Islam

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noun Is·lam \is-ˈläm, iz-, -ˈlam' ˈis-ˌläm, ˈiz-, -ˌlam\

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

Islamic

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

Islamics

play \is-ˈlä-miks, iz-, -ˈla-\ noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Origin and Etymology of islam

Arabic islām submission (to the will of God)

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ISLAM Defined for English Language Learners

Islam

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Definition of Islam for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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