The sermon delivered by the imam at the Friday congre-
A Muslim house of worship. The word passed into the
English language, with slight change, as mosque.
The tower on a mosque from which the call to worship is
A person who chants the Muslim call to worship.
The declaration of ones intention to perform a religious
duty; for example, salat (worship), hajj (pilgrimage to
The revelations which came to Mohammed from God
and were collected in a book and canonized in 646 C.E.
Muslims regard the Quran as the eternal word of God.
The ninth month of the Muslim year which is observed
as sacred. During this month Muslims fast from dawn to
The Muslim institution of voluntary almsgiving.
The ritual of Muslim worship.
A ritual performed during hajj in which the pilgrims trot
between two small hills seven times, signifying Hagars
search for water.
The Muslim confession of faith in God and in the
prophethood of Mohammed.
The Islamic code of law, based on divine revelation,
which regulates all aspects of Muslim life.
The fast observed by Muslims during the month of
Mysticism as practiced by Muslims.
An example of the Prophet Mohammeds behavior
which is a standard of conduct to be emulated by all
Muslims. As a collective term, all the reported traditions
recording the Prophets behavior.
The special ritual of worship prescribed for the nights
during the month of Ramadan.