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chapter 3 vocabulary

nomad a person who moves from place to place
oasis desert area that contains water
clan families of people related by blood or marriage
Allah Arabic word for "God"
monotheism a belief in one god
pilgrimage a journey to a sacred place or shrine
Islam a religion based upon the teaching of the prophet Muhammed
Muslim a believer in Islam
Qur'an the Muslim holy book
sunnah teachings and practices of Muhammed used as a guide to living a proper life
Mosque Muslim house of worship
Caliph secular and religious head of a Muslim community
Shi'a a branch of Islam that resisted the rule of the Umayyads
Sunni branch of Islam that did not resist
Hijrah the migration to yahrib (200 miles) in 622 by Muhammed and his followers
ka'aba a Muslim shrine in Mecca toward which the faithful turn to pray
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