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- Pilgrimage (hajj)
- a ("party") the largest minority, they maintain that valid leadership lies in the imam, a direct descendant of muhammad, through his daughter fatima and her husband ali.
Muslims are expected to journey to Mecca in one's lifetime. The pilgrimage occurs over a six-day period in the last month of the year, and involves a complex set of rituals around Mecca
- c (661-750) the first muslim empire, which lasted for 90 years. It arose, after the death of the fourth `rightly - guided` caliph
- d ("The Opening") First Surah of Quran is used as a common prayer by Muslims, being repeated at least seventeen times a day.
- e (750-1258) the 500-year Muslim empire that overthrew the umayyads. Its capital was bagdad. Led by descendents of Muhammad`s uncle al-Abbas
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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)
- practices vary, but male children are cicumcised from four years old or older
- a puritanical sunni reform movement founded in 1746. They opposed Sufi interest in saints and rejected as heresy previously accepted interpretations of Islam.
Mosque built in the 1600s in the heart of Istanbul, represents high point of Ottoman achievement.
- 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 True/False Questions
dervish → tribe that controlled mecca
muslim → ("surrender") the term for the religion of Muslims
fatimid → (909-1171) a shiite dynasty in egypt, claiming descent from muhammad's daughter fatima
taj mahal →
beautiful mausoleum at Agra built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan (completed in 1649) in memory of his favorite wife
fasting (sawm) → 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.