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Lebanese Court Orders Muslims to Learn Quran Verses About Virgin Mary

TEL AVIV — In a highly unusual ruling, a judge in Lebanon has ordered three Muslim men to learn passages from the Quran by heart that praise and glorify the Virgin Mary after they were found guilty of insulting the religious figure, according to a report by the Al Arabiya television network.

“Madonna and Child” by Spanish painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, oil on canvas, circa between 1655 and 1660. This well-loved depiction of the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus hangs in the Pitti Palace Gallery in Florence, Italy. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Photo Depicting New Saudi Crown Prince At Prayer Sparks Online Debate

TEL AVIV — It appears that the struggle among Saudi Arabia’s royals, in which crown prince Mohammad bin Nayef was replaced by another prince, Mohammad, the son of King Salman who had been serving as deputy crown prince, has continued to hold the attention of the local population as some criticism focuses on the new heir to the throne.

Indonesian Muslims hold prayers to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan at the Al Akbar mosque in Surabaya on June 5, 2016. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country will begin observing the fasting month of Ramadan.