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Muslim

(mŭz`lĭm) [Arab.,=one who surrenders (himself to God), an agent form of the verb of which IslamIslam
, [Arab.,=submission to God], world religion founded by the Prophet Muhammad. Founded in the 7th cent., Islam is the youngest of the three monotheistic world religions (with Judaism and Christianity). An adherent to Islam is a Muslim [Arab.,=one who submits].
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 is a verbal noun], one who has embraced Islam, a follower of MuhammadMuhammad
[Arab.,=praised], 570?–632, the name of the Prophet of Islam, one of the great figures of history, b. Mecca. Early Life

Muhammad was the son of Abdallah ibn Abd al-Muttalib and his wife Amina, both of the Hashim clan of the dominant Kuraish (Quraysh)
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. The form Moslem is also common in English; the term Mussulman is now rarely used.

Muslim

, Moslem
1. a follower of the religion of Islam
2. of or relating to Islam, its doctrines, culture, etc.
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First in order are the great mollahs, or Mahometan prelates of the realm, who are seated in the Persian fashion, that is, kneeling, and then sitting backward on their upturned heels.
Being a Plea for the Inclusion within the Church of England of all Mahometans, Jews, Buddhists, Brahmins, Papists and Atheists, submitted to the consideration of the British Public
Beard, Women as Force in History, supra note 14, at 90 ("Jefferson was scarcely exaggerating when he wrote long after the Commentaries appeared: 'The opinion seems to be that Blackstone is to us what the Alcoran is to the Mahometans, that everything which is necessary is in him, and what is not in him is not necessary'").
John to lose Rhodes, after they [Knights] had held and maintain'd it with so much constancy, so much Expense of treasure, and loss of blood, was against the whole power of the Barbarous Mahometans, for the space of two hundred and thirty years" (506).
Biographical Introduction and Notes, of Joseph Pitts of Exeter's A Faithful Account of the Religion and Manners of the Mahometans, 17.
Encountering Islam; Joseph Pitts an English slave in 17th-century Algiers and Mecca; a critical edition, with biographical notes, of Joseph Pitts of Exeter's A Faithful Account of the Religion and Manners of the Mahometans, 1731.
Heathens, Mahometans, and Jews," says Wesley (1986d), "still retain (notwithstanding many mistakes) that faith that worketh by love" ([section][section] 2.
Dans L'Esprit des Lois, Montesquieu fait parler un juif fictif qui critique ardemment l'Inquisition en Espagne et au Portugal: "Vous [les chretiens] vous privez de l'avantage que vous a donne sur les mahometans la maniere dont leur religion s'est etablie.
The founding fathers forged the pluralist identity and Ahmed quotes George Washington's famous words, "The bosom of America was to open to receive the oppressed and persecuted of all nations, whom we shall welcome, to all our rights and privileges; they may be Mahometans, Jews or Christians of any sect or they may be atheists.
The Mahometans, who own but one true God, at first borrowed the notion from the scriptures: for the first Mahometans had been educated in the Christian religion, and apostatized from it" (p.
But also I have really got hold of an old Epicurean so desperately impious in his recommendations to live only for Today that the good Mahometans have scarce dared to multiply MSS of him.
I am firmly convinced, Arab born and bred as I am, that all efforts on the part of Europeans to do away, at a sweep, with the incarnate ignorance of Mahometans, and to fly the flag of science and learning, with even the smallest amount of precipitation, will meet with barren effect" (78-8).