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Noun: Islam  'is,laam or is'laam
  1. The civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion
    "Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia";
    - Muslimism
     
  2. The monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion";
    - Islamism, Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism

Derived forms: Islams

Type of: civilisation [Brit], civilization, monotheism

Encyclopedia: Islam, Beliefs and Teachings