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(DMS) Chapter 8 & 9


Muhammad The prophet of Islam, who was revealed the knowledge of the Qur'an
Prophet A messenger of God.
Muslim A person whose faith is Islam.
Caliph The title of the religous leaders who succeeded Muhammad.
Makkah The birthplace of Muhammad, the location of the Ka'ba, and the holiest city in Islam.
Qur'an The sacred text of Islam.
Sunnah The examples taught by Muhammad on how to practice the teachings of Islam.
Five Pillars of Faith A summary of the basic beliefs of Islam.
Shahadah The proclamation of faith, in which a Muslim proclains that there is only one god, called Allah, and that Muhammad is his messenger.
Zakat Almsgiving; the donation of 2.5% of a Muslim's income to charity.
Salat Daily ritual prayer that occurs five times daily, facing Makkah.
Siyam Fasting during the month of Ramadan.
The Hajj The pilgrimage to Makkah.
Jihad A struggle, either externally or internally, against oppression and evil.
Shari'ah Islamic law that developed over time to account for new situations.
imam A prayer leader.
Ka'ba The shrine in Makkah that Muslims believe was made by the prophet Abraham.
Greater Jihad The internal struggle with evil.
Lesser Jihad The external struggle against oppression.
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