Holy Book of Islam
Koran, or Quran
Peace through the submission of Allah
Five Pillars of Islam
Belief, Prayer, Charity, Fasting, Pilgrimage
Pilgramage to Makkah once in a muslim's lifetime
Muslims refrain from doing -
gamble, eat pork, drink alchoholic beverages, or engage in dishonest behavior.
Clothing worn by women, covering their entire body except their eyes.
Largest desert on earth
Arabic for God
Location of the Kabba, a house of worship whose cornerstone is a sacred stone called the black stone.
Muhammad's employer, and later his wife. She was the first woman to convert to Islam.
A caravan manager and trader that later had visions of the Angel Gabriel, who delivered messages from God.
Islamic Holy Book, contains the messages from God as relayed through Muhammad.
Those who practice Islam
Formerly known as Yathrib, later renamed Madinah or "city of the prophet"
Covered Market, central to every town or city.
An istrument used by sailors to determine their location based on the positions of stars and planets.
Ibn - Khaldun
Islamic Historian, believed history went through cycles of civilizations being born, growth, and eventual decay.
The Great Mosque of Samarra
Largest mosque at its time.
A islamic place of worship
Tower on a mosque where prayers are called five times a day.
Wrote an extensive medical encyclopedia, basic medical textbook for centuries
First great trading state in West Africa.
Ghana had stores of Gold and Iron that they traded.
Kush traded Ivory, Slaves, Frankincense and Myrrh
Mali's most famous ruler who ruled from 1312 to 1337 AD and went on a pilgramage to Mecca.