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"


  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.]


  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?

  1. Alex
    US English

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  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. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

    I'll keep all the options on the table in order to defeat the evil forces of radical Islam.

  2. Mohammad Abu-Salha:

    This is Islam, these three individuals who never had a fight in their lives.

  3. Mark Arabo:

    In Iraq, they only had three choices: convert to Islam, death by the sword or leave the country, they’ve refused to convert, escaped slavery and death – only to be imprisoned by our broken immigration system.

  4. Zakir Naik:

    It was never my intention to upset any individual or community, it is against the basic tenets of Islam, and I would like to convey my heartfelt apologies for this misunderstanding.

  5. President Barack Obama on Wednesday:

    Muslim leaders need to do more to discredit the notion that our nations are determined to suppress Islam.

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    come out into view, as from concealment
    • A. fudge
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