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Islam (/ˈɪslɑːm/; Arabic: ٱلْإِسْلَام‎, romanizedal-Islām [alʔɪsˈlaːm] (About this soundlisten)) is an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion teaching that there is only one God (Allah), and that Muhammad is a messenger of God. It is the world's second-largest religion with over 1.9 billion followers or 24.4% of the world's population, commonly known as Muslims. Muslims make up a majority of the population in 50 countries. Islam teaches that God is merciful, all-powerful, and unique, and has guided mankind through prophets, revealed scriptures and natural signs; the primary scriptures of Islam are the Quran, believed to be the verbatim word of God, and the teachings and normative examples (called the sunnah, composed of accounts called hadith) of Muhammad (c. 570 – 8 June 632 CE).

Muslims believe that Islam is the complete and universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed many times before through prophets including Adam, Abraham, Moses and Jesus, and the Quran in its Arabic to be the unaltered and final revelation of God. Like other Abrahamic religions, Islam also teaches a final judgment with the righteous rewarded in paradise and unrighteous punished in hell. Religious concepts and practices include the Five Pillars of Islam, which are obligatory acts of worship, and following Islamic law (sharia), which touches on virtually every aspect of life and society, from banking and welfare to women and the environment; the cities of Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem are home to the three holiest sites in Islam.

Aside from the theological narrative, Islam is historically believed to have originated in the early 7th century CE in Mecca, and by the 8th century the Umayyad Caliphate extended from Iberia in the west to the Indus River in the east; the Islamic Golden Age refers to the period traditionally dated from the 8th century to the 13th century, during the Abbasid Caliphate, when much of the historically Muslim world was experiencing a scientific, economic and cultural flourishing. The expansion of the Muslim world involved various states and dynasties such as the Ottoman Empire, trade and conversion to Islam by missionary activities (dawah). Read more...

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9 October 2019 – Operation Peace Spring, Turkish involvement in the Syrian Civil War, Kurdish–Turkish conflict (2015–present)
Women at the SDF-controlled Al-Hawl refugee camp, which holds around 74,000 refugees, mostly the wives and children of ISIL fighters, riot and burn their tents according to a Kurdish security official. (Kurdistan24)
9 October 2019 – Military activity of ISIL
Niger president, claims that American hostage Jeffery Ray Woodke is still alive and being held by a jihadi group affiliated with ISIS. Woodke was kidnapped in October of 2016. (ABC News)
8 October 2019 – China–United States relations, China–United States trade war
The U.S. State Department announces it imposed visa restrictions on numerous Chinese government officials it believes responsible for the detention or abuse of Muslim Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang province. The move follows the Department of Commerce adding twenty-eight Chinese firms and bureaus to their "trade blacklist" on Monday for similar reasons. (Reuters)
7 October 2019 – Syrian Civil War, Kurdish–Turkish conflict (2015–present), International military intervention against ISIL, Northern Syria Buffer Zone
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham strongly criticizes President Trump's decision, describing the event as "a big win for Iran and Assad [and] a big win for ISIL". Former American envoy Brett McGurk mentions the 60,000 SDF-held ISIL detainees, saying that the State Department and inspectors general at the Department of Defense warn they are the "nucleus for a resurgent ISIL". (The Guardian)
5 October 2019 – Paris police headquarters stabbing
Counter-terror investigators confirm the man who killed four people at Paris police headquarters two days ago was a convert who adhered to Islamist extremism and had contact with Salafists. (BBC)

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Sacrifice of Isaac
According to the Hebrew Bible, Isaac is the son of Abraham and Sarah, and the father of Jacob and Esau. His story is told in the Book of Genesis. Abraham was 100 years old when Isaac was born. (Genesis 21:1-5) Isaac was the longest-lived of the patriarchs, and the only biblical patriarch whose name was not changed. Isaac was the only patriarch who did not leave Canaan, although he once tried to leave and God told him not to do so. Compared to other patriarchs in the Bible, his story is less colorful, relating few incidents of his life.The New Testament contains few references to Isaac; the Christian church views Abraham's willingness to follow God's command to sacrifice Isaac as an example of faith and obedience. Muslims honour Isaac as a prophet of Islam. A few of the children of Isaac appear in the Qur'an; the Qur'an views Isaac as a righteous man, servant of God and the father of Israelites. The Qur'an states that Isaac and his progeny are blessed as long as they uphold their covenant with God; some early Muslims believed that Isaac was the son who was supposed to be sacrificed by Abraham. This view however ceased to find support among Muslim scholars in later centuries.


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