the monotheistic religion of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
Prophet of Islam whom Muslims recognize as Allah's(God's) messenger to all of humankind. His teachings form the basis of Islam
the holiest city of Islam; Muhammad's birthplace
lending money at illegal high rates of interest
The Migration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in A.D. 622, marking the founding of Islam
the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
reports of sayings and actions of Muhammad, written down fairly early after his death, but took a deal of time (over several hundred years)
The basic tenets of Islam: Allah is the only god and Muhammad is his prophet; pray to Allah five times a day facing Mecca; fast during the month of Ramadan; pay alms for the relief of the weak and the poor; take a hajj to Mecca
Muslim name for the one and only God
the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset
the fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the 9th month (atleast once in lifetime)
A beautiful tomb built by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan to honor his wife.
A period of Muslim rule of India from the 1500's to the 1700's.
Akbar the Great
(1542-1605) Emperor of the Mughal Empire in India. He is considered to be their greatest ruler. He is responsible for the expansion of his empire, the stability his administration gave to it, and the increasing of trade and cultural diffusion.
Ruled by Indian princes allied with the Raj; agents of the East India Company were stationed at their courts to ensure loyalty.
modern country with more Muslims than any other country
the majority of bali in hindu clashes with the rest of islam in the region