5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- fasting (sawm)
("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
- b 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.
- c (1058-1111) a leading intellectual who became a sufi convert. He challenged the independence of philosophy emphasizing the need of revelation
- d ("protected persons") In Islamic countries, Jews and Christians are permitted to practice their religion as dhimmis, after paying a special tax
- e a scholar of one of the schools of laws in the sunni tradition
5 Multiple choice questions
- chapter (of Quran)
- ("successor") the leader of the islamic community after muhammad. They were not considered divinely inspired indivduals for muhammad was the last prophet
- ("the Abode of Islam") those lands in which islam is dominant and muslim law prevails
- ("The Opening") First Surah of Quran is used as a common prayer by Muslims, being repeated at least seventeen times a day.
- in shiite tradition, the hidden imam who will return at the end of the world
5 True/False questions
muslim → ("surrender") the term for the religion of Muslims
yathrib → Medina; the city in which Muhammad and his followers went for safety/refuge when they were removed from Mecca. This event is referred to as Hijra (emigration)
new year's day → (Mawlid) Celebration of Muhammad's Birthday DUHHH
id al-fitr → "The Festival of Fast Breaking" or the "Small Feast". 2 or 3 day event marking the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.
Caliphate → the succession of caliphs, leaders of sunni islam. The instution was terminated by the Turkish Republic in 1922. Attempts to revive was unsuccesful