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HistoryTest chapter3

oasis a small area in the desert that is watered by springs or wells
nomads herders
tribes when families join together
shaikh the respected elder and leader of the group
idols images used as an object of worship
wadis dry riverbeds
pilgrimage a journey to a sacred site
suq open-air marketplace
Ka'bah cube shaped shrine built by Abraham and Ishmael
Qur'an the written record of God's words
monotheism the belief in one god
Hijrah the migration to Medina
Islam a religion based on the teachings of Muhammad
Muslims Believers in Islam
Mosque Muslim house of worship
Hadith words and deeds of Muhammad
Sunna the Qur'an and collections of hadith
jihad to struggle
caliph succesor
council an assembly
Shiites Ali's followers
Sunni those who follow the sunna
hanif people who believed in one god
Quraysh the keepers of the Ka'bah, a local tribe in Mecca
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