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Islam Vocabulary #1

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idol
an image or other object representing a deity that is worshiped
5 Pillars
five basic acts considered required for all Muslims
tenet
a central belief held by a group
restraint
control over one's behavior
devout
sincerely devoted to one's religion
mosque
building where Muslims worship
to submit
to let someone have power over you
theocracy
form of government based on a religion
fundamentalism
religious belief based on a strict doctrine
caravan
a large group of traders crossing distances over land to buy and sell
nomadic
wandering
Sunni
the larger group of Muslims after the schism in the 600s
Shi'a/Shiite
the smaller group of Muslims after the schism in the 600s
pilgrimage
a journey to a holy place
to occupy
to take possession of a location, to live in it
jihad
"holy struggle" ordered by God in Islam
hijab
scarf worn by Muslim women to cover the hair and sometimes face

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