-) KEY NOUN:
- A monotheistic religion characterized by the acceptance of the doctrine of submission to God and to Muhammad as the chief and last prophet of God.
- The people or nations that practice Islam; the Muslim world.
- The civilization developed by the Muslim world.
, from 'aslama
, to surrender, resign oneself
, from Syriac 'alem
, to make peace, surrender
, derived stem of lem
, to be complete
; see lm
in Semitic rootsOTHER FORMS:Is·lamic(Adjective)