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, Muslimismnoun
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"
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.
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
Etymology: [Ar. islm obedience to the will of God, submission, humbling one's self, resigning one's self to the divine disposal. Cf. Moslem.]
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
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. islām—salama, to submit to God.]
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.
Etymology and Origins
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.
alims, mails, salmi
The numerical value of Islam in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Islam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Islam is compatible with democracy and we should refuse any confusion (about this).
Prime Minister Netanyahu is a great friend of our country, and this invitation carries with it our unwavering commitment to the security and well-being of his people, in this time of challenge, I am asking the prime minister to address Congress on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life.
Our Judeo-Christian culture is far superior to the Islamic one, i can give you a million reasons. But here is an important one: We have humor and they don't. ... Islam does not allow free speech, because free speech shows how evil and wrong Islam is. And Islam does not allow humor, because humor shows how foolish and ridiculous it is.
Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past.
Using sacred Islam's name, exploiting it, this terrorist group which spills Muslim blood has gone as far as attacking the town where the mosque and blessed remains of our Prophet are located, daesh is a dagger plunged into the chest of Muslims. Whoever gives support to this group, whether out of sectarian fanaticism or another motive, commits the same sin.
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