religious scholars, a Muslim who represents the mystical dimension of Islam
the Muslim community
moses, prophet of islam
Seal of the prophets
the last prophet, there cannot be any prophets after muhammed. koran
sharing wealth in the community once per year
a fast (held from sunrise to sunset) that is carried out during the Islamic month of Ramadan
niche in the wall (to mark it)
a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine
the cloth that covers the Kaaba in Mecca. It is draped annually on the tenth of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah
dietary laws, parallel to Judaism kosher laws.
a headscarf worn by Muslim women
a man who calls Muslims to prayer each day
call to prayer
a Muslim place of worship
2nd Pillar: 5x daily prayer.
5th Pillar: fasting during Ramadan.
Islamic creed meaning "to testify". Deceleration in belief in one God and Muhammad as final prophet. One of five pillars. Sying this once in ones life, with meaning, makes one a muslim
People of the Book
what Muslims called Christians and Jews which means that they too only believe in one god.
A person of a non-Muslim religion whose right to practice that religion is protected within an Islamic society
a chapter of the Qur'an
archaeological angel who squeezed Muhammad three times
the direction of the Kaaba toward which Muslims turn for their daily prayers
often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan (3 days of celebrating)
After Hijrah. It is the reference used in the Islamic calender, instead of AD which is used in the Christian calender
name for pre-tradition, "foolishness" or "ignorance"
A cycle or unit of Muslim prayer (salat)
A ruling on a point of Islamic law that is given by a recognized authority
god consciousness, god fearing,
Light of the Prophet
light created by Allah, guiding light
"Helper"... denoting Medinian citizens that helped Muhamad after his arrival to the city. Early Muslims in Medina
Early Muslims who followed Muhammad in migration from mecca to medina
water from the well from under the kabba
a sufi dance by men usually accompanied by music
"peace be upon him"
Starts off in all but one chapter of the Qu'ran
Service to God (Allah)
a re-enactment of hagar running between hills to find water for her son, her son stomps his feet in the ground and water magically comes through the ground/well (zamzam water) from under the kabba
8th century poet, sufi-saint, believes love is the central focus
where mohammad experienced his revelations
State of cleanliness a pilgrim must enter into before making pilgrimage
Muslim religious school