First caliph
AbuBakr
decorated books, carpets, swords, and entire walls
arabesques
successor
caliph
accounts in which events are arranged in order in which they occured
chronicle
pilgrimage to Mecca
hajj
prayer leader
imam
holy struggle to bring Islam to other lands
jihad
theological schools
madrasas
marketplaces
bazaars
vision
revelation
the art of elegant handwriting
calligraphy
Islamic code of law for all aspects of life
shariah
chief
sheikh
a building that may serve as a place of worship, a school, a court of law, and a shelter
mosque
Muhammad's daughter
Fatimah
Muslims' god
Allah
the holiest city in Islam; Muhammad's birthplace
Mecca
Muhammad ruled there after being cast out of Mecca; original name was Yathrib
Madinah
the belief in one God
monotheistic
known as the prophet of Islam
Muhammad
prophet
nabi
fertile or green areas within a desert
oasis
name means "recital"
Quran
long, white garment worn by men in the Saudi Arabia
thobe
the worldwide community of Muslim believers
ummah
the religion practiced by Muslims
Islam
a payment (gift) of money or property to the bride
dowry
nomadic Arab tribes
bedouin
long, black robe worn by Iranian woman
chador
separate women's quarters in a traditional Muslim home
harem