What is Muslim?

  • (adj): Of or relating to or supporting Islamism.
    Synonyms: Moslem, Islamic
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A Muslim, also spelled Moslem, is an adherent of Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion based on the Qur'an—which Muslims consider the verbatim word of God as revealed to prophet Muhammad—and, with lesser authority than the Qur'an, the teachings and practices of Muhammad as recorded in traditional accounts, called hadith. "Muslim" is an Arabic word meaning "one who submits to God".

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Character of The Exilarchate in The Arabic Era - Income and Privileges
... The Muslim author of the 9th century, Al-Jahiz, who has been referred to above, makes special mention of the shofar, the wind-instrument which was used when the exilarch (ras al-jalut ... The punishment of excommunication, continues the author, is the only one which in Muslim countries the exilarch of the Jews and the catholicos of the Christians may pronounce, for they ... Another Muslim author reports a conversation that took place in the 8th century between a follower of Islam and the exilarch, in which the latter boasted "Seventy generations have passed between me and King David ...
Muslim - Demographics
... Main article Islam#Demographics See also List of countries by Muslim population About 13% of Muslims live in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country, 25 ...
Kamala Surayya - Conversion To Islam
... After being asked by her lover Sadiq Ali, an Islamic scholar and a Muslim League MP, she embraced Islam in 1999 at the age of 65 and assumed the name Kamala Surayya ... He asked me to become a Muslim which I did on my return home ... not worth it to change one's religion and said "I fell in love with a Muslim after my husband's death ...
Zafarul Islam Khan
... Zafarul Islam Khan is an Indian Muslim author and journalist based in New Delhi ... editor and publisher of The Milli Gazette fortnightly focusing on issues concerning the Muslim community, which is a minority in India ... He has contributed eight articles to the Encyclopaedia of Islam (Leiden) on Indo-Muslim themes ...
Iqbal Park
... session (22–24 March 1940) of All India Muslim League, calling for greater Muslim autonomy in British India ... synonymous to the demand for a separate Muslim state of Pakistan ...

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    For the salvation of his soul the Muslim digs a well. It would be a fine thing if each of us were to leave behind a school, or a well, or something of the sort, so that life would not pass by and retreat into eternity without a trace.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)