Pan-Islam

noun
\ ¦pan+ \
variants: or Pan-Islamism \ "+ \
plural -s

Definition of Pan-Islam

: a political movement launched in Turkey at the end of the 19th century by Sultan Abdul-Hamid II for the purpose of combating the process of westernization and fostering the unification of Islam

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History and Etymology for Pan-Islam

pan- + islam or islamism

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“Pan-Islam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pan-Islam. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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