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Noun: Islam  'is,laam or is'laam
  1. 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
  2. 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

Derived forms: Islams

Type of: civilisation [Brit], civilization, monotheism

Encyclopedia: Islam, Beliefs and Teachings