Definition of Islam in English:

Islam

Pronunciation /ɪsˈlɑːm/ /ˈɪzlɑːm/ /ˈɪzlam/

noun

mass noun
  • 1The religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah.

    • ‘They argue Islam is a religion of peace.’
    • ‘It does not cover cults within other world religions such as Islam and Hinduism.’
    • ‘Muslims prefer and respect this name because it was the name of the last prophet of Islam.’
    • ‘The spiritual life of Islam is a means to a realization of faith and a perfection of practice.’
    • ‘In Islam when the prophet Adam was on earth he and his family worshipped the one lord.’
    • ‘So I would say that we have more youth and women you know, attracted to the faith of Islam.’
    • ‘Is this an advertisement for Islam, a religion which respects and sanctifies human life?’
    • ‘The last great world religion, Islam, arose not much more than a millennium later.’
    • ‘It is for this reason that the first pillar of Islam is faith in the existence of a divine being.’
    • ‘Is Islam a religion to suit the needs of any time and period or was it meant for a period that has passed?’
    • ‘He also is known to be in favor of declaring Islam as the official faith of the country.’
    • ‘Its very simplicity and directness has always made Islam a religion with great appeal.’
    • ‘He lived in north India at a time when it was under Mughal rule and when Islam was the religion of the rulers.’
    • ‘Our faith of Islam commands us to speak out against injustice wherever it occurs.’
    • ‘People are forgetting that Islam is an international religion and Muslims come in every color.’
    • ‘There was nothing in the film which criticised Muslims as a community or Islam as a religion.’
    • ‘Groups such as the Deobandis assert his teachings on intellectual and mystical Islam.’
    1. 1.1The Muslim world.
      ‘the most enormous complex of fortifications in all Islam’
      • ‘Whoever holds this office is theoretically king of all Islam.’
      • ‘Such a policy would have aroused the enthusiasm of the whole of Islam.’
      • ‘This council is made up of the wisest scholars in the whole of Islam.’

Founded in the Arabian peninsula in the 7th century AD, Islam is now the professed faith of more than a billion people worldwide, particularly in North Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. The ritual observances and moral code of Islam were said to have been given to Muhammad as a series of revelations, which were codified in the Koran. Islam is regarded by its adherents as the last of the revealed religions, and Muhammad is seen as the last of the prophets, building on and perfecting the examples and teachings of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. There are two major branches in Islam, Sunni and Shia

Origin

From Arabic 'islām ‘submission’, from 'aslama ‘submit (to God)’.

Pronunciation

Islam

/ɪsˈlɑːm/ /ˈɪzlɑːm/ /ˈɪzlam/