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Islam

vocabulary for Islam unit
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Koran
the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
Mosque
(Islam) a Muslim place of worship
monotheism
the belief that there is only one God
polytheism
Belief in many gods
Mecca
the holiest city of Islam; Muhammad's birthplace
pilgrimage
A journey to a place considered sacred for religious purposes. Muslims must do this once in their lives.
oasis
A small area in the desert watered by springs and wells
Muslim
One who follows the way s and customs of Muhammad, specifically those who accept that authority was passed down through consensus of the Muslim community
Islam
A religion based on the teachings of the prophet Muhammad
Muhammad
Founder of Islam, prophet of God
Allah
Arabic word for "god"
Kaaba
(Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine