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Southwest Asia and North Africa

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A form of a government demanding that people obey completely and refusing to allow them freedom to act as they wish.
A political leader of a Muslim community that is guided by the advice of religious figures and leaders.
A form of government in which God or a deity of some type is recognized as the supreme ruling authority, giving divine guidance to human leaders.
When a person or group in a position of power controls the less powerful in cruel and unfair ways.
Indian Ocean trade routes that connected Southeast Asia, India, Arabia, and East Africa and dating back at least to the third century B.C
One of the mightiest empires, this Islamic-run superpower ruled large areas of the Middle East, Eastern Europe and North Africa for more than 600 years. The leader, known as the Sultan, was given absolute religious and political authority over his people.
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A semi-religious political system of governance ruled by a Muslim Caliph.
A form of a religion, especially Islam or Protestant Christianity, that upholds belief in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture.
An Islamic religious law that governs not only religious rituals but also aspects of day-to-day life in Islam. It is expected to be followed by all Muslims.
Basic rights and freedoms that belong to all of us from birth until death.
Land trade route over 4000 miles long connecting China and the Far East with the Middle East and Europe. One popular product sold was silk.
A monotheistic, Arabic religion based on the teachings of the prophet Muhammad. It is the world’s second largest religion.