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city in western Saudi Arabia; site of the tomb of Muhammad; the second most holy city of Islam Al Madinah , Medina
sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina al-Qur'an , Book , Koran , Quran
fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects Ali
activist member of a largely American group of Blacks called the Nation of Islam Black Muslim
religion believing in Islam Black Muslims , Moslems
(Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham; Muslims turn in its direction when praying Caaba , Kaaba
era of Islam's ascendancy from the death of Mohammed until the 13th century; some Moslems still maintain that the Moslem world must always have a calif as head of the community Caliphate
ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism Canaan , Holy Land , Palestine , Promised Land
missionary work for Islam da'wah , dawah
(Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals djinni , djinny , genie , jinnee , jinni
(Islam) the principal evil jinni in Islamic mythology eblis
first or opening sura of the Quran which is the central prayer of Islam and is used on all special occasions as well as during the five daily prayers Fatiha , Fatihah
(Islam) a legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar fatwah
most popular and feared Islamic extremist group in central Asia; advocates `pure' Islam and the creation of a worldwide Islamic state Freedom Party , Hizb ut-Tahrir
Islamic terrorist group organized in the 1980s; seeks to purify Islam through violence; the cells in North America and the Caribbean insulate themselves from Western culture and will even attack other Muslims who they regard as heretics Fuqra , Jamaat ul-Fuqra , Tanzimul Fuqra
(Islam) serious crimes committed by Muslims and punishable by punishments established in the Koran Had crime
(Islam) a tradition based on reports of the sayings and activities of Muhammad and his companions Hadith
(Islam) the way of life prescribed as normative for Muslims on the basis of the teachings and practices of Muhammad and interpretations of the Koran hadith , Sunna , Sunnah
fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Qadah; at least once in a lifetime a Muslim is expected to make a religious journey to Mecca and the Kaaba hadj , haj , hajj
(Islam) meat from animals that have been slaughtered in the prescribed way according to the shariah halal
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