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chapter 10 vocab

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nomad
a member of a group that has no fixed home and moves from place to place
bazaur
an open air market with shops and goods for sale
islam
a religion based on the teachings of the prophet Muhammad
council
an assembly called to help determine the next Muslim caliph
kaba
square building in Mecca believed by Muslims to be the house Ibrahim erected for God and the focus of Muslim worship
oasis
a small area in the desert watered by springs and wells
idol
an image used as an object of worship
monotheism
the belief in only one God
caliph
the civil and religious ruler of a Muslim state
muezzin
one that calls Muslim worshipers to prayer
Hegira
Muhammad's emigration with his followers from Mecca to Medina in 622
tribe
any system of social organization made up of villages, bands, or other social groups with a common ancestory, languege, culture, and name
pilgrimage
a journey to a sacred place or shrine
Que'ran/ koran
the sacred book of Islam
Muslim
a believer in Islam
Sunna
Customary procedures of living, specifically the ways and customs of Muhammad
mosque
a place of Muslim worship
Muhammad
founder of Islam, prophet of God
sunni
one who follows the ways and customs of Muhammad, specially those who accept that authority passed down through consensus of the Muslim community
Shiite
from the Arabic "Party;" one who believes that authority passed from the Prophet Muhammad to lineal descendants
allah
Arabic word for God