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Spread of Islam

caliph. A title that Muslims use for the highest leader of Islam.
Tolerance. Or acceptance.
janissaries. slave soldiers converted into Islam and became fierce fighters.
Sultan. Or Ottoman ruler.
Harem. These woman usually had to live apart from men in an area of a household called a harem.
Shia. The Shia were Muslims who thought that only members of Mohammed's family could become caliphs.
Sunni. The Sunni didn't think caliphs had to be related to Muhammad as long as they were good Muslims and strong leaders. over time, religious differences developed between the two groups as well.
Sufism. Teaches that people can find the god's love by having a personal relationship with the god.
Patrons. Or sponsors.
Minaret. or narrow tower from which Muslims are called to prayer.
Calligraphy. Or decorative writing.
Created by: Pedro. Gonzalez