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Unit 1, Ch. 2, Sec.1

Bethzabell Morales, Per. 5

environment air, water, and land in which people and animals live
create to make something exist
oasis a fertile place in the desert where a spring or well provides a water supply
nomadic people move from place to place, with no fixed home
sedentary settled
Khadija wealthy merchant, Muhammad's wife
Muhammad he was a prophet, he prospered in business and became a respected member of the community
issue problem or subject that people discuss
interpret to explain the meaning of some thing
Qur'an the Muslim holy book
mosque a Muslim house of worship
alms goods or money given to the poor or needy
fasting not eating or drinking for a period of time
pilgrimage a journey to a sacred place or shrine
decline gradual decrease in the quality or importance of something
monitor to carefully watch something
Abu Bakr set out to regain control of the Arabian Peninsula, he brought rebel tribes back under Muslim rule
caliph successor
Umar ibn al-Walid took Islam to nearby lands, his armies went through Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Syria, they moved into Persia and Egypt
jihad holy struggle
Khalid ibn al-Walid Arab general who united Islam, general who marched into Mecca with Muhammad in 630, after Muhammad's death, Khalid put down rebellions and united Islam.
Sunnis the majority Islamic set
Shiites the largest minority Islamic set
Created by: Bethzabm1



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