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Islam

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noun Is·lam \is-ˈläm, iz-, -ˈlam, ˈis-ˌ, ˈiz-ˌ\

Simple Definition of Islam

  • : the religion which teaches that there is only one God and that Muhammad is God's prophet : the religion of Muslims

  • : the modern nations in which Islam is the main religion

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Islam

  1. 1 :  the religious faith of Muslims including belief in Allah as the sole deity and in Muhammad as his prophet

  2. 2 a :  the civilization erected upon Islamic faith b :  the group of modern nations in which Islam is the dominant religion

Islamic

play \is-ˈlä-mik, iz-, -ˈla-\ adjective

Islamics

play \-miks\ noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Origin and Etymology of islam

Arabic islām submission (to the will of God)


First Known Use: 1817

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