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Topic Pages - People and Places
c.570-632 Arab prophet and religious leader who founded Islam . He was born in Mecca. At the age of 25 he began working as a trading agent...
City in Saudi Arabia and, as birthplace of Muhammad, the holiest city of the Islamic world and a place of annual...
Building for worship used by members of the Islamic faith. Muhammad's house in Medina (A.D. 622), with its surrounding courtyard and hall with...
Topic Pages - Scripture
This chapter explains the origin, format, purpose and presentation of the scriptures of Islam. The Qur'an is the Holy Book of Islam. Muslims...
Topic Pages - Holidays and Events
The pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, one of the five basic requirements (arkan or "pillars") of Islam. Its annual observance...
Topic Pages - Divisions
An umbrella term for the ascetic and mystical movements within Islam. While Sufism is said to have incorporated elements of Christian...