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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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It is bad enough for me to have slain a Mussulman without having it on my conscience that a Christian who is guiltless should suffer through my fault.
Worshipful sir," he began, "this Mussulman whom you desire to hang is unworthy of death; I alone am guilty.
Naming "it" Leila is a belated and interpretive imposition, rendered meaningful only by the Turkish custom of punishing adultery with drowning--for, as the editorial voice in the poem's Advertisement tells us, female slaves are "thrown, in the Mussulman manner, into the sea for infidelity" (182).
Nothing symbolizes Rouhani's attachment to the Khomeinist ideology of terror and repression than his administration's tributes to an octogenarian terrorist-cum-businessmen who passed away in Tehran this week--Habib-Allah Asgar-Owladi Mussulman, a founding member of the Fedayeen Islam terror group, of which the late Ayatollah Khomeini was a member.
The stranger is shown an ancient and deserted medreseh in the old style of Mussulman architecture, the work evidently of the same ages in which the [Kurdish] khans before spoken of were built.
As the Koran treats all foreigners as foes, nobody will dare to present himself in a Mussulman country without having taken his precautions.
Yousuf said: "You see we came here to play cricket but Mussulman is different.
Nothing equals the misery and the suffering of the Jews at Jerusalem, inhabiting the most filthy quarter of the town, called harethel-yahoud, in the quarter of dirt, between the Zion and the Moriah, where their synagogues are situated--the constant objects of Mussulman oppression and intolerance, insulted by the Greeks, persecuted by the Latins .
He maintains, in effect, that unless the West becomes morally serious, it is doomed to squirm beneath the heel of the Mussulman.
written in the Koran, that all Nations who should have acknowledged their [the Muslims'] authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon whoever they could find and to make Slaves they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.
Renan also believed that "the Mussulman [Muslim] has the most profound disdain for instruction, for science, for every thing that constitutes the European spirit.
Rarely is any lesson of morality given, and the passages of the Quran, which teach the cultivation of the virtues, are much less introduced and commented on than those which bear upon the ceremonials of the Mussulman faith.