Definitions for Islamɪsˈlɑm, -ˈlæm, ɪz-, ˈɪs ləm, ˈɪz-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Is•lamɪsˈlɑm, -ˈlæm, ɪz-, ˈɪs ləm, ˈɪz-(n.)
the religion of the Muslims, as set forth in the Koran, that teaches that there is only one God, Allah, and that Muhammad is His prophet.
Category: Eastern Religions
the whole body of Muslim believers, their civilization, and the countries in which theirs is the dominant religion.
Category: Eastern Religions
Origin of Islam:
1605–15; < Ar islām lit., submission (to God)
the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion
"Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia"
Islam, Islamism, Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism(noun)
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
Islam(noun)ɪsˈlɑm, -ˈlæm, ɪz-, ˈɪs ləm, ˈɪz-
***a religion based on the teaching of Mohammed
An Abrahamic and monotheistic religion that originated with the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad; its followers are Muslim.
Origin: اسلام. The root is the same as that of سلام.
the religion of the Mohammedans; Mohammedanism; Islamism. Their formula of faith is: There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet
the whole body of Mohammedans, or the countries which they occupy
Islam is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a book considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God and by the teachings and normative example of Muhammad, considered by them to be the last prophet of God. An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim. Muslims believe that God is one and incomparable and the purpose of existence is to love and serve God. Muslims also believe that Islam is the complete and universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed at many times and places before, including through Abraham, Moses and Jesus, whom they consider prophets. They maintain that the previous messages and revelations have been partially misinterpreted or altered over time, but consider the Arabic Qur'an to be both the unaltered and the final revelation of God. Religious concepts and practices include the five pillars of Islam, which are basic concepts and obligatory acts of worship, and following Islamic law, which touches on virtually every aspect of life and society, providing guidance on multifarious topics from banking and welfare, to warfare and the environment.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
or Islamism, the religion of Mahomet, "that we must submit to God; that our whole strength lies in resigned submission to Him, whatsoever He do to us, for this world and the other; this is the soul of Islam; it is properly the soul of Christianity; Christianity also commands us, before all, to be resigned to God. This is yet the highest wisdom that Heaven has revealed to our earth." See "Heroes and Hero-Worship."
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A monotheistic religion promulgated by the Prophet Mohammed with Allah as the deity.
Translations for Islam
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the Muslim religion.
- IslãPortuguese (BR)
- der IslamGerman
- íslam, múhameðstrúIcelandic
- islams; musulmanismsLatvian
- İslâm, MüslümanlıkTurkish
- 回教Chinese (Trad.)
- đạo HồiVietnamese
- 伊斯兰教Chinese (Simp.)
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