Vocabulary

By : Samira

Hajj - the pilgrimage to Mecca, which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in his or her lifetime: the fifth of the Pillars ofIsla

Caliph- he chief Muslim civil and religious ruler, regarded as the successor of Muhammad. The caliph ruled in Baghdad until 1258 and then in Egypt until the Ottoman conquest of 1517; the title was then held by the Ottoman sultans until it was abolished in 1924 by Atatürk.

Tolerance- the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.

Baghdad- capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River; "Baghdad is one of the great cities of the Muslim world".

Cordoba-the basic monetary unit of Nicaragua, equal to 100 centavos.

calligraphy-decorative handwriting or handwritten lettering.

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