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body of Islamic law that includes interpretation of the Quran and applies Islamic principles to everyday life
a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine
a follower of the majority branch of Islam, which feels that successors to Muhammad are to be chosen by the Muslim community
the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina to escape persecution a.d. 622: regarded as the beginning of the Muslim Era.
Muslims that have taken a vow of poverty, and work to support the communities in which they live.
a member of one of the two major Muslim sects; believe that the descendents of Muhammad's daughter and son-in-law, Ali, are the true Muslim leaders
City in western Arabia; birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad, and ritual center of the Islamic religion.
A peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf where Islam origniated and the Muslim empires had their beginnings.
Five Pillars of Islam
the basic duties of Islam, including belief in Allah and Muhammad the prophet, prayer, charity or almsgiving, fasting, and pilgrimage to Mecca
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