5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- taj mahal
- "right-guided caliphs"
beautiful mausoleum at Agra built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan (completed in 1649) in memory of his favorite wife
- b a legal opinion by a qualified jurist, clarifying a disputed point of law. In practice, a fatwa is treated as having force of law
- c after the death of muhammad, the muslim community was led by four contemporaries of muhammad (Abu bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali)
- d the third most holy city of Islam. Muslims believe that it was here that abraham offered ishmael as a sacrafice and that muhammad ascended to heaven
- e Muhammad established his first Islamic government there after fleeing from Mecca
5 Multiple choice questions
- ("recitation") The Islamic Scripture, consisting of 114 Chapters of material that muhammad recorded during twenty-three years of religious experiences.
- For the entire month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. Few exceptions allowed (i.e. pregnant women). Fast prohibits food, drink, and sexual relations.
- the celebration of the beginning of the revlatory experiences of muhammad as he received the Qur'an
- "The Festival of Fast Breaking" or the "Small Feast". 2 or 3 day event marking the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.
- ("ruler") First used for semi-autonomous rulers under the Abbasids. Later became a term for ruler of many Islamic states.
5 True/False questions
alms (zakat) → a tax on possessions and various levels of taxes in agriculture produce. the tax is used for poor relief and religious purposes, such as education and building of mosques
mullah → ("ruler") First used for semi-autonomous rulers under the Abbasids. Later became a term for ruler of many Islamic states.
hijab → ("struggle") The personal struggle of a Muslim in the way of piety, or the militant struggle to defend and extend Islam. Commonly called "Holy War"
the five pillars → Muhammad's fav. color (the color of his turban) and is often the color of flags of muslim nations. Also, garments to be worn in paradise are said to be green.
dar al-islam → ("the Abode of Islam") those lands in which islam is dominant and muslim law prevails