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22 terms

ch. 6 Islam

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Muslim
an adherent or believer in Islam
minaret
Muslim tower with balconies used for the announcement of prayers
Allah
the God, in Islam
Islam
the religion of Muslims
Muhammad
the last of God's prophets or messengers, according to Islam
jinn
sprites or spirits capable of taking on human forms and of influencing human beings for good or evil; spiritual being between humans and angels
Quran
holy writtings of Islam
Ishmael
Son Of Abraham by the servant women Hagar
Mecca
the holy city of Islam, located in Saudi Arabia
Hegira
Muhammad's flight from Mecca to Yathrib (Medina)
shahada
Islamic public profession of acceptance of Allah as the One God and Muhammad as the messenger of God
salat
the duty of Muslim men to pray, including the obligatory five times daily
mosque
The Muslim house of prayer and worship
Imam
the leader of prayer in a mosque
zakat
the Muslim obligation to give alms for the care of the poor and needy
Ramadan
the Muslim obligation to fast during the 9th lunar month in the Arabian calendar
Ka'ba
the rectangular sacred shrine of Islam located in the courtyard of the Great Mosque in Mecca
hajj
the Muslim obligation to make a pilgrimage to the Ka'ba in Mecca
polygamy
religious practice that allows a man to take more than one wife
jihad
Islamic holy war to spread Muslim rule
Hadith
a collection of Muhammad's words, sayings, explanations, and explains to help the believer follow the Quran
muezzin
calls Muslims to prayer