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Islamic World

oasis wet, fertile land in a desert
caravan A group of traders that travel together.
Muhammad Founder of the Islamic religion.
Islam A religion based on the messages Muhammad received from God.
Muslim Followers of Islam.
Qur'an Holy book of Islam.
pilgrimage A journey to a sacred place.
caliph Title the Muslims use for their highest leader of Islam.tolerance
tolerance acceptance
Shia Muslims who believe that only Muhammad's relatives can be caliphs
Sunni Muslims that believe caliphs did not have to be related to Muhammad.
jihad To make an effort or to struggle.
Sunnah A record that refers to way Muslims should live their lives. It is based on the way Muhammad lived his life.
Five Pillars of Islam Five acts of worship required of all Muslims.
patrons sponsors
minaret A narrow tower from where Muslims are called to prayer.
calligraphy decorative writing
souk A market or bazaar
sedentary A settled life, life in towns.
nomads People that moved from place to place for trade and to feed their herd animals.
Sand Dunes hills of sand shaped by the wind.
Created by: joa.murphy
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