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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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 and 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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As this Christian understands it, the Qur'an embodies the incarnational principle, with the chanting of the holy words that came from God to [Prophet] Muhammad [pbuh] as the way God's presence is experienced again.Non-Muslims tend to think that the Prophet is to Islam something like what Jesus is to Christianity (which is why non-Muslims have mistakenly called the religion "Muhammadanism"), but it is the Qur'an that holds such a central place.
In the East Asian order of things, Confucianism, like the outmoded term Muhammadanism, is a misnomer, a cultural construction of the Jesuits in the seventeenth century.
The name "Muhammad" means "he who is highly praised." The Western term commonly used in the early decades of this century to denominate Islam, "Muhammadanism," is radically misleading; it may imply either that Muhammad simply invented what soon became a world religion without benefit of any divine revelation, or that Muslims believe that Muhammad was divine in a fashion similar to the Christian understanding of the nature of Christ.