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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Arabic isl?m submission (to the will of God) Date: 1817 1. the religious faith of Muslims including belief in Allah as the sole deity and in Muhammad as his prophet 2. a. the civilization erected upon Islamic faith b. the group of modern nations in which Islam is the dominant religion Islamic adjective Islamics noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah. 2 the Muslim world. Derivatives: Islamic adj. Islamism n. Islamist n. Islamize v.tr. (also -ise). Islamization n. Etymology: Arab. islam submission (to God) f. aslama resign oneself

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.] 1. The religion of the Mohammedans; Mohammedanism; Islamism. Their formula of faith is: There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet. 2. The whole body of Mohammedans, or the countries which they occupy.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Islam is the religion of the Muslims, which was started by Mohammed. 2. Some people use Islam to refer to all the countries where Islam is the main religion. ...relations between Islam and the West.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Islamism, Mahometanism. 2. The Mahometans, the Moslems, the Musselmans.



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