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sheikh

chief of an arab tribe

revelation

a vision

shari'ah

islamic code of law that includes rules for all aspects of Muslim private and public life

mosque

a building that serves as a Muslim place of worship

imam

a prayer leader

hajj

the annual pilgrimage to mecca

caliph

successor of muhammad

jihad

holy struggle to bring Islam to other lands

madrasa

a Muslim theological school

bazaar

a marketplace

calligraphy

the art of elegant handwriting

arabesque

complex designs typical in Islamic art, combining intertwining plants and geometric patterns

chronicles

accounts in which events are arrange in the order of which of they occurred

Husan

Ali's son

surfism

job is to spread religion; believed in prayer, religion, and meditation`

Harun al-Rashid

The Abbasid dynasty reached its height under this person

battle of tours

Part of France was also converted to Islam until this famous battle

Al- Razi

One of the most renowned chemist and physician
Wrote over 200 medical books
Classifies chemical substances as animal, mineral, or vegetable

Ibn Sina

Produced the Canon of Medicine

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