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Muhammad

[ moo-ham-uhd, -hah-muhd ]
/ mʊˈhæm əd, -ˈhɑ məd /
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noun

Also Mo·ham·med [moo-ham-id, -hah-mid, moh-], /mʊˈhæm ɪd, -ˈhɑ mɪd, moʊ-/, Ma·hom·et [muh-hom-it] /məˈhɒm ɪt/ .a.d. 570–632, Arab prophet: founder of Islam.
Elijah Elijah Poole, 1897–1975, U.S. clergyman: leader of the Black Muslims 1934–75.
a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for Muhammad

Muhammad
/ (mʊˈhæməd) /

noun

?570–632 ad, the prophet believed by Muslims to be the channel for the final unfolding of God's revelation to mankind: popularly regarded as the founder of Islam. He began to teach in Mecca in 610 but persecution forced him to flee with his followers to Medina in 622. After several battles, he conquered Mecca (630), establishing the principles of Islam (embodied in the Koran) over all Arabia
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Cultural definitions for Muhammad

Muhammad

The Arab founder of Islam, Muhammad is held by Muslims to be the chief prophet of God. He was born in Mecca (see also Mecca). Muslims believe that the Koran was dictated to him by an angel sent from God.

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