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World Studies~Unit 2
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region at the eastern end of the fertile crescent
system of writing on clay tablets
A large arc of rich, or fertile, farmland
A pyramid shaped temple tower
one of the first civilizations in mesopotamia, was conquered by BABYLON
a set of 282 laws that dealt with almost every part of daily life
the title of the successor to Muhammad
Followers of Islam
laws that muslim people must follow, covers family, business, gov't, etc...
supported hussein thought that the caliph should be a direct descendant from Muhammad.
began in Bethlehem, spread when the roman empire fell, founded upon Jews, believe in God, don't accept muhaamad.
supported the umayyad dynasty. thought that the caliph has to be a good leader not a direct descendant.
born in mecca, founder of islam, received revelations to muhammad. He was the caliph.
1. belief in one God, Allah, and Muhammad his prophet2. daily prayer; pray 5 times a day facing Mecca- mosques- Jewish places for worship 3. alms (offering) for the poor 4. fasting (sunrise to sunset) during Ramadan (September-October) 5. hajj- pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in your lifetime (and visit Kaaba)
A Muslim place of worship
began in Bethlehem, abraham spread judaism, Yahweh was their god, torah is the holy book.
began in bethlehem, muhaamad spread it, allah was their only god, major holy book is the quran.
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