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  1. muhammad's birthday
  2. circumcision
  3. sufis
  4. kaba
  5. Caliphate
  1. a the succession of caliphs, leaders of sunni islam. The instution was terminated by the Turkish Republic in 1922. Attempts to revive was unsuccesful
  2. b (Mawlid) Celebration of Muhammad's Birthday DUHHH
  3. c
    ("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
  4. d Mystical movement of islam. their name comes from the plain woolen garment they wore. One well-known group of Sufis are the Whirling Dervishes. (
  5. e practices vary, but male children are cicumcised from four years old or older

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. ("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.
  2. string of ______ consists of one hundred beads, divided into 3 sections. Used for the ninety-nine names of God.
  3. Celebrates the flight (hijra) of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 C.E. Marks the beginning of Muslim calender.
  4. ("surrender") the term for the religion of Muslims
  5. ("he who stands before") the leader of shiite community, in contrast to the caliph of the sunnis.

5 True/False Questions

  1. meccaMuhammad established his first Islamic government there after fleeing from Mecca


  2. 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.


  3. wahhabiin shiite tradition, the hidden imam who will return at the end of the world


  4. Quran/ Korantribe that controlled mecca


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


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