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Social Studies CH. 8

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Astrolabe a device used to show which direction you are facing by using the stars
Nomad Someone who doesn’t have a permanent home and moves according to the seasons
Mecca The city where Muslims go to pray
Idol An image used as an object of worship
Bazaar A market place
Pilgrimage A long journey or search
Koran The Islamic holy book
Monotheism To believe in one God
Islam The religion of the Muslims
Muslim A group of people who practice the religion of Islam
Mosque A Muslim Temple
Medina First Islamic city
Caliph The religious leader of the Muslims, A representative of Allah
Ramadan The month of the fast
Shiite A member of the branch of Islam’s that regards Ali and his descendants
Icon An art objects that depict holy Christians
Patriarch The leader of a tribe
Excommunicate To exclude from a church or a religious ceromony
Belisarius A Byzantine general under the control of Justinian the 1
Vladimir A city west of Moscow
Turks A native of Turkey
Sultan A ruler of Muslim country
Hajj The pilgrimage to Meccac
Allah The Islamic God
Muezzin The leader who calls the people to pray 5 times a day
Kaaba A Muslim shrine in Mecca where the people pray
Hegira The flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622
sunni A branch of Islam that accepts the four caliphs as right successors of Muhammad
Muhammad An Islamic prophet
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