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Noun: Islamism  is'laa,mi-zum [N. Amer], 'iz-lu,mi-zum [Brit]
  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
    "Islamism is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion";
    - Islam, Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism
     
  2. 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

Type of: monotheism, religious movement

Encyclopedia: Islamism