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World Civ

The Rise of Islam- Test #5

The Arabs were _____________ people of ________________. semitic-speaking; southwest Asia
Herodotus used "Arab" to describe... the entire peninsula, calling it Arabia
What were pre-Islamic Arabs? Who was their supreme god? polytheistic; Allah
Muslim Holy Book Qur'an
What is one reason the Qur'an is difficult to understand/read? the modern Arabic languages uses different symbols to represent different words
Where was Muhammed born? Mecca
When was Muhammed orphaned? six years-old
What did Muhammed become after being orphaned? a caravan manager
Who did Muhammed marry? a rich widow, Khadija
Who did Muhammed encounter and what did he tell him to do. Archangel Gabriel; he commanded him to preach the revelations he received
What came out of Muhammed's revelations? What was its purpose? the Qur'an; guidelines for Muslims to live by
After persecutions, what did Muhammed and his closest followers do? leave Mecca to go to Medina
What was the name of the first Islamic community that Muhammed created in Medina? umma
Created by: allisonmauffray
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