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Ummah, Umma, Muslim Ummah, Islamic Ummah, Islam Nation(noun)
the Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to Pakistan
"moderate Muslims urge the Ummah to reject the terrorism of radical Muslims"
The worldwide Muslim community.
Origin: From امة.
Ummah is an Arabic word meaning "nation" or "community". It is distinguished from Sha'b which means a nation with common ancestry or geography. Thus, it can be said to be a supra-national community with a common history. It is a synonym for ummat al-Islamiyah, and it is commonly used to mean the collective community of Islamic peoples. In the context of Pan-Islamism and politics, the word Ummah can be used to mean the concept of a Commonwealth of the Believers.
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