Islam Vocabulary #1

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idol

an image or other object representing a deity that is worshiped

5 Pillars

five basic acts considered required for all Muslims

tenet

a central belief held by a group

restraint

control over one's behavior

devout

sincerely devoted to one's religion

mosque

building where Muslims worship

to submit

to let someone have power over you

theocracy

form of government based on a religion

fundamentalism

religious belief based on a strict doctrine

caravan

a large group of traders crossing distances over land to buy and sell

nomadic

wandering

Sunni

the larger group of Muslims after the schism in the 600s

Shi'a/Shiite

the smaller group of Muslims after the schism in the 600s

pilgrimage

a journey to a holy place

to occupy

to take possession of a location, to live in it

jihad

"holy struggle" ordered by God in Islam

hijab

scarf worn by Muslim women to cover the hair and sometimes face

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