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Ch. 8: The Prophet Muhammad

Vocabulary terms from chapter 8 for my wonderful 8th graders!
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polytheistic (adj.)
believing in more than one god
Medina (Madinah)
a town that was called Yathrib before it was renamed. Muhammad went on a pilgrimage after a group of Arab pilgrims came to ask Muhammad for help
Mecca (Makkah)
Muhammad's birthcity
convert
a person who adopts new beliefs, especially those of a religious faith
tribe
a social group that shares a common ancestry, leadership, and traditions
boycott
a refusal to do business with an organization or group
garrison
a place where a group of soldiers is stationed for defensive purposes
monotheistic (adj.)
belief in a single God
siege
an attempt to surround a place and cut off all access to it in order to force a surrender
dynasty
a line of rulers descended from the same family
caliph
a title taken by Muslim rulers who claimed religious authority to rule