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oasis

is a wet fertile area in a desert

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caravan

is a group of traders that travel together

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islam

the messages Muhammad received on the basis of the religion called

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muslim

a follower Islam is called a

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Qur'an

the holy book of Islam

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mosque

or building the Muslim prayer

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five pillars of Islam

which are five acts of worship required of all Muslims

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caliph

a title that Muslims use for the highest leader of Islam

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tolerance

or acceptance

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janissaries

converted to Islam and became fierce warriors

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mehmed ll

huge cannons

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suleyman l

the magnificent

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shia

could become caliphs

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sunni

didn't think caliphs

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ibn battuta

traveled to Africa and India

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sufism

to a movement called

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omar Khayyam

one of the best poems

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patrons

or sponsors

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minaret

or narrow tower from where Muslims are called to prayer

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calligraphy

or decorative writing