[muhz-lim, moo z-, moo s-]
- of or relating to the religion, law, or civilization of Islam.
- an adherent of Islam.
- Black Muslim.
Origin of Muslim
< Arabic, literally, a person who submits. See Islam
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Examples from the Web for muslim
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.
But Habeebah had remained a Muslim, and she was for calling the Imam.The Scapegoat
To thee I need no excuse if thou'lt but remember that like thyself I was not born a Muslim.
Then deliberately and after the fashion of the Muslim he was become he spat upon it.
A Muslim marriage is not binding upon a Christian, and I shall account it no marriage.
When his galley was captured by Muslim corsairs he took the only way of escape that offered.
- a follower of the religion of Islam
- of or relating to Islam, its doctrines, culture, etc
C17: from Arabic, literally: one who surrenders
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Word Origin and History for muslim
1610s (n.), 1777 (adj.), from Arabic muslim "one who submits" (to the faith), from root of aslama "he resigned." Related to Islam.
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