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5 Matching Questions

  1. imam
  2. mosque
  3. islam
  4. alms (zakat)
  5. Al-Ghazzali
  1. a ("place of prostration") the center of muslim community and religious life. Its most distinctive arch, feature is the minaret (tower) from which the call to prayer is made
  2. b ("surrender") the term for the religion of Muslims
  3. c (1058-1111) a leading intellectual who became a sufi convert. He challenged the independence of philosophy emphasizing the need of revelation
  4. d ("he who stands before") the leader of shiite community, in contrast to the caliph of the sunnis.
  5. e 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

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. attempted to establish a new religion based on elements of various religions
  2. ("successor") the leader of the islamic community after muhammad. They were not considered divinely inspired indivduals for muhammad was the last prophet
  3. a legal opinion by a qualified jurist, clarifying a disputed point of law. In practice, a fatwa is treated as having force of law
  4. Mystical movement of islam. their name comes from the plain woolen garment they wore. One well-known group of Sufis are the Whirling Dervishes. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJIofU-0jC0)
  5. tribe that controlled mecca

5 True/False Questions

  1. dhimmis("protected persons") In Islamic countries, Jews and Christians are permitted to practice their religion as dhimmis, after paying a special tax

          

  2. new year's day(Mawlid) Celebration of Muhammad's Birthday DUHHH

          

  3. jerusalem("place of prostration") the center of muslim community and religious life. Its most distinctive arch, feature is the minaret (tower) from which the call to prayer is made

          

  4. friday noon prayeralthough 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. "right-guided caliphs"after the death of muhammad, the muslim community was led by four contemporaries of muhammad (Abu bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali)

          

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