claiming responsibility. As David and Gregory mentioned, al-Shabab is a militant organization from nearby Somalia. Analyst Bronwyn Bruton of the Atlantic Council says a few years ago it would've had little reason to strike outside Somalia's borders. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 08:47:00 +0000 editor 20869 at "Alive And Well," And The Purpose Of Life <p><strong>“Alive and Well” At SIFF</strong><br>The documentary “<a href="">Alive and Well</a>” takes viewers inside the lives of seven people who have been affected by Huntington’s disease. From those who carry the gene to family members turned caregivers, the film tells the story of what it’s like to live with a genetic, neurological disorder. Huntington’s disease is degenerative, slowly breaking down the nerve cells of&nbsp;the brain. A person with a parent with Huntington’s&nbsp;has a&nbsp;50/50 chance of inheriting the gene mutation. Director Josh Taft and executive producer Liz Weber&nbsp; explain their motivation for making the film.</p><p><strong>Islam’s “Spiritual Gems”</strong><br>Nearly a quarter of the world’s population looks to the Qur’an for spiritual guidance. What does the Islamic holy book have to say about life? Katy Sewall talks with Jamal Rahman, author of “Spiritual Gems of Islam.”<br><br><strong>Weather and Hike of the Week</strong><br><a href="">Michael Fagin</a> suggests a hike that matches the week’s weather forecast. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 14691 at "Alive And Well," And The Purpose Of Life Lesley Hazleton On The Story Of Muhammad <P>More than 1.5 billion people around the world practice Islam, the world’s second largest religion. But relatively few people know and understand Islam’s most important figure, the prophet Muhammad. Journalist and author <A href="">Lesley Hazleton</A> describes Muhammad’s life as a “journey from neglected orphan to acclaimed leader — from marginalized outsider to the ultimate insider.” She joins us for a conversation about her new book, "The First Muslim," the story of a man whose ideas and beliefs continue to change the world.</P> <P> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 7019 at Lesley Hazleton On The Story Of Muhammad