5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a (1206-1481) Largest world empire prior to the Soviet Union. Rapidly expanded in the 1200s, overthrowing most nations from the pacific to the Danube, including Abbasid Empire.
- b (1526-1857) Muslim empire in India. Persian form of the word "Mongol"
- c ("party") the largest minority, they maintain that valid leadership lies in the imam, a direct descendant of muhammad, through his daughter fatima and her husband ali.
- d ("The Opening") First Surah of Quran is used as a common prayer by Muslims, being repeated at least seventeen times a day.
- e the more traditional form, making up about 85% of Islam. They consider that valid leadership of islam lies in a caliph of muhhammad's tribe
5 Multiple choice questions
- ritual prayer offered at five specific times of the day: dawn, noon, afternoon, evening, and twilight. Muslims pray facing mecca.
- although muslim do not have a holy day of the week, such as the Jewish Sabbath or the christian sunday, Muslim try to attend friday noon prayers in the mosque
- Medina; the city in which Muhammad and his followers went for safety/refuge when they were removed from Mecca. This event is referred to as Hijra (emigration)
- Muhammad's fav. color (the color of his turban) and is often the color of flags of muslim nations. Also, garments to be worn in paradise are said to be green.
- the succession of caliphs, leaders of sunni islam. The instution was terminated by the Turkish Republic in 1922. Attempts to revive was unsuccesful
5 True/False questions
night journey → (Miraj) Celebration of Muhammad's journey (ascension) to heaven from Jerusalem.
mosque → ("place of prostration") the center of muslim community and religious life. Its most distinctive arch, feature is the minaret (tower) from which the call to prayer is made
fatimid → a legal opinion by a qualified jurist, clarifying a disputed point of law. In practice, a fatwa is treated as having force of law
prayer mat → ritual prayer offered at five specific times of the day: dawn, noon, afternoon, evening, and twilight. Muslims pray facing mecca.
shirk → ("party") the largest minority, they maintain that valid leadership lies in the imam, a direct descendant of muhammad, through his daughter fatima and her husband ali.