What does Islam mean?

Definitions for Islamɪsˈlɑm, -ˈlæm, ɪz-, ˈɪs ləm, ˈɪz-

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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.

  2. Origin: 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

  2. Islam(noun)

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

  3. Origin: [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.

Anagrams for Islam »

  1. alims, mails, salmi


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald Trump:

    I think Islam hates us.

  2. Jon Ritzheimer:

    True Islam is terrorism.

  3. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    Radical Islam is at war with us.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    We are at war with radical Islam.

  5. Jon Ritzheimer:

    I'm trying to achieve exposing Islam.

Images & Illustrations of Islam

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