The Kaaba is a sanctuary located in Mecca in Modern
When Muhammad emigrated to Medina, the journey was known as
those who submit
The word "Muslim" means
submission to God's will.
The word "Islam" means
the nature of God and the inevitability of judgment and resurrection.
drive toward spiritual and religious perfection.
The five pillars
What is the basis for the Muslim religious practice?
Greek manuscripts, hospitals, algebra
Contributions to the West attributed to Islam are
religious, political, economic, military
To what is the initial spread of Islam attributed?
Aristotle's works on logic and natural philosophy
What was one of the main contributions that facilitated the learning of the Renaissance?
strongly erotic romantic love.
Dominant themes in Islamic poetry include
intuitive, non rational dimensions of religious experience.
Sufi poetry is known for its
Unique to Arabic literature was
fantasy and spicy romance.
The Thousand and One Nights has remained popular; it contains stories filled with
Of the following terms, which one is NOT part of Islamic architecture?
a forbidden pleasure
For the devout Muslim, music was
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