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Medieval History Ch2


Bedouin Arab desert herders
Sunni a group of people who believed all Caliphs should be from the Umayyad
Kaaba a low square building surrounded by statues
Mosque a Muslim house of worship
Crier a person who calls believers to prayer five times a day
Quran Islamic Holy Book
Oasis green areas fed by underground water
Sultan the Seljuk ruler; "holder of power"
Sheikh The head of the tribe
Shiite a group of people who believed all Caliphs should be related to Muhammad
Caliph a ruler after Muhammad died
Muhammad founder of Islam
Madinah the city of the prophet
Makkah / Mecca the largest and richest trade city (Holy City)
Minaret tower on a mosque
Bazaar a market place
Created by: bellevueteach