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Noun: Islamism  is'laa,mi-zum [N. Amer], 'iz-lu,mi-zum [Brit]
  1. A fundamentalist Islamic revivalist movement generally characterized by moral conservatism and the literal interpretation of the Koran and the attempt to implement Islamic values in all aspects of life
  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
    "Islamism is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion";
    - Islam, Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism

Type of: monotheism, religious movement

Encyclopedia: Islamism