Have the borders in the Middle East changed or pretty much stayed the same?
They've changed a lot.
What did Mehmet II change the name of Constantinople to?
What was the Ottoman Empire's nickname?
The Gunpowder Empire
There are many of these buildings in the Middle East.
Where was each empire based:
Ottomans, Safavids, Mughals
Turkey, Iran, India
What is a caliph?
A Muslim leader
What were jannisaries?
Christian children who were taken from their families, forced to convert to Islam and trained to be soldiers. Ended up being treated great.
Which sect believes that the Muslim leader should be a descendant of Muhammad?
Shi'ite or Shi'a
What sect has the larger world population?
Religious Islamic art was comprised of what?
geometric shapes and Arabic calligraphy
Who is Allah?
the Muslim God
Who is Muhammad?
He is the prophet of God (God, or Allah, spoke to him through the angel Gabriel)
What is the Koran?
It is the religious text of Islam.
What is Ramadan?
It is the month that Muslims fast during the day.
Muslim place of worship
What country did Islam begin in?
What is the holiest city in the Islamic world?
Locate the Middle East on the map.
What was the capital of the Islamic Empire?
What three continents did the Islamic Empire reach?
Asia, Africa, Europe