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Caliph
Debt
Egypt
Industrialization
Islam
Janissaries
Modernizing
Ottoman Empire
Reforms
Secular
Selim
Sick man of Europe
Sultan
Tanzimat
Ulama
Western Culture
Young Ottomans
Young Turks

Ottoman Empire Word Search

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Western Culture
Sick man of Europe
Ottoman Empire
Industrialization
Ulama
Selim
Modernizing
Egypt
Young Turks
Tanzimat
Secular
Janissaries
Debt
Young Ottomans
Sultan
Reforms
Islam
Caliph

Byzantine Empire Word Search

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Arab Muslims
Byzantine
Constantinople
Divergence
Doctrine
Eastern Orthodox
Emperor
Greek Influence
Invasions
Islamic Culture
Justinian Code
Justinian I
Latin Services
Marriage
New rome
Ottoman Turks
Patriarch
Plague
Pope
Priest
Roman Catholic
Schism
Theodora
Trade Center
Western Church

Gunpowder Empires Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Form of government where one person has complete power absolute monarchy
Form of government run by a religious leader theocracy
A time of peace and prosperity golden age
The allowance of letting people practice whatever religion they choose religious tolerance
System of government where most tasks are completed by nonelected employees bureacracy
A religious and government leader of a Muslim country caliph
Elite fighting corp that protected the sultan; made up of men who during their childhood had been captured from their Christian parents by the Ottoman empire. These young boys were then trained in the military arts and raised as Muslims janissary
Belief in one god monotheism
Branch of Islam that believes next caliph should be descendant of Muhammad Shiite
Branch of Islam that makes up 90% of the worlds Muslims Sunni

Ottoman Empire Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Who got shot with an arrow in the leg? Timur the lame
What small sea did the Ottoman Empire surround? Black Sea
Who was the most successful ghazi? Osman
What empire surrounded the Mediterranean Sea and Black sea? Ottoman Empire
What city did Mehmed conquer and is now named Istanbul? Constantinople
"warriors for Islam" ghazis
"One with power" sultan
Selim's son Suleyman
Followers of Othman Ottomans
Who conquered Constantinople? Mehmed

The World of Islam Crossword

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Description

monotheistic religion that emerged in the Arabian Peninsula during the 7th century AD Islam
a pilgrimage to Makkah, one of the requirements of the 5 Pillars of Islam hajj
the ruler of an Arabic tribe, chosen from one of the leading families by the council of elders sheikh
the holy scriptures of the religion of Islam Quran
a Muslim group that only accepts descendants of the Umayyads as the true rulers of Islam Sunni
"struggle in the way of God" jihad
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 shari'ah
a Muslim group that accepts only the decendants of Muhammad's son-in-law Ali as the true rulers of Islam Shiite
A Muslim house of worship mosque
A high government official in ancient Egypt or in Muslim countries Vizier
"Holder of power"; the military and political head of state under the Seljuk Turks and the Ottomans sultan
A successor of Muhammad as spiritual and temperoal leader of the Muslims caliph
A covered market in Islamic cities bazaar
Geometric patterns repeated over and over to completely cover a surface with decorations arabesque
The crier that calls the Muslim faithful to prayer from the minaret of a mosque muezzin
An instrument used by sailors to determine their location by observing the positions of stars astrolabe
The tower of a mosque from which the muezzin calls the faithful to prayer 5 times a day minaret
Arabic for "God"; the supreme god of Islam Allah
the journey of Muhammad and his followers to Madinah in 622, which became year 1 of the official calendar of Islam Hijrah
a successor of Muhammad as spiritual and temporal leader of the Muslims caliph
the tower of a mosque from which the muezzin calls the faithful to prayer five times a day minaret
Lasted from 750-1258 after the Umayyad dynasty and was a more prosperous time; Baghdad became the capital and both Arab and non-Arab Muslims could hold civil and military offices Abbasid dynasty
Islamic leader after Muhammad who expanded and united the Muslim world Abū Bakr
peninsula between Egypt and Mesopotamia; mostly desert land Arabian Peninsula
capital during the Abbasid dynasty Baghdad
site in Gaul (now France) that halted the Arab expansion in Europe Battle of Tours
Arabs living in the desert who were among the first to convert to Islam bedouin
sea north of Persia; Arab traders carried goods here and beyond Caspian Sea
capital of Umayyad, Spain; largest city in Europe after Constantinople in 750 Córdoba
dynasty that arose in Egypt after Abbasid dynasty; focus of trade shifted to Cairo, Egypt Fatimids
acts of worship of the Islam faith: belief, prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage Five Pillars of Islam
location in Spain where the Islamic palace Alhambra was built in the fourteenth century Granada
caliph of Abbasid dynasty; his reign is described as a golden age Hārūn al-Rashīd
Arabic historian in the fourteenth century who argued for a cyclical view of history Ibn Sīnā
Arabic philosopher in the twelfth century who wrote a commentary on Aristotle's surviving works Ibn-Khaldūn
Arabic philosopher and scientist who wrote a medical encyclopedia that among other things, stressed the contagious nature of certain diseases; also known as Avicenna Ibn-Rushd
Rich widow who became Muhammad's wife and became the first convert to Islam Khadija
"city of the prophet"; city to which Muhammad and his supporters went in 622 Madinah
Mecca, city in the Arabian Peninsula where Muhammad was born; location of the Kaaba, a holy shrine Arabs revered for its association with Abraham Makkah
Pastoral people who conquered much of the known world in the early thirteenth century with a destructive force Mongols
twelfth-century Persian poet, mathematician, and astronomer; wrote the Rubaiyat Omar Khayyám
sultan of Egypt who took control of Syria; his army invaded Jerusalem in 1187 and destroyed the Christian crusaders there Saladin
nomadic people from central Asia who converted to Islam and took command of the empire in 1055 Seljuk Turks
greatly expanded the Arab Empire, ruled from 661 to 750 Umayyad dynasty
city of the prophet Madinah
Those who practice the religion of Islam Muslims
The journey of Madinah is known as Hijrah
They perform prescribed prayers five times a day prayer
Give part of their wealth to the poor Charity
Muslims refrain from food and drink from dawn to sunset Fasting
belivers are expected to make a _____________ to Makkah at least once in their lifetime Pilgrimage
Muslims believe there is no deity but the One God, and Muhammad is his messenger Belief
Who conquered the entire Persian Empire by 650? Arabs
"holder of power" Sultan
Who took over most of Anatolian Turks

The World of Islam Word Search

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ABBASID DYNASTY
ARABESQUE
ARABIAN PENINSULA
BAGHDAD
BAZAAR
BEDOUIN
CALIPH
CASPIAN SEA
COMMENTARY
CORDOBA
DOWRY
ERODED
FATIMIDS
FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM
GRANADA
HAJJ
HIJRAH
IVN RUSHD
JIHAD
KHADIJA
MADINAH
MAKKAH
MONGOLS
MOROCCO
MOSQUE
MUEZZIN
MUHAMMAD
MUSLIMS
QURAN
REVELATIONS
SELIJUK TURKS
SHARI'AH
SHEIKH
SUBMISSION
SULTAN
SUNNI

Muslim Empires Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Consist of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires Gunpowder Empires
Well known ruler is the Ottoman Empire, rules from 1520-1566 and was known for expanding the empire Süleyman the magnificent
group of Muslims who descended from Turks, Afghans, and Mongols are now located here India
Rulers of the Safavid empire also known as kings to the Persians were called Shahs
Allowed other people to freely worship in their belief Religious tolerance
Empire ended because of too much money spent on war and palaces Mughal empire
Considered on of the strongest rulers of the Safavid empire who used merit to employ government workers Shah Abbās
Symbol or perfection and beauty in the ottoman empire Tulips
Popular art type in ottoman and Mughal empire; mosque of Süleyman (ottoman) Miniature painting
Ottoman came from early leader under this name Osman I
Leader who needed non-Muslim tax and created a fair and affordable tax system Akbar
Syncretism of Hinduism, Christianity, and Zoroastrianism Divine faith
This piece of Mughal empire architecture was built in 1631 Taj Mahal
Rulers of the Ottoman Empire were called Sultans
All the Muslims of this empire Safavid empire Shia Muslims
Muslim Turks of Anatolia around the 1300s are now a apart of this empire Ottoman
By WWI the Ottoman Empire was very weak and was known as the Sick man of Europe
Larger portion of the Islamic religion believe that the ruler does not have to be a descendant is Muhammad and can be voted on by the people Sunni

Chapter 18 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A significant Muslim king who had a janissary. Sultan
Took place in Southwest Asia; conquered many lands. OttomanEmpire
A Turkish land force supporter that formed the Sultan's guard. Janissary
Ruled the Safavid Empire as _______ the Great. Shah Abbas
Ruled the Ottoman Empire. Suleyman
Took place in modern day Iran; created a new capital. Safavid Empire
Invaded and conquered northwest India. Mughal Empire
Conquered Iran and Persia at age fourteen. Ismail
Under the Ottoman Empire, young boys would be held captive as slaves. Devshrime
King. shah
Was a powerful ruler of India from 1556 to 1605. Akbar
Successor of Akbar; killed all of his competitors for his throne. Shah Jahan
One of the world's most beautiful buildings dedicated to Shah Jahan's favorite wife. Taj Mahal

Chapter 18 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A muslim empire in the middle east from 1300 to roughly 1922 OTTOMANEMPIRE
a ruler from the Ottoman Empire SULTAN
a member of an elite force of soldiers in the Ottoman Empire JANISSARY
the longest sultan ruler of the Ottoman Empire SULEYMAN
a Muslim empire in Iran from 1502 to 1736 SAFAVIDEMPIRE
considered the strongest ruler of the Safavid Empire SHAHABBAS
a title given to the leader of the Safavid Empire SHAH
an empire in India founded in 1526 to 1857 MUGHALEMPIRE
a patron of the arts and a ruler of the Mughal Empire AKBAR
a leader of the Mughal Empire who constructed the Taj Mahal for his wifes tomb SHAHJAHAN
a tomb for Shah Jahans wife, Mumtaz Taj Mahal
the founder of the Safavid Empire ISMAIL
when boys were recruited by the workforce to serve the Ottoman government DEVSHIRME

History of Southwest Asia Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

In 2001, after the destruction of the World Trade Center, the US began a military operation in ___________, trying to identify the people responsible of the attack. AFGHANISTAN
Intelligent Sources identified what organization as the organization that carried out the 9/11 attacks? AL-QAEDA
Hostility to or prejudice against Jews. ANTI-SEMITISM
By the 1800's the Ottoman Empire came close to __________ several times. BANKRUPTCY
What was the capital of the Ottoman Empire? CONSTANTINOPLE
The organized and planned killing of over 6 million Jews by the Nazis in WW1. HOLOCAUST
One of the goals of al-Qaeda was to bring an end to western _________ to SW Asia. INFLUENCE
In 1990, what country invaded Kuwait to control Kuwait's large oil supply? IRAQ
What religion did the Ottoman Empire want to spread? ISLAM
What country was created on Palestine land as a homeland for Jews? ISRAEL
A special group of soldiers loyal to the Sultan. JANISSARIES
What is the United States' main economic interest in SW Asia? OIL
Who led al-Qaeda? OSAMA BIN LADEN
Many male slaves from the Ottoman Empire became ______. SOLDIERS
What is the title of the leader of the Ottoman Empire? SULTAN
American forces spent almost ___ years in Iraq trying to stop the fighting between different religious an ethnic groups competing for power. TEN
What modern day country took the place of the Ottoman Empire after it had fallen apart? TURKEY
In October of 2001, what country launched a series of attacks to capture bin Laden and destroy al-Qaeda UNITEDSTATES
The Israeli West bank ____ is a separation barrier in the West Bank. WALL
The belief that Jews should return to their original homeland in Israel. ZIONISM