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The first of Islam's Five Pillars.The profession of faith. "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the Prophet of God."
The second of the Five Pillars of Islam. Daily prayer 5 times a day facing towards the city of Mecca.
The fourth of Islam's Five Pillars. A monthof fasting from dawn to dusk, in recognition of the gift of the Koran.
The religious faith of the Muslims, including belief in Allah as the sole god and in Muhammad as his prophet. Literally means "Submission to the will of God."
The prophet of Islam, to whom the angel Gabriel conveyed the word of God in the form of the Koran.
Man who will be the religious and, therefore, political leader of Islam. Sinnis and Shiites disagree on his elction. There are NONE at the present.
The most sacred city of Islam. Birthplace of Muhammed, location of the Kaaba, and destination of the Hajj.
The literal and figurative focus of Muslim prayer. The cubical structure located in the courtyard of the mosque in Mecca.
Book that contains the sayings and teachings of Muhammad. Along with the Koran, it forms the basis of Muslim law and life.
One of the two major divisions of Islam. Believe the caliph should be democratically elected. Make up the majority of the world's Muslims. More open to western ideas and government.
One of the two major divisions of Islam. Believe the caliph should be a direct bloood decendent of Muhammad. 2nd largest group of Muslims in the world.Supports "martyrdom" and more radical of the two groups.
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