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oasis

Green areas fed by underground water

Sheikh

The head of the tribe

Bedouin

Arabs who went to oasis to oasis to feed their camels and other animals

Kaaba

A low square building surrounded bt statues of gods and godesses

Muhammad

a man who was visited by an angel and preached that there is only one god

Muslim

A religon where they believe that there is only one god who holda all the power and that God determines right and wrong

Quran

holy dook of Islam

"people of the book"

Christians and Fewa and they, too, believed in one God

Shiite

people who believed that Ali should succeed him

Sunnis

Outnumbered Shiites. Accepted Ummayyad as rightful Caliphs, though they did not always agree with their policies

sultan

Holder of the power

mosque

Muslim house of worship

bazaar

market place

minaret

towers from which a crier, or announcer calls believers to prayer five times a day

Taj Mahal

a famous Muslim building which is made of marble and precious stones. The Mongol leader, Shah Jahan built as a tomb for his wife that had died in 1629

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