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Foy WH Ch. 12 Vocab

TermDefinition
oasis a wet, fertile area within a desert
caravan a group of traders that travel together
Islam a religion based on the messages Muhammad is believed to have received from God
Muslim a follower of Islam
Qu'ran the holy book of Islam
pilgrimage a journey to a sacred place
mosque a building for Muslim prayer
jihad to make an effort or to struggle; has also been interpreted to mean holy war
Sunnah a collection of writings about the way Muhammad lived that provides a model for Muslims to follow
caliph a title that Muslims use for the highest leader of Islam
tolerance acceptance
Shia a member of the second-largest branch of Islam
Sunni a member of the largest branch of Islam
patron a sponsor
minaret a narrow tower from which Muslims are called to prayer
caligraphy decorative writing
Created by: lfoy8290