of or relating to the religion, law, or civilization of Islam.
an adherent of Islam.
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- an·ti-Muslim, adjective, noun, plural an·ti-Mus·lims, an·ti-Mus·lim.
- half-Mus·lim, adjective, noun, plural half-Muslims, half-Muslim.
- non-Mus·lim, adjective, noun, plural non-Mus·lims, non-Mus·lim.
- pre-Mus·lim, adjective, noun, plural pre-Mus·lims, pre-Mus·lim.
- pro-Mus·lim, adjective, noun, plural pro-Mus·lims, pro-Mus·lim.
- pseu·do-Mus·lim, adjective, noun, plural pseudo-Mus·lims, pseudo-Mus·lim.
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How to use Muslim in a sentence
At the time, Texas allowed only Christian and Muslim chaplains to attend executions.Supreme Court says Alabama cannot execute inmate without his pastor present | Robert Barnes | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Stand-up comedy is still in a nascent stage in India, and Faruqui was among a small group of comics and an even smaller group of Muslim comics.How An Indian Stand Up Comic Found Himself Arrested for a Joke He Didn't Tell | Sonia Faleiro | February 10, 2021 | Time
Indonesia is a majority Muslim country, but Aceh is the only province with Shariah law.Two men in Indonesia’s Aceh province caned for having sex | Michael K. Lavers | January 30, 2021 | Washington Blade
Much of it is a backlash to immigration in general and Muslim communities in particular.Global Right-Wing Extremism Networks Are Growing. The U.S. Is Just Now Catching Up. | by Sebastian Rotella | January 22, 2021 | ProPublica
If you think about it, the biggest mistake in a way in the partition of Pakistan and India was all the Muslim-majority areas became Pakistan, so the people who were left in India are scattered around.Fareed Zakaria on Putin, the Dalai Lama and Race in America | Nick Fouriezos | January 16, 2021 | Ozy
Indeed, every teacher is expected to be a Muslim by birth or conversion.
Submission is set in a France seven years from now that is dominated by a Muslim president intent on imposing Islamic law.
In 2009, a Pakistani Christian woman got into a religious argument with some Muslim women with whom she was harvesting berries.
The governor of Punjab province, a Muslim man, called publicly for leniency for her.
He sees himself as the first Muslim president of all Europe.
From the Muslim schools of Arabia came the first teachers of modern science to Europe.Evolution of Life and Form | Annie Wood Besant
He washed and went through the mummery of Muslim prayers for the watchful mullah's sake, and climbed on to his bed.King--of the Khyber Rifles | Talbot Mundy
A most important Muslim tradition says that Muhammad declares this sura to be equal to a third of the rest of the Koran.
Said by Muslim commentators to be one of the last ten nights of Ramadhan, the seventh of those nights reckoning backwards.
Muslim commentators hold that the Paraclete (Comforter) promised in John xvi.
British Dictionary definitions for Muslim
a follower of the religion of Islam
of or relating to Islam, its doctrines, culture, etc
- Muslimism or Moslemism, noun old-fashioned, derogatory
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