For this man in Istanbul, the pandemic renewed a lifelong passion for drawing 

Coronavirus Art

When the pandemic hit his home city of Istanbul, Ahmet Faruk picked up an old passion: drawing. He wandered around the city, looking for forgotten, underappreciated buildings. Then, he brought them to life on the pages of his sketchbook. Lately, he has been focusing on Islamic architecture, specifically, mosque domes and minarets.

Muslims pray in a mosque during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr holiday, a feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide, in Grozny, Russia, on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

The world celebrates Eid — including some of The World’s listeners

Two women wearing long colorful robes and hijab walk down a street in the Eastleigh area of Nairobi, Kenya.

Under lockdown, mosques in Kenya offer virtual prayers for Ramadan

A man walks by a large banner that reads "Muslims condemn the senseless killings of innocent Christians at worship in their churches and celebrating Easter Sunday. There's no place in Islam for extremists."

Muslims in Sri Lanka say they feel targeted after bombings

Two men sit on sofa with large books in laps, pointing at texts and talking

How hate and debate came to a Connecticut mosque

Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center

‘Act of terrorism’ at Minnesota mosque rattles Muslims


Early Saturday morning, an improvised explosive device went off inside an imam’s office at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Muslim men gathered in a basement transformed into a a prayer room in the neighborhood of Agios Nikolaos, in Athens

Athens doesn’t have a single mosque, so Muslims worship in makeshift prayer rooms


Athens is one of the few world capitals without an official mosque. Greece is finally building one. But until then, the city’s thousands of Muslims will continue praying in rented out garages, basements and apartments.

Woman at front of room in mosque

They gave her the keys to the mosque — and now she wants to open its doors to the neighborhood


Alyssa Haughwout became the caretaker of Brooklyn’s historic Tatar mosque a year ago. She’s now charting the near-empty building’s future.

Islamic Center

In Los Angeles, anxieties about Trump trigger solidarity — and organization


“We are getting blessings from places we didn’t even anticipate,” says one imam in Los Angeles.

Marwah Maasarani and her husband Omar Awad watching Donald Trump's RNC speech in their New Jersey livingroom on Thursday.

Here’s what a Muslim couple in New Jersey made of Donald Trump’s RNC speech

Election 2016

A Muslim couple in Lodi, New Jersey, have been watching the Republican National Convention all week. Last night, they invited a reporter in to watch Trump give his acceptance speech.