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  1. pilgrimage
  2. Sunni
  3. SLM
  4. jihad
  5. prayer mat
  1. a The letters of the consonantal root upon which the word ISLAM and MUSLIM is built. This is the same semitic root upon which the word "peace" (shalom) is built. Its primary meaning for Muslims is "surrender"
  2. b used by muslims at prayer. The mat is designed to be pointed in the direction of Mecca
  3. c 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
  4. d journey to a sacred place, done as a religious act
  5. e ("struggle") The personal struggle of a Muslim in the way of piety, or the militant struggle to defend and extend Islam. Commonly called "Holy War"

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. ("successor") the leader of the islamic community after muhammad. They were not considered divinely inspired indivduals for muhammad was the last prophet
  2. ("one who surrenders") The term for an adherent to Islam

  3. The most recognized symbol of Islam in the modern world, not an official symbol. Borrowed from christian Constantinople by the conquering Ottomans.
  4. tribe that controlled mecca
  5. ("ruler") First used for semi-autonomous rulers under the Abbasids. Later became a term for ruler of many Islamic states.

5 True/False questions

  1. circumcisionpractices vary, but male children are cicumcised from four years old or older

          

  2. Al-Ghazzali(1058-1111) a leading intellectual who became a sufi convert. He challenged the independence of philosophy emphasizing the need of revelation

          

  3. thousand and one nights
    The most recognized symbol of Islam in the modern world, not an official symbol. Borrowed from christian Constantinople by the conquering Ottomans.

          

  4. calligraphyWhen Islam discouraged pictorial art, handwriting became an art, feat. words from the Quran.

          

  5. id al-fitr("successor") the leader of the islamic community after muhammad. They were not considered divinely inspired indivduals for muhammad was the last prophet