Leading his team in the Olympics, Sonny Bill Williams, a two-time World Cup winner and Super Rugby title holder in rugby union, has become a reluctant hero whose star can only glow brighter now if he guides New Zealand to gold at Rio.
An unlikely friendship was forged quickly between a hijabi Muslim and a passenger who refused to sit next to her on a flight after a short conversation between the two women which broke ice of misunderstanding and fear.
Religious authorities in Saudi Arabia denied on Thursday, July 21, the renewal of a 15-year-old edict declaring that the Pokemon game was un-Islamic, adding the old fatwa made no mention of the mobile game.
Pursuing their dream of being professional Basketball players, female Muslim players are still pushing the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to lift the ban on hijab in international tournaments.
Nigeria's Nollywood famous actress, Lola Alao, has reverted to Islam and changed her name to Rhodiat, joining the fastest growing religion in the world.
In a country where the majority lives below the poverty line, a Malawian Muslim businessman has been sponsoring hajj journey for needy and poor Muslims to Makkah, in a gesture many described as a "rare sacrifice".
As final round of US presidential elections approach, many American Muslim voters are unhappy with the choice they are forced to face between Democrats' institutional Hilary Clinton and Republicans' anti-Muslim Donald Trump.
A regional Islamic association in Nice revealed on Tuesday that one third of civilians killed in the truck terror attack were Muslims, stressing that terrorism knows no religion and threatens people of all faiths.
Unlike many American youth, 19-year-old Hikma Sherka says the biggest motivation she got to pursue a law career was discrimination her mother faced for wearing hijab.
More than 335 Emirates residents of different nationalities reverted to Islam at the Islamic Information Center of the Dubai government-run Dar Al Ber Society during the holy month of Ramadan.
Saudi Arabia has revealed plans to offer electronic identity bracelets to pilgrims during the annual hajj in September, to prevent any other hajj disasters after 2400 died in last year's stampede.