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Chapeter 11 I and D

Identify and Define

Mecca a bustling market town at the crossroads of two main caravan routes
Bedouins used camels to cross the scorching desert in search of seasonal pastureland's.
kaaba an ancient shrine that Muslims today believe was built by the prophet Abraham.
Khadija a wealthy widow who ran a prosperous caravan business
Quran The sacred text of Islam, teaches that God is all-powerful and compassionate.
People of the book To Muslims, Jews and Christians were spiritually superior to polytheistic idol worshipers
Sharia regulates moral conduct, family life, business practices, government, and other aspects of a Muslim community.
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 in Islam, an effort in God's service
Created by: jesusgalindo