Is·lam /ɪsˈlɑm, ɪz, ˈlæm, ˈɪsˌ, ˈɪzˌ/
Is·lam prop. n.
1. The religion of the Muslims; Islamism. Their formula of faith is: There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet. An older term is Mohammedanism, but this term is considered offensive by many Muslims, as their submission is to Allah, not Mohammed.
2. The whole body of Muslims, or the countries which they occupy.
n 1: the religion of Muslims collectively which governs their
civilization and way of life; the predominant religion
of northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan and
Indonesia [syn: Islamism, Muslimism, Muhammadanism,
2: the monotheistic religion of Muslims founded in Arabia in
the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as
laid down in the Koran; "the term Muhammadanism is
offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad,
founded their religion" [syn: Islamism, Mohammedanism,