The Islamic World By: Farida Garcia-Bengochea Mecca is one of the holiest places in the Muslim world. There are two pilgrimages to this city, the first is Hajj which is the most popular and is one of the Muslim pillars. The second is Omra which is shorter than Hajj and you can do it multiple times in your life. Medina is the city where Prophet Mohamed was born and raised and lived during most of his life. Medina has three of the oldest Mosque located within it. There is al- so a special type dates that only grows in Medina, that you could try, whenever anyone has tried to grow it somewhere else the dates don't taste the same, so if you are there be sure to buy some. The second great Caliph, Umar had a Mosque built in his honor in Bethlehem right next to the Church of the Nativity. So if you do got to Bethlehem you will be able to see both landmarks. It has been told that Mount. Sinai was the spot that God gave laws to the Israelites. Though it is mainly known for being a Christian landmark it is listed in the Quran as "The Holy Valley" This Mosque is actually located in Medina, and even though Medina is already on this list it just has so much significant to Islam that it has to be added to the list. This mosque is actually where the Proph- et Mohamed is buried, which gives this mosque a huge connection with the ancient Islamic world. Shahadah (Believing that there is only one God) Salah (Praying) Zakah (Giving to Charity) Sawam (Fasting) Hajj (The Pilgrimage)
Muslims where the first people to notice that dieses like Tuberculosis and Small pox spread, thought they didn't have microscopes to know that germs spread them, they did realize that they needed to keep sick people away from healthy people which lead to the first hospitals in the world.
To find out where they would put the hospitals a man got 5 pieces of raw meat and stuck them on a stick and then put those sticks in five different areas and after 3 days he went and checked on the meat and whichever meat had less mold is where the first hospital was built.