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What country has most of the Muslims of the world?
What are the 4 top countries for Islam?
What used the be the 5th biggest country for Islam?
What do Muslims pride themselves on?
Where do Muslims stay when they go to Mecca for the pilgrimage
Arafat to stay in tents
How many people can the newly expanded sacred Mosque hold?
up to a million people
Where is the black stone?
inside the ka'aba
What color did the black stone used to be?
What are you supposed to do to the black stone while you worship?
blow a kiss to it
Why did the black stone turn from white to black?
because the sins of the people were transferred from them to the stone when they kiss it
what was built from Arafat to Mecca?
What are you to do when you are done worshipping at Mecca?
go to mount Arafat and pray and read the Quaran out loud
How many pebbles do you pick up from Mena?
Where do you throw the 49 pebbles you got from Mena?
at the pillars that represent sin
how many pebbles do you throw at each pillar?
If you are a wealthy enough Muslim where do you go to worship?
the prophet's mosque where Muhammad is burried
What conflict is going on in Cyprus?
they have a fence down the middle of the island
it's claimed by both Greece and Turkey
What is the issue with the Kurds?
they are not at all like Arabs
They live in 4 different countries
they want their own country called Kurdistan
Where are the Kurds located (4 countries)?
What are the cities like in Northern Iraq because of the Kurds?
What 2 middle eastern countries have fought a war recently?
Iran and Iraq
What weapons did Iraq use against Iran?
weapons of mass destruction
Why was the woman grieving over her dead husband and 3 dead sons upsete?
because she had no more sons to give to the war
if you fight in a Jihad and are killed what happens to you?
you automatically get to go to heaven
notes geography africa middle east
notes on Africa from 11/01/11