Muezzin chanter announces that god is great minaret

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Muezzin: chanter, announces that god is great Minaret: tall tower where the muezzin gives prayer, symbolizes presence of Allah Adhan: call to prayer Ablution: ritual washing mihrab: a special arched niche in a masjid, indicating Mecca’s direction qiblah: the direction of Mecca; the direction of prayer Yawm al-Jum’ah: Day of Assembly (Friday) kutbah: two-part sermon of Friday prayer The Five Pillars: received during the night journey Shahadah – the muslim witness “there is no god but god and Muhammad is his prophet Salat – daily prayers Zakat – charity given once a year, 2.5% of all gross work goes to the poor Sawm – fasting during Ramadan to know what it is like to be poor Hajj – pilgrimage to Mecca done once in ones lifetime Shirk: idolatry (any substitution for Allah)
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Ramadan: the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, the month of fasting. Qur’an: basis of the word given to Muhammad Sura(h)s: chapters in the Qur’an “Seal of the prophets”: description of Muhammad as last of prophets “Seal of revelation”: description of the Qur’an as last of revelations Hadiths: remembrance of acts and words of Muhammad, words that he spoke not that he gave Sunna: tradition implying Qur’an and Hadiths as collective authorities Sunni: emphasizes practical and democratic leadership, majority expression of Islam, mostly in Mecca & Cairo Shiite: emphasizes hereditary and charismatic leadership, minority of Islam, mostly in Iran & Afghanistan
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  • Fall '09
  • StephenSpina
  • Islam

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