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Byzantine and Muslim Empires

Vocabulary review of Chapter 1

straitnarrow passage that links two larger bodies of water
iconan image or painting of a holy person or saint
patriarchleader of the Byzantine Christian Church in Constantinople
schismsplit caused by a difference of opnion
nomadperson who moves from place to place
prophetperson who claims to carry the message of God
hijramovement of early Muslims from Mecca to Yathrib in 622
muezzinman who calls Muslims to prayer each day
mosqueIslamic house of worship
Ramadanmonth in the Islamic calender during which Muslims fast between sunrise and sunset
hajjpilgrimage by Muslims to Mecca
QuranMuslim holy book
caliphleader of the Muslim people
patronperson who supports artists
toleranceacceptance of other people's beliefs and ideas

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