- the Islamic community.
Origin of ummah
1880–85; < Arabic: literally, nation
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Examples from the Web for ummah
Al-Diqqi attempted to form the Ummah party in 2012 following the arrests of several prominent Islamists.Mideast Ally Blasts U.S. Over Accused Terrorist Story
March 10, 2014
Mohammad wanted to form a tribe or ummah that was connected through faith, as opposed to blood ties.Mohammad Was Not a Womanizer, and Other Common Misconceptions About Islam Debunked
Olga M. Davidson
September 13, 2012
For ideologues, in a battle over loyalty between the Army and the ummah, the “Ummah” wins.
This attempt to push an “Ummah” is the politics of ideologues of puritanical Islam who want to mollify dissent.
- the Muslim community throughout the world
from Arabic: community
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