17Islam - Two BranchesThere are two major branches of Islam: Sunni (85%), and Shiite (15%).There is a lot of conflict between these two branches.
18FundamentalismThere is a small group of Muslim fundamentalists that have traditional beliefs about behavior and appearance.They believe in family unity, male dominance over women and children, and no outside (non-religious) influences.
19the Five PillarsMuslims follow religious duties, called the Five Pillars.
20FaithFaith in God and in Mohammed as the messenger of God
21PrayerPrayer five times each day, facing Mecca (the holiest city of Islam)
22CharityCharity - giving money to the less fortunate
23FastingFasting - not eating or drinking between sunrise and sunset during the holy month of Ramadan.
24PilgrimagePilgrimage (hajj) a journey to Mecca at least once in their lifetime