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Oasis
Area in the desert fed by underground water creating a wet, fertile place
Oases
The plural of oasis
Sheikh
A tribal leader in Arabia
Bedouins
Nomadic desert herders of Arabia
Caravan
Group of traveling merchants and animals
Mekkah/Mecca
The largest and richest town along the trade routes of Arab merchants-The city of Muhammad's birth
Kaaba
A long, low building surrounded by statues of gods and goddesses-Holy Islamic site in Makkah/Mecca
Islam
A religion based on the messages that Muhammad is believed to have received from God
Muhammad
An orphan born in Mecca/Mekkah-Founder of Islam and spread Islam’s teachings to the people of Arabia
Allah
Arabic word for god
Madinah
City to first accept the teachings of Muhammad, the name was changed from Yathrib to Madinah which means “the city of the prophet”
Quran
holy book of Islam-contains the messages Muhammad received from God throughout his life
Sunna
Customs based on Muhammad's words and deeds, the written record of these deeds is called the Hadith
Caliph
successor to the messenger of god, Muhammad
Sufis
a group that spent their time praying and teaching Islam
Mosque
Islamic schoolish thingamadohicky