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The Rise of Islam

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Bedouins
Desert herders who went from oases to oases to find water fort for their camels, goats, and sheep.
Merchants
Villagers who handled most of trade.
Makkah
-Became the richest and largest crossroad for merchants
-Also known as Mecca
Kaaba
-A low square building surrounded by statues of gods and goddesses.
-Was believed that the great stone inside was from heaven.
Pilgrims
People who travel to a holy place.
Islam
Means "Surrender to the will of Allah"
Hijrah
-The journey of Muhammad and his followers to Yathrib.
-Means "breaking off relationships".
Islamic State
A government that uses its political power to uphold Islam.
A.D. 622
The first year of the new Muslim calendar.
Quran
Holy book of Islam.