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Arab empire vocab

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Arab empire vocab

  1. 1. MuhammadAn Arab Prophet and the founder of Islam
  2. 2. MuslimA follower of Islam
  3. 3. MosqueA Muslim place of worship
  4. 4. Kaabah / Ka’bahA small cubical building in the courtyard of the Great Mosque at Mecca that holds the sacredblack meteorite. It is regarded as the House of God and the objective of the pilgrimage.
  5. 5. Koran / Qur’anThe sacred text of Islam. Revered as the word ofGod, dictated to Muhammad by Angel Gabriel. It is the foundation of Islamic law, religion, culture and politics.
  6. 6. HijraThe flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina to escape persecution in 622 AD. It also starts the Muslim calendar.
  7. 7. HajjThe 5th Pillar of Islam: The pilgrimage to Mecca,which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in his or her lifetime.
  8. 8. MinaretA tower associated with a mosque from which the muezzin (the crier) calls people to prayer
  9. 9. Arabesques An ornamental object in which flowers, foilage,fruits, and figures are used in a combined pattern
  10. 10. CalligraphyBeautiful handwriting

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