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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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