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Islam Spreads

From the deserts of Arabia to the world...

TermDefinition
Muhammad The man who created the religion of Islam.
Muslim A person who follows the religion of Islam.
5 Pillars The rules that all Muslims follow.
Quran or Koran The book (sacred writings) that Muslims use.
Arabic The language of Islam. It spread with the spread of the religion.
Mecca The city in Arabia where Islam began.
Armies Islam spread when Muslims conquered territory.
Trade routes Islam spread along these that often began in Mecca and Medina.
Battle of Tours The Frankish victory in this battle prevented Islam from spreading into Western Europe.
Jerusalem The city where Judaism and Christianity began. It was conquered by Muslims.
Dome of the Rock The famous mosque constructed by Muslims in the city of Jerusalem.
Sunni Muslims who believe that anyone can be a Muslim leader.
Shia Muslims who believe that leaders should be related to Muhammad or his cousin, Ali.
Algebra Invented by a Muslim mathematician.
Arabic [Indian] numerals Muslim merchants learned these and spread them around the globe. The numerals most people use today.
Arabia, Mesopotamia, Iran [Persia], North Africa, Spain Places where Islam spread.
Created by: Jamesp313