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  1. Al-Ghazzali
  2. friday noon prayer
  3. Ismaili
  4. kaba
  5. ayatollah
  1. a (1058-1111) a leading intellectual who became a sufi convert. He challenged the independence of philosophy emphasizing the need of revelation
  2. b
    ("cube") a pre-islamic cubed building in mecca believed by muslims to have been built by Abraham. It is the center of the Muslim Pilgrimage
  3. c ("seveners")a shiite group, which disagrees with other shiites about who should have become the seventh imam
  4. d ("sign of Allah") in shiite tradition, a few very pious and learned men have the authority of the Imam
  5. e although muslim do not have a holy day of the week, such as the Jewish Sabbath or the christian sunday, Muslim try to attend friday noon prayers in the mosque

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Also known as the Arabian Nights. Vast collection of stories about life and fantasy in medieval Islam. (Aladdin and his magic lamp)
  2. Five main duties of a muslim 1. confession (only one god) 2. prayer or worship (five times a day) 3. Alms (to the poor) 4. Fasting (during the month of Ramadan) 5. Pilgrimage (to Mecca)
  3. used by muslims at prayer. The mat is designed to be pointed in the direction of Mecca
  4. (1300-1922) the Turkish-based empire. It captured constantinople in 1453, and for 1500's and 1600's was the world's leading empire
  5. the pre-islamic center of trade and religion for arabs, which muhammad reformed into a center of monotheism

5 True/False Questions

  1. Quran/ Korantribe that controlled mecca


  2. halal Certificationpractices vary, but male children are cicumcised from four years old or older


  3. zaidites("to go out, leave") Early supporters of Ali, who withdrew their loyalty when Ali agreed to submit his leadership claim to arbitration


  4. Blue Mosque("poor") Derived from the Persian "Darwish." Translation of the Arabic "fakir"


  5. wahhabia puritanical sunni reform movement founded in 1746. They opposed Sufi interest in saints and rejected as heresy previously accepted interpretations of Islam.


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