What does Islam mean?

Definitions for Islam
ɪsˈlɑm, -ˈlæm, ɪz-, ˈɪs ləm, ˈɪz-Is·lam

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Islam, Muslimism(noun)

    the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion

    "Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia"

  2. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. Islam(Noun)

    An Abrahamic and monotheistic religion that originated with the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad; its followers are Muslim.

    Etymology: اسلام. The root is the same as that of سلام.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Islam(noun)

    the religion of the Mohammedans; Mohammedanism; Islamism. Their formula of faith is: There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet

    Etymology: [Ar. islm obedience to the will of God, submission, humbling one's self, resigning one's self to the divine disposal. Cf. Moslem.]

  2. Islam(noun)

    the whole body of Mohammedans, or the countries which they occupy

    Etymology: [Ar. islm obedience to the will of God, submission, humbling one's self, resigning one's self to the divine disposal. Cf. Moslem.]

Freebase

  1. Islam

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Islam

    iz′lam, Islamism, iz′lam-izm, n. the proper name of the Mohammedan religion: the whole Mohammedan world.—adjs. Islam′ic, Islamit′ic.—n. Is′lamite.—v.t. Islamīze′, to conform to Mohammedanism. [Ar. islāmsalama, to submit to God.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Islam

    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

  1. Islam

    A monotheistic religion promulgated by the Prophet Mohammed with Allah as the deity.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Islam

    From the Arabic islama, to bend. This term expressed an entire submission or resignation to the will of God. By the Mohammedans “Islam” is described as the true faith.

Anagrams for Islam »

  1. alims, mails, salmi

How to pronounce Islam?

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How to say Islam in sign language?

  1. islam

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Islam in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Islam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Islam in a Sentence

  1. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    The terrorist organization called Daesh, which burnt our hearts in this holy month, is the biggest form of evil that targets our religion, they have no links whatsoever to Islam or Muslims.

  2. Edwin Shuker:

    Most of these people are Muslim Kurds who perhaps have a grandmother or great-grandmother of Jewish origin who converted to Islam two or three generations ago. they are not moving back from anywhere; they are simply more comfortable to reveal a Jewish connection.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Mostly Pakistani electronic and print media are talking, spreading, and participating in the foreign policy agenda against Islam, Armed Forces, Pakistan, and the Pakistani nation by receiving funds for that purpose. It is common sense to understand that there is no one; who will do against their people and land without getting any reward and money. They have organized the so-called Amn Ki Aasha; they are not on the Mission of Peace, but on the Mission of Destruction of the moral, Islamic, and cultural values of our society. They are openly traitors and agents of foreign secret agencies, especially Indians. The agencies do not leave the proof and sign of their involvement. We should, as a Muslim nation and as a great Armed Forces of the world, first, trace and clean up the traitors and agents at home and within us and then turn to others, out of the homeland. The enemies, who are active to destroy our beloved Pakistani security, and peace, our media is the ugly enemy of our defense system, it should and must be brought to justice to give the lesson forever.

  4. Yuval Steinitz:

    I recommend fighting terrorist and extremist Islam, but I would not declare a boycott of, ostracism against or war on Muslims in general, we in the state of Israel have many Muslim citizens who are loyal.

  5. Charles Krauthammer:

    Number one, they depend hugely on tourism to get their foreign exchange. Sharm el-Sheikh is one of their number one tourist destinations. The only way to get there is by airplane. You shut down the airport, it dies, the second [reason they’re afraid] is that the Egyptian regime is in a death struggle with radical Islam in the country… And now if they're able to bring down airplanes, the prestige of the regime in sort of winning the battle against the jihadists is really diminished.

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