Islam and Muslim

Islam

Islam (; '  ) is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a text considered by its adherents to be the word of God ( ), and by the teachings and normative example (called the Sunnah and composed of Hadith) of Muhammad, considered by them to be the last prophet of God.

Islam n 1: the religion of Muslims collectively which governs their civilization and way of life; the predominant religion of northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan and Indonesia [syn: {Islamism}, {Muslimism}, {Muhammadanism}, {Mohammedanism}, {Mohammadanism}] 2: the monotheistic religion of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion" [syn: {Islamism}, {Mohammedanism}, {Muhammadanism}, {Muslimism}]

Mohammedanism \Mo*ham"med*an*ism\, Mohammedism \Mo*ham"med*ism\ , prop. n. The religion, or doctrines and precepts, of Mohammed, contained in the Koran; Islamism; Islam. The term {Islam} is preferred by most Moslems, and some find the term Mohammedanism to be offensive, as they worship Allah, not Mohammed. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Islam \Is"lam\, n. [Ar. isl[=a]m obedience to the will of God, submission, humbling one's self, resigning one's self to the divine disposal. Cf. {Moslem}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The religion of the Mohammedans; Mohammedanism; Islamism. Their formula of faith is: There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet. [1913 Webster] 2. The whole body of Mohammedans, or the countries which they occupy. [1913 Webster]

Muslim

A Muslim, also spelled Moslem, is an adherent of Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion based on the Qur'an—which Muslims consider the verbatim word of God as revealed to prophet Muhammad—and, with lesser authority than the Qur'an, the teachings and practices of Muhammad as recorded in traditional accounts, called hadith.

Muslim adj : of or relating to or supporting Islamism; "Islamic art" [syn: {Moslem}, {Islamic}] n : a believer or follower of Islam [syn: {Moslem}, {Mohammedan}, {Muhammedan}, {Muhammadan}, {Islamist}]

Muslim \Mus"lim\, n. & a. See {Moslem}. [1913 Webster]

Moslem \Mos"lem\ (m[o^]z"l[e^]m), n.; pl. {Moslems} (m[o^]z"l[e^]mz), or collectively {Moslem}. [Ar. muslim a true believer in the Mohammedan faith, fr. salama to submit to God, to resign one's self to the divine will. Cf. {Islam}, {Mussulman}.] An adherent of Islam; a Mussulman; an orthodox Mohammedan. [Written also {muslim}.] ``Heaps of slaughtered Moslem.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] They piled the ground with Moslem slain. --Halleck. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • islam: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • islam: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • islam: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • muslim: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • muslim: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • muslim: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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