every Muslim, if possible, is expected to go on a pilgrimage from Medina to Mecca at least once in his or her life - what is hajj?
Feast of Sacrifice; commemorates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice Ishmael; starts off a new year - what is Eid al-Adha?
Friday afternoon prayer; many go to the Mosque to pray as a community - what is Jumu'ah?
from longest surah to shortest - how is the Qur'an arranged?
give 2.5% to those in need - what is zakat?
give Muslims right to pick up arms; scholars argued that they are meant for Muslims to protect themselves, not spread by sword - what are sword verses?
Hadith - A word meaning "story," the sayings and stories of Muhammad that are meant to form guidance for living out religion.
hafiz - A Muslim who has memorized the Qur'an
ihram - a white cloth men wrap around their wastes and another around their shoulders; put on before going to Mecca
imam - The leader for prayer at a mosque who is chosen for his knowledge of Islam and his personal holiness.
Islam - faith/religion; means submission
jahad (sword verses) - defending Islam through violence OR holy war within own heart; a pillar some add to the five
Ka'bah - The first Islamic shrine that Muslims believe was built by Abraham. Destroyed by pagans, it was reclaimed by Muhammad when he captured Mecca in the seventh century.
Karbala - houses Husayn's tomb; especially sacred to Shi'a
muezzin - a man who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque