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Glossary of Comparative Religion Review

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Monotheism
belief in one all powerful god
covenant
agreement
exodus
departure
prophet
preachers who interpreted God's will
diaspora
greek word "scattered"
sect
group
messiah
savior
disciple
followers
martyr
people who died rather then give up their beliefs
bishop
a regional leader of the early Christian church, with authority over a diocese
pope
the bishop of Rome, later the head of the Roman Catholic Church
sheikh
chief of a bedouin tribe
revelation
vision of divine truth
mosque
a muslim house of worship
hajj
pilgrimage to Mecca that over able bodied Muslim is expected to make at least once
caliph
supreme leader of Islam
jihad
Muslim struggle to introduce Islam to other lands
Deborah
widely admired for wisdom, female judge
Kjadija
wealthy widow, marries Muhammad
Sunni
followers of the way; Muhammad traditions
Shiite
followers of Ali
Bedouins
nomads
Kaaba
cube; shrine
Hijrah
departure to Mecca; starting date of Muslim calender
Koran (Quran)
Holy book of Islam
Five Pillars of Islam
Faith, Prayer, Alms, Fasting, pilgrimage

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