Islam Vocabulary

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Calligraphy
decorative handwritten letter
Sunni
one of the two main branches of Islam , commonly describeed as orthodox
Mecca
a city in Saudi Arabia , that was considered holy
Sunna
muslim laws , based on Muhammands actions and words
Fasting
not eating during daylight hours in the holy month of Ramadan.
Muhammad
the founder of Islam's
Mosque
a muslim place to worship
Shi'a
an adherent of the Shia branch of Islam
Hijrah
the migration or journey of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Yathrib
Prayer
Christians is the Lord's Prayer, which according to the gospel accounts is how Jesus taught his disciples to pray
Kaaba
also referred as Al Kaaba Al Musharrafah, is a building at the center of Islam's most sacred mosque
Allah
The Aramaic word for "God" in the language of Assyrian Christians
Muslim
a follower of the religion of Islam.
Islam
Abrahamic monotheistic religion that upholds that God is one and incomparable and that the purpose of existence is to worship God. Muslims consider Muhammad to be the last prophet of God.
Hajj
Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca that takes place in the last month of the year, and that all Muslims are expected to make at least once during their lifetime.
Alms
money or food given to poor people
Shari'a
Arabic word meaning "path" or "way." Today the term is used most commonly to mean "Islamic law," the detailed system of religious law developed by Muslim scholars in the first three centuries of Islam
Umayyads
member of a Muslim dynasty that ruled the Islamic world from AD 660 (or 661) to 750 and Moorish Spain from 756 to 1031. The dynasty claimed descent from Umayya, a distant relative of Muhammad.
Caliphs
a political and religious leader in Muslim government who is considered a successor to Muhammad
Quran/ Kuran
Holy book of islam