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prophecy: The ongoing practice of predicting the future
prophet: The concept of a divinely inspired and sent religious leader
Proserpine: daughter of Zeus
prostitutes: A practice
Provisioning of Mecca: Regular donation of food to the city of Mecca by the nearby tribes of Bajīla, Zahrān, and Ghāmid
provisioning pilgrims: A practice
Psalms: A practice
public confession: A practice
public ovens: A practice
public watering-place: A practice
punishment: A practice
purple cloth: A practice
qabāla: A contract
qāḍī: A Muslim judge who bases his decisions on the sharīʾa
qāḍī of Mecca: A practice
qadirga: A galley ship
Qaḥṭānī: Figure associated with the apocalypse who will arrive after the Mahdi
qāʾid: An Arabic title
qal‘a: A type of stronghold
qāl: "a type of millet"
qalicha: A small expensive rug
qamārī: "variety of aloe"
qanāt: A practice
qāqulī: "variety of aloe"
qāshānī tiles: A practice
qawl: "a kind of song in South Russia"
qawl: A stipulation or vow
qāzghān: A Turkish word for a cooking pot
qibla: A practice
qisṭ: A unit of measure
qoshi: "pageboy among the Golden Horde"
qubba: A dome, cupola, or domed building
qudsī fabric: from Jerusalem
question sessions: A practice
qulb al-mās : "Maldive kalu bili mas, i.e. black bonito, Scomber pelamis"
qumizz: "mare’s milk drunk among the Golden Horde"
Qurʿān recitation: A practice
Qurʾān teacher: A practice
Quraysh, Caliph from: Muslim leader from the clan of Muhammad who plays a role in some Muslim conceptions of the apocalypse
qurqūra: "large merchant ship"
Rabbis: A practice
rabbit honored by the Mongols: The idea that Mongols especially honored the rabbit probably reflects the Chinese zodiac cycle followed by Mongols
rabboni: an honorific term for a religious teacher (cf. John 20:16)
rabunapet: an honorific term for a religious teacher
radish: A practice
raining ash: A practice
rainspout: A practice
raʾīs: Leader of a village or town
raisins: A practice
Raʾīs al-Ruʾasāʾ: title
Rajab ceremonies in Mecca: A practice
rakʿāt: A practice
Ramaḍān: The month of fasting in the Islamic calendar
rams: A practice
rasūldār: An office
Raṭl: A practice
Raṭl in Akhlat: A unit of measurement.
Raṭl in Mayyafarqin: A unit of measurement.
rats: A practice
raʿya: A term for subject people, especially non-Muslim subjects
raybūl: a type of flower, perhaps white jasmine
Rāy: "(Indian title)"
Reading the Torah : A practice
rebellion: A practice
Recluse: A practice
red dinar: coin
Reds: Roman circus faction
reefs: A practice
refectory: A practice
Refuge of the Mahdi: The Mahdi takes refuge in Mecca from the Dajjal, who cannot set foot in the city, in one Muslim conception of the apocalypse
relics: A practice
return of Jesus: Jesus will return to earth to fight the Dajjal in an early Islamic conception of the apocalpyse
reverence for ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib: "reverenced by the ʿAlawīs"
rhinoceros: A practice
rice: A practice
riding elephants: A practice
Rifāʿī Ṣūfī order: A practice
right of asylum: A practice
rishtā: "macaroni, eaten in South Russia"
Roc: "fabulous bird"
Roman papacy: An office
Roman Secular Games: A practice
root of Jesse: a Messianic title
rosary of pearls: A practice
roses : A practice
rose-water: A practice
rubb: "grape syrup"
rubies: A practice
Rue: a type of plant
rule of Jesus: Jesus will return to earth as a ruler and fight the Dajjal in an early Islamic conception of the apocalpyse
rumble: the noise
Rūmī rugs: made of sheep's wool
Sable: a valuable fur