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Muslim

an adherent or believer in Islam

minaret

Muslim tower with balconies used for the announcement of prayers

Allah

the God, in Islam

Islam

the religion of Muslims

Muhammad

the last of God's prophets or messengers, according to Islam

jinn

sprites or spirits capable of taking on human forms and of influencing human beings for good or evil; spiritual being between humans and angels

Quran

holy writtings of Islam

Ishmael

Son Of Abraham by the servant women Hagar

Mecca

the holy city of Islam, located in Saudi Arabia

Hegira

Muhammad's flight from Mecca to Yathrib (Medina)

shahada

Islamic public profession of acceptance of Allah as the One God and Muhammad as the messenger of God

salat

the duty of Muslim men to pray, including the obligatory five times daily

mosque

The Muslim house of prayer and worship

Imam

the leader of prayer in a mosque

zakat

the Muslim obligation to give alms for the care of the poor and needy

Ramadan

the Muslim obligation to fast during the 9th lunar month in the Arabian calendar

Ka'ba

the rectangular sacred shrine of Islam located in the courtyard of the Great Mosque in Mecca

hajj

the Muslim obligation to make a pilgrimage to the Ka'ba in Mecca

polygamy

religious practice that allows a man to take more than one wife

jihad

Islamic holy war to spread Muslim rule

Hadith

a collection of Muhammad's words, sayings, explanations, and explains to help the believer follow the Quran

muezzin

calls Muslims to prayer

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