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Is·lam  audio  (s-läm, z-, släm, z-) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. 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.
    1. The people or nations that practice Islam; the Muslim world.
    2. The civilization developed by the Muslim world.

ETYMOLOGY:
Arabic 'islm, submission, from 'aslama, to surrender, resign oneself, from Syriac 'alem, to make peace, surrender, derived stem of lem, to be complete; see lm in Semitic roots

OTHER FORMS:
Is·lamic(Adjective)


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