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Ch. 11/ Gr. 8


oasis fertile area in a desert, watered by a natural well or spring.
hijra Muhammad's flight from Mecca to Medina in 622
monotheistic believing in one God.
mosque Muslim house of worship.
hajj One of the Five Pillars of Islam, the pilgrimage to Mecca that all Muslims are expected to make at least once in their lifetime.
jihad A struggle in God's service to overcome immortality or to spread or defend Islam, sometimes resulting in war.
caliph successor to Muhammad as political and religious leader of the Muslims
minaret slender tower of a mosque, from which Muslims are called to prayer.
muezzin a mosque official who climbs to the top of a minaret to call the faithful to prayer.
sultan a Muslim ruler
Created by: jjscaputo