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Mohammedan

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Mohammedanism:

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[Arab.,=one who surrenders (himself to God), an agent form of the verb of which Islam is a verbal noun], one who has embraced Islam, a follower of Muhammad. The form Moslem is also common in English; the term Mussulman is now rarely used.
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, [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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Although the Marriage and Divorce of Mohammedans Act requires that a marriage between two Muslims has to be registered, (52) and creates an offence of failure to register that marriage, (53) the Court of Appeal, in a case where the marriage had not been registered, relied on witnesses' testimonies that the marriage took place to hold that indeed that marriage took place and existed.
But no swine, which both Jews and Mohammedans abominate.
Consequently, it cannot exclude individual Catholics, Lutherans, Mohammedans, Baptists, Jews, Methodists, Nonbelievers, Presbyterians, or the members of any other faith, because of their faith, or lack of it, from receiving the benefits of public welfare legislation.
While he was imprisoned in Algiers, he converted several Mohammedans (now referred to as Muslims).
Consider also the Crusades, holy wars waged by the Christian countries of Europe for the purpose of recapturing Palestine from the Mohammedans.
Among topics of particular documents are what Mohammedans in Bosnia think, the political stance of women, the Slovenes and the Yugoslavs, the political program of Hellenism in Turkey, and the Romantic face of Slovakia.
Most often, the Muslims were referred to as Saracens, Turks, Mohammedans, Moors, infidels, pagans and barbarians.
Her Majesty has a good many British subjects who are Mohammedans, and if they came here we would be obliged to receive them; but whether they are Mohammedans or Mormons, when they come here they must obey the laws of Canada.
They are not the mild Mohammedans of India, nor the chivalrous Saladins of Syria, nor the cultured Moors of Spain.
In two broadsides published in 1888, "The Revelation: The 'Book Sealed with Seven Seals' Now Open" and "The Revelation: 'The Seven Trumpets" he not only reiterated his by now familiar proposal; he expanded his vision for the Holy Land to include all three "revealed religions" stating that as the nations of Christendom, together with the Jews and Mohammedans, constituted now about "the third part of men" the conditions were favourable for the prophesy to be fulfilled.
Edward Said, in his pivotal work, Orientalism , outlined the misguided intentions and probable causes for Orientalist mischief in terms of translating works and objectifying Arab and Muslim nations; their misunderstanding that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is Jesus Christ of Muslims reducing worshippers of Allah to Mohammedans and refusing to see them as they really are.
Fifty per cent of the students are Mohammedans and the rest belong to Hindu religion.