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622 ce (or AD)
The year that Islam was offically founded by Mohammed.
622ce (AD)
The year that Islam was offically founded by Muhammad
Abaya
The black gown worn by women in Saudi Arabia
Abraham
Father of Isaac believed to have started the Jewish faith
Adhan
The prayer called out by the Muezzin to announce that Mulsims should pray
Al Khanjar
Markaz vilage the journalists visit. Name means "the dagger"
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab
The founder of Wahhabism which is the primary Muslim denomination in Saudi Arabia
Allah
The God of Abraham, Muhammad, and Jesus
Arab
It means "To move or pass" referring to the people of the Saudi Arabian Peninsula
Abu Bakr
Muhammad's friend; one of the first converts to Islam; prominent and respected leader
Bedouin (or Bedu)
The nomads that inhabited the Rub al Khali; masters of their environment
Jabbar Abdulghani bin Isa
The man whose father was killed and was sentenced to death under Koranic law who was set free by bin Isa just as he was about to be executed
Salem bin Suhail
The local imam of the village of Al Khanjar who welcomes the journalists
Dearborn
City of Michigan with the largest Muslim community in the United States
Jabbar Abdulghani bin Isa
The man whose father was killed and was sentenced to death under Koranic law who was set free by bin Isa just as he was about to be executed
Salem bin Suhail
The local imam of the village of Al Khanjar who welcomes the journalists
Dearborn
City in Michigan with the largest Muslim community in the United States
Detouring
The Arab practice of making three right angled turns of a measured distance to go around an obstacle and remain on course
El-Keiff
The second cup of coffee offered to a guest after the host has had the first cup to prove it is not tainted
Five Pillars of Islam
The 5 laws that Muslims must live by; Shahada, Salat, Zakat, and Sawm
Gabriel
The angel who visited Muhammad telling him ot recite theword of God to the people
Jajj
The pilgrimage Muhammad took to Mecca
Halal
The rules concerning what Muslims are allowed to eat, similar to Kosher
Halaquah
Small conversational groups
Sadia Haque
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Haram
Something that is forbidden to Muslims
Hegira (or Jihra):
The first year of the Islamic calendar
Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud
Leader of the Saud tribe who took control of Arabia alond with al Wahhab (Wahhabism i n1932
Imama
The prayer leader in the Muslim faith similar to a ppriest in Christianity
Jabbar Abdulghani bin Isa
The man whose father was killed and was sentenced to death under Koranic law who was set free by bin Isa just as he was about to be executed
Salem bin Suhail
The local imam of the village of Al Khanjar who welcomes the journalists
Dearborn
City in Michigan with the largest Muslim community in the United States
Detouring
The Arab practice of making three right angled turns of a measured distance to go around an obstacle and remain on course
El-Keif
The second cup of coffee offered to a guest after the host has had the first cup to prove it is not tainted
Five Pillars of Islam
The 5 laws that Muslims must live by; Shahada, Salat, Zakat, and Sawm
Gabriel
The angel who visited Muhammad telling him ot recite theword of God to the people
Jajj
The pilgrimage Muhammad took to Mecca
Halal
The rules concerning what Muslims are allowed to eat, similar to Kosher
Halaquah
Small conversational groups
Sadia Haque
*
Haram
Something that is forbidden to Muslims
Hegira (or Jihra):
The first year of the Islamic calendar
Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud
Leader of the Saud tribe who took control of Arabia along with al Wahhab (Wahhabism) in 1932
Imama
The prayer leader in the Muslim faith similar to a priest in Christianity
Jabbar Abdulghani bin Isa
The man whose father was killed and was sentenced to death under Koranic law who was set free by bin Isa just as he was about to be executed
Salem bin Suhail
The local imam of the village of Al Khanjar who welcomes the journalists
Dearborn
City in Michigan with the largest Muslim community in the United States
Detouring
The Arab practice of making three right angled turns of a measured distance to go around an obstacle and remain on course
El-Keif
The second cup of coffee offered to a guest after the host has had the first cup to prove it is not tainted
Five Pillars of Islam
The 5 laws that Muslims must live by; Shahada, Salat, Zakat, and Sawm
Gabriel
The angel who visited Muhammad telling him to recite the word of God to the people
Jajj
The pilgrimage Muhammad took to Mecca
Halal
The rules concerning what Muslims are allowed to eat, similar to Kosher
Halaquah
Small conversational groups
Sadia Haque
*
Haram
Something that is forbidden to Muslims
Hegira (or Jihra):
The first year of the Islamic calendar
Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud
Leader of the Saud tribe who took control of Arabia alond with al Wahhab (Wahhabism i n1932
Imam
The prayer leader in the Muslim faith similar to a priest in Christianity
Imam
The prayer leader in the Muslim faith similar to a priest in Christianity
Ishmael
The son of Abraham thought to be the father of the Arab peoples
Islam
The faith founded by Muhammad whose followers are Muslims which means "those who submit to God"
Jeddah (or Jiddah)
A city in turmoil over complete devotion to Islam and the influences of western culture
Jerusalem
The original Holy City which Muslims originally faced to pray
Ka'ba
The place in which the people of Mecca worshipped their various gods until Muhammad destroyed the inside and rededicated it to Allah
Kaffiyeh
Checked headdress worn by the Bedu to protect against the desert heat and sand
Khadija
A tradeswoman and Muhammad's wife; one of the first coverts to Islam; consulted with a neighbor to verify what should be made of Muhmmad's prophecy on his return home
Khubta (or Juma)*
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La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad rasul Allah
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Mahamara
part of a Bedu tent where women cook and socialize; where female guests are received
Majlis
social gathering for the purpose of conversation and counsel
Markaz
Western style suburban communitites for the Bedu provided by the government; really, really nice houses
Masjid
another name for a mosque or Muyslim house of worhsip
Mecca
The center of trade and worship in Muhammad's tiem as well as becoming the holy city for Muslims after the Ka'ba was rededicated
Medina
The city formerly known as Yathrib where Muhammad settled a dispute between groups of people. It was renamed teh "City of the Prophet" after Muhammad made his trek with his followers there to escape being killed for his beliefs
Mihrab
The person-sized indentation in the Piblah wall where the Imam stands to give praryer. Oriented towards Mecca
Minaret
Teh tower on top of a Mosque where a muezzin calls out the Adhan so Muslims will know to pray
Minbar
A raised pulpit where the Imam stands while delivering the Friday noon praryer service
Miraj
Muhammad's journey to the holy land and Paradise to visit God
Mosque
A Muslim house of worship
Muezzin
The person who stands in the minaret or on top of a mosque and calls out theadhan calling Muslims to prayer
Muhammad
Founder of Islam who was called by God to recite that there was one God and he was good
Muslim
Followers of Islam; "Those who submit to God"
Mutawaeen
The religious "police" of Saudi Arabi who punish violators of Saudi-Muslim customs such as those who are not veiled and similar offenses
Numbering
The practice of a girl writing her pohone number on a slip of paper and throwing it at passing boys waiting for a phone call
Qat
a stimulant drug from Yemen smuggled illegally into Saudi Arabia
Qiblah
The finely decorated wall within the mosque; wall on which the Mihrab is located
Qur'an (or Koran)
The Muslim holy book containing God's words ot Muhammad
Rammadan
The lunar month in which Muhammad made his pilgrimage to Mecca. During the day Muslims must fast and give up all entertainment pleasures from sunrise to sunset
World Muslim Population
There are approximately 200 million Muslims worldwide
Zakat
The pillar of Islam that requires that Muslims give 1/40th of total earnings to charity or to the poor.