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West Africa and Mansa Musa's Hajj
Terms in this set (13)
the Arab prophet who founded Islam (570-632), visited by the Angel Gabriel, his writings become the Koran
messenger of God
God of Islam
the holiest city of Islam; Muhammad's birthplace
City in western Arabia to which the Prophet Muhammad and his followers emigrated in 622 to escape persecution in Mecca.
Islamic holy book
5 Pillars of Islam
1. belief in one God, Allah, and Muhammad his prophet 2. daily prayer 3. alms (offering) for the poor 4. fasting (sunrise to sunset) during Ramadan 5. hajj- pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in your lifetime (and visit Kaaba)
A pilgrimage to Mecca, performed as a duty by Muslims
A Muslim place of worship
Mali trading city that became a center of Islamic wealth and learning because of Mansa Musa
the longest river in West Africa, and a kind of trading highway in early times
a process in which people exchange goods without contacting each other directly. For example: the way they exchanged salt and gold in West Africa
Groups of people traveling together for safety over long distances. Mansa Musa traveled in one made up of 80,000 people!
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