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Social Studies Chapter 6 Section 1

Global Studies 1 Honors: World History: Chapter 6, Section 1: Terms, People, Places
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Sheikh
ruler of each tribe;
Sheikh
chosen from one of the leading families by a council of elders.
Quran
the holy book of the religion of Islam
Islam
means peace through submission to the will of Allah.
Hijrah
The journey of Muhammad and his followers to Madinah is known as this.
Hajj
The pilgrimage to Makkah that all Muslims are encouraged to make at least once in their lifetime.
Shari'ah
The law code that was developed by scholars after Muhammad's death;
Shari'ah
it provides believers with a set of practical laws to regulate their daily lives;
Shari'ah
based on scholar's interpretations of the Quran and the example set by Muhammad in his life.
Muhammad
born in Makkah to merchant family;
Muhammad
became an orphan at age 5; grew up to become a caravan manager;
Muhammad
married Khadija, his employer, who was a rich widow
Bedouins
Muhammad soon began to win support from people in Madinah, as well as from Arabs in the desert, known as these;
Bedouins
Arabs who lived in the desert who supported Muhammad.
Khadija
Muhammad's employer;
Khadija
rich widow
Muslims
Those who practice the religion of Islam are called this.
Arabian Peninsula
The Arabs lived here;
Arabian Peninsula
a desert land sorely lacking in rivers and lakes.
Makkah
The Arabs trace their ancestors to Abraham and his son Ishmael, who were believed to have built here the Kaaba;
Makkah
The Kaaba is located here
Madinah
"the city of the prophet";
Madinah
Yathrib