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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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Seventeen other men called themselves Muslim, and although they were 'not yet made' (presumably had not yet pronounced the syahadat, the confession of faith) they 'complied with all the forms and were admitted to the privilege of eating with [Muslims] and were not, for a long time, suspected to be any thing but Mahometans'.
The Persians, being now Mahometans [Muslims], are reluctant to admit that this anniversary is continued from the customs of the Fire Worshippers [Zoroastrians], and allege that the No Rooz is really to celebrate the birth of the mother of the Prophet.
An Englishman turning Mahometan, & hauing goods, or estate in his hands belonging to his English Principalls, those goods or estate shall bee deliuered into the hands of the Embassadour, or Consul that they may conuey, & make them good to the true owners.
'Prophesy, history, and the present state of the world seem to unite in declaring that the great pillars of the Papal and Mahometan impostures are now tottering to their fall....
However, as he reminds us in this second book, for the English readers and writers of the period "there was no Islam or Muslims, only Mahomet and Mahometans" (1).
Locke also asserted, however, that "neither pagan, nor Mahometan, nor Jew, ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the commonwealth, because of his religion." Id.
Similarly, Fernando is described in a prophecy about the man who will lead the morisco uprising: "Here)e de su ley sera primero, / habido exteriormente por cristiano; / mas en lo interior y verdadero / sera en linaje y fe mahometano" (First he must be a heretic from his religion; A Christian on the outside, in truth and on the inside he will be Mahometan, in lineage and in faith) (231).
Ainsi mahomEtan, africain, cendrE, cEleste, sont des adjectifs relatifs." The nisba adjectives, as we can see, can also express colours such as 'ash-coulored' or 'sky-blue', based on a relation of resemblance with a prototypical bearer of the colour in question.4 Gorguos, by the way, used both adjectif relatif and adjectif de relation for designating the nisba adjective.
When distinguished, they were homogenized into "Hindoo" and "Mahometan Hindoos," or Muslims (e.g., de Verteuil 1858).
[...] The rigid sentence of Omar is repugnant to the sound and orthodox precept of the Mahometan casuists they expressly declare, that the religious books of the Jews and Christians, which are acquired by the right of war, should never be committed to the flames; and that the works of profane science, historians or poets, physicians or philosophers, may be lawfully applied to the use of the faithful" (9: 440-41).
(80) >> Alors que le caractere francais du roi de Navarre ne faisait aucun doute, << le duc de Guise n'hesitait pas a appeler a la rescousse << un Espagnol, un Italien, voire un Turc et Mahometan, pour le faire participant de sa conquete, et partager avec lui, aimant trop mieux avoir une partie de ce corps politique qu'il marchande il y a si long-temps, que de le conserver sain et entier a sa mere, a l'exemple de la paillarde, qui aimoit mieux avoir la moitie de l'enfant de sa Voisine, que de le voir rester a la vraie mere en son entier.