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Religion

a person's beliefs concerning the existence and worship of a god or gods, and divine involvement in the universe and human life

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Sacred

worthy of or regarded with religious worship, and/or respect

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Worship

to show devotion and adoration for something

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Mosque

Islamic religious building – has a domed shaped top

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Synagogue

Jewish house of worship

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Church

Christian place of worship

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Shrine

a holy place

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Polytheism

the belief in many gods or goddesses

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Monotheism

the belief in one god or goddess

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Jerusalem

holy city (in the Mid East) to Jews Christian and Muslims

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Quran

the holy book of Islam

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Bible

the collection of sacred writings of the Christian religion, comprising the Old and New Testaments

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Torah

holy book of Judaism

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Five Pillars of Islam

Code of behavior of Islam. Includes Charity, Daily Prayer, Profession of Faith, Fasting during Ramadan, and a pilgrimage to Mecca called the hajj

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Ten Commandments

given to Moses on Mount Sinai to serve as the moral code of behavior for the human race; they play a fundamental role in Judaism and Christianity

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Imam

in Islam, the leader of prayers and religious scholar

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Vedas

Hindu holy book; a collection of Aryan hymns

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Eightfold path

in Buddhism; outlines the steps a persona should take to lead a balanced life