the religious faith of Muslims, based on the words and religious system founded by the prophet Muhammad and taught by the Koran, the basic principle of which is absolute submission to a unique and personal god, Allah.
a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
A religion with a belief in one god. It originated with Abraham and the Hebrew people. Yahweh was responsible for the world and everything within it. They preserved their early history in the Old Testament.
different forms of the same language that have unique words, meanings, and pronounciations
characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality
a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided)
love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
periods of time when less rain than normal falls in an area. During droughts, crops fail and dried out soil
process of removing salt from salt water
people who wander from place to place
the world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa
a strip of dry grasslands on the southern border of the Sahara; also known as "the shore of the desert"
a person who has conservative ideas or opinions
A human-made waterway, which was opened in 1869, connecting the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea
the Semitic language of the Arabs
a person who believes in the literal meaning of religious texts and strict obedience to religious laws
the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
(Judaism) the scroll of parchment on which the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture is written
limited quantities of resources to meet unlimited wants
the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
Religions that believe there is only one God. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are three great monotheistic world religions.
the act of dispersing or diffusing something