Definitions for Muslimˈmʌz lɪm, ˈmʊz-, ˈmʊs-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Mus•lim*ˈmʌz lɪm, ˈmʊz-, ˈmʊs-(adj.; n.)(pl.)-lims, -lim.
(adj.)of or pertaining to the religion, law, or civilization of Islam.
Category: Eastern Religions
(n.)an adherent of Islam.
Category: Eastern Religions
Category: Common Vocabulary, Eastern Religions
Ref: Black Muslim.
* Usage: Moslem , once the more widely used form, still has currency but has declined in favor of Muslim. The use of Muhammadan in reference to Islam or its adherents is rejected by Muslims themselves, as is Muhammadanism for Islam.
Origin of Muslim:
< Ar, lit., a person who submits. See Islam
a believer in or follower of Islam
Muslim, Moslem, Islamic(adj)
of or relating to or supporting Islamism
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
Muslim(noun)ˈmʌz lɪm, ˈmʊz-, ˈmʊs-
sb who believes in Islam
Muslim(adjective)ˈmʌz lɪm, ˈmʊz-, ˈmʊs-
relating to Islam
A person who is a follower and believer of the Islamic faith.
Relating to believers of Islam.
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" is an Arabic word meaning "one who submits to God". Muslims believe that there is no other God but the one true God who is referred to with the name Allah. God is eternal, transcendent, absolutely one, and incomparable; that he is self-sustaining, who begets not nor was begotten. Muslim beliefs regarding God are summed up in chapter 112 of the Qur'an, al-Ikhlas, "the chapter of purity". 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 the prophets Abraham, Moses and Jesus. Muslims maintain that previous messages and revelations have been partially changed or corrupted over time, but consider the Qur'an to be both unaltered and the final revelation from God—Final Testament. Most Muslims accept as a Muslim anyone who has publicly pronounced the Shahadah which states, "I testify that there is no god except for the God, and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of God." They also believe that Muhammad is the Seal of the Prophets and the final prophet. Their basic religious practices are enumerated in the Five Pillars of Islam, which, in addition to Shahadah, consist of daily prayers, fasting during Ramadan, almsgiving, and the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime.
Translations for Muslim
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a person) of the religion known as Islam.
- muçulmanoPortuguese (BR)
- der Moslem; moslemischGerman
- मुस्लिम, मुसलमानHindi
- muzulmán, mohamedánHungarian
- イスラム教徒 (の)Japanese
- 회교의, 회교도Korean
- Muzułmanin, islamskiPolish
- moslim; moslimskýSlovak
- Müslüman, islâmTurkish
- 回教徒Chinese (Trad.)
- мусульманин; мусульманськийUkrainian
- tín đồ Hồi giáoVietnamese
- 穆斯林，伊斯兰教信徒Chinese (Simp.)
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