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known as Mecca, became the largest and richest city. It was a crossroads for merchants,and was also an important religious site. THe holiest place inArabia was in this city.
a low square building surrounded by statues of gods and goddesses. Arabs believed that the great stone in this site was from heaven.
the five pillars of islam
belief: muslims must declare that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is his Prophet
Prayer: Muslims must pray five times a day facing toward Makkah.
Charity: Muslims must give tot he poor
Fasting: Muslims must not eat or drink from dawn to dusk in the sacred month of Ramadan
Pilgrimage: Muslims must visit Makkah once int heir life
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