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Islam and the Arab Empire

Teacher: Katie
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"Struggle in the way of God."
A nomadic Arab who lives in the Arabian, Syrian, or North African deserts.
A high government official in ancient Egypt or in Muslim countries.
These Muslims accept only the descendants of Ali as the true rulers of Islam.
This is a divine truth; according to Islamic belief Muhammad received many of them from God.
This is Arabic for "God."
This dynasty was established by Mu'awiyah and its capital was in Damascus instead of Medinah.
A gift of money or property paid at the time of marriage, either by the bride's parents to her husband or, in Islamic societies, by a husband to his wife.
The concept that Christians and Jews could practice their own religions under Islam, but they were subjected to some regulations, such as paying special taxes.
The tower of a mosque from which a person calls Muslims to prayer five times a day.
Located at Mecca, this is the holiest shrine of the Islamic faith.
Like Christianity and Judaism, Islam is a ******* religion.
Muhammad's son-in-law, who became an official caliph after Muhammad died.
A successor of Muhammad as spiritual and temporal leader of the Muslims.
One of the Five Pillars of Islam.
They built a new capital city at Baghdad, on the Tigris River, in 762.
These are people who move constantly to find water and food.
The office or dominion of a caliph.
This "covered market" was a crucial part of every Muslim city or town.
Like the Israelites and the Assyrians, the early Arabs were a ******* speaking people.
Meaning "holder of power," the military and political head of state under the Seljuk Turks and the Ottomans.
A law code drawn up by Muslim scholars after Muhammad's death; it provided believers with a set of practical laws to regulate their daily lives.
A new dynasty was established under these people in Cairo, in 973.
One of the Five Pillars of Islam.
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This is the holy book of Islam.
After this animal was domesticated in the first millennium B.C., the Arabs populated more of the desert.
Known as the "City of Peace,' it was the Abbasid capital; it was probably the greatest city in the Arab Empire and one of the greatest cities in the world.
The Islamic civilization was centered in great cities, such as Damascus, Baghdad, Cairo and...
The journey of Muhammad and his followers to Madinah is know as the...
According to Islamic belief, this angel gave Muhammad messages from Allah.
The ruler of an Arabic tribe, chosen from one of the leading families by a council of elders.
One of the most familiar works of Middle Eastern literature is the ******* by Omar Khayyam.
Geometric patterns repeated over and over to completely cover a surface with decoration.
One of the Five Pillars of Islam.
An instrument used by sailors to determine their location by observing the positions of stars.
Islam began on this peninsula early in the seventh century.
The Quran granted women ****** and social equality with men.
One of the Five Pillars of Islam.
Harun al-***** was the best known of the Abbasid caliphs and was known for his charity and his support for artists and writers.
This is the European name for Ibn Sina, a medical authority in both the Islamic world and the West.
The crier who calls the Muslim faithful to prayer five times a day.
The second son of Ali and the son-in-law of Muhammad; he led a revolt during the Umayyad period in what is modern-day Iraq.
One of the Five Pillars of Islam.
This is a person who believes in Islam.
A Muslim group that accepts only the descendants of the Umayyads as the true rulers of Islam; they are a majority in the Muslim world.
A pilgrimage to Mecca, one of the requirements of the Five Pillars of Islam.