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Usul al-Din
roots of religion:
five pillars of islam
confession of faith, prayer, Ramadan fst, almsgiving, pilgrimage
Usul al-Din
roots of religion

unity of god, prophets, day of judgment
tauhid
belief in unity of god
nubuwwat
belief in the prophets
qiyamat
belief in the day of judgment
5 Pillars
confession of faith
ritual prayer (salat)
the Ramadan fast
the hajj (journey to mecca)
paying alms to needy
Attar
poet, wrote Conference of the Birds
Ka'ba
square building inside the mosque in Mecca; holiest place in Islam
murid
committed to a pir; committed to a teacher of spiritual guidance
pir
a spiritual leader
Shariah
law
Sufi
mystic tradition
Sunnah
the way of the Prophet

(Sunni Islam: accepted Ali Bakr to be the new caliphate after M died)
mysticism
identity with the divine through direct experience
SUFIS
liminality
ambiguity, openness--what is ging to HAPPEN? Between all stages in a ritual, leading to something new and usually permanent
rite of passage
ritual that marks a change in a person's social/sexual status
ihram
sacred state in which a person must enter in order to perform the hajj.
hijrah
emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina
ulama
Muslim scholars who specialize in Shariah law
tariqah
the path in sufism to find TRUTH
haqiqah
the truth the sufis aspire to find
hadith
traditions related to the words and deeds of muhammad
al-Fatihah
first ch. of qur'an in prayer for allah's help and mercy and whatnot and starts the beginning of all holy prayers