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What % of Muslims speak Arabic?
What fraction of the United Nations countries are Islamic?
Approximately how many people are Muslim in the world?
Followers of the Islamic religion are know as what?
What is the Arabic word for God?
Muslims think who has received the last 'word of God'?
Muhammad or Mohammad
Who delivered the most recent words of God to Muhammad?
What location did Muhammad hear these words?
Who wanted to kill Muhammad for causing them to loose money?
Merchants in Mecca (they made money from people worshipping many gods)
What is known as the time when Muhammad and his followers fled Mecca to Medina?
Who led jihads (holy wars) and recaptured Mecca so that he could destroy the idols inside the Kaaba?
Muhammad died without identifying a successor or having a male heir. Was this a problem?
Yes - it caused a split in the Muslim community.
Shia Muslims believe the caliph should be who?
A descendent of Fatima (Muhammad's daughter) and Ali (her husband)
Sunni Muslims believe the caliph should be who?
Islamic holy book or Collection of Muhammad’s follower’s memories of Muhammad’s teachings about the revelations he had received from the Angel Gabriel
Koran or Quran
What is the Islamic pilgrimage?
Muslims are supposed to go to Mecca once per year. This is a holy site.
In which direction do Muslims pray?
How many times per day do Muslims say the Sura One?
The prayer is said 17 times per day
How many Pillars of Islam are there?
intolerant brand of Islam
very religious Muslim (usually are missionaries)
What it the Kaaba?
An Islamic shrine made from a black rock (meteorite) and used to contain the idols (gods) from before Islam.