Islam Today

By: Ellie Kremer and Gabrielle Ruehle

Hello ! مرحبا

Welcome to Islam Today, your source for up to date news on the Islamic world and culture.

Coming up: Islamic Holidays

Islamic Calendar

The Islamic calendar is based on the moon and does not follow the same pattern every year. Here is the calendar for 2015!

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Islamic Conflicts

Islam has been part of many conflicts since it was created in 622 A.D., with some continuing for centuries. Islam has a long history of conflicts with Christians, Jews, Hindus, and even other Muslims. The most current conflicts are the the Sunni and Shia conflicts, the Arab-Israeli conflict, as well as many conflicts concerning Islamic terrorist organizations such as ISIS and Boko Haram.

ISIS

Currently ISIS has control of large portions of Iraq, including many major cities, despite the American-led airstrikes against them. The territory seized by the radical group is, at the moment, larger than many countries.
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Boko Haram

Boko Haram is an Islamic extremist group operating in Northwestern Nigeria, which has been wrecking havoc with bombings, assassinations, and abductions, as it tries to establish an Islamic state. So far the organization is best known for the kidnapping of over 200 school girls last April. Most recently the group was responsible for the deaths of 54 people in suicide bombings in Maiduguri, Nigeria on Sunday March 8th, 2015.
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Quotations from the Quran

MLA Citations

Barnard, Anne. "ISIS Territory Remains Larger than Many Countries." The New York

Times. The New York Times Company, 5 Mar. 2015. Web. 8 Mar. 2015.

"Boko Haram Operation Networks." Map. Abagond. N.p., 9 May 2014. Web. 8 Mar. 2015.

Chothia, Farouk. "Who are Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists?" BBC. BBC, 21 Jan.

2015. Web. 8 Mar. 2015.

Elbajar, Nima, Paul Cruickshank, and Mohammed Tawfeeq. Boko Haram purportedly

pledges allegiance to ISIS. CNN. CNN, 7 Mar. 2015. Web. 8 Mar. 2015.

Farris, Jessica. "Call to Prayer Islam." SoundCloud. SoundCloud, 2013. Web. 08 Mar. 2015.

"ISIS-led Sunni rebel activity." Map. BBC. BBC, 8 July 2014. Web. 8 Mar. 2015.

"The Islamic Calendar for North America for 2015 CE." The Islamic Calendar. MoonSighting, 2015. Web. 08 Mar. 2015.

"Religious Holidays 2015: An Interfaith Calendar." The Huffington Post. N.p., 16

Jan. 2015. Web. 8 Mar. 2015.

Uzayr, Sufyan Bin. "Quranic Quotes." Quranic Quotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Mar. 2015.