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An uphill battle to reclaim “jihad”: A Q&A with Bobby Ghosh

An uphill battle to reclaim “jihad”: A Q&A with Bobby Ghosh

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TIME Editor-at-Large Bobby Ghosh covers global affairs and the Middle East. For five years he served as the magazine’s Baghdad bureau chief and, by the end of his tenure, was the longest serving print journalist in Iraq. Most recently Ghosh wrote a cover story on Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, arguably the most important man in []

7 fascinating talks on better understanding Islam

7 fascinating talks on better understanding Islam

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The core mystical moment of Islam took place in the year 610, or “half the world and almost half of history away,” as Lesley Hazleton, biographer of Muhammad, puts it. On a hot desert night, this previously ordinary man received the first revelation of the Koran on a mountain outside Mecca. “What struck me even []